Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
I’m in the market for some new sneakers to wear to the gym. I run, I lunge, I weight train 3-4 times a week… do you have any recommendations? What kind of sneakers do you wear?
(I currently have 9 year old adidas! )
Post # 3
I’ve worn Skechers Sport sneakers pretty much exclusively for several years. I don’t know how "good for your feet" they are in comparison to other brands; they were just the sneakers I owned when I started running seven or eight years ago, and I kept buying them because I got used to the way they felt. This year they changed their style a little, but I still found some that I liked. They’ve served me well and are extremely durable — and I really beat my running shoes to death. I wear them until they have actual holes in them.
Post # 4
I love my Nike Plus running shoes!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union
I have Nike running shoes, I think they are Nike air. I love them!
Post # 6
I can’t stand bulky sneakers when I run so I’m partial to Puma’s… I absolutely LOVE them…
Post # 7
I have been wearing Asics and really like them.
I think you need to gear your shoes to the run part — that will have the most impact on your feet and joints. Super Runners Store in New York has employees who are very good at helping with shoe selection. You can even do a short test run in them on the street by the store.
Good running shoes are essential to protect you from injury.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
I do more trail running – I love montrail’s continental divide trainer! They’re super cushy.
Also, solomon makes good (quick lace) trainers
Post # 9
I wear Brooks Addiction and for trail runners I use Adidas Supernova.
But, the best athletic shoe is highly dependent on your gait and body structure…almost all the major athletic shoe manufacturers make high quality shoes (e.g. asics, adidas, reebok, brooks, nike), but it really depends on you which is best. I’m going to disagree with a couple of the above posts and say I would stay away from brands that aren’t made for athletic use (e.g. puma, skechers) b/c you can wreak some serious long term havoc on your joints without the adequate support…which may not be apparent for years.
I would highly recommend going to a store that asks you to run/walk a short distance and fits you in the best shoe for you. I don’t have any NYC suggestions, though, but most specialty running stores will do this (and the fit they give will be useful even for other activities than running).
Post # 10
New Balance is a great brand and if I remember correctly they are made in the US which I know some people care about. I have gone through a few pairs of theirs. But I always try on a variety because some brands just don’t fit my foot well.
Post # 11
It really depends on how you run – what part of the foot hits the ground, etc. It makes a big difference. You should find a specialty running store in Manhattan if you can and look for a woman’s sneaker. I’m wearing sneakers from Mizuno and they are great – lightweight, cushioned on the heel, and flexible (which is better for women).
Post # 12
Nike ACG’s are always the most comfy for me. I do have to get a half size up in them compared to my regular 7 & 1/2’s but I love them!!!
Post # 13
new balance! new balance! They are usually on sale at TJ Maxx for not too much 🙂
Post # 14
If you run at all you really should go to a specialty running store and be fitted for the right pair. I made the mistake of buying running shoes that I thought would work for me and after a couple weeks ended up with an weird little foot injury that kept me from doing anything other than riding the stationary bike for almost a year!
At a specialty running store they’ll watch you walk and jog across the floor (don’t worry, they’re not going to make you break a sweat or anything!) and then can recommed a few types of shoes. It doesn’t mean you HAVE to buy them there, but most good shops let you try the shoes out for a week or so and will exchange them if needed.
Post # 15
I agree with runrunrun. It’s very, very important that you get the right fit: so seek help!
9 year old sneakers!! Eek, Mrs. Bee definitely treat your feet with a new pair 🙂
I run & go through a new pair every 3 months or so… Asics are good & used by a lot of runners/trainers/athletes. However, I am in love, love, love with my Nike Zoom Equalons. They are like running on fluffy clouds & offer loads of support. I didn’t know what I’d been missing until I found these shoes.
Post # 16
I have wide feet, so I can only wear New Balance. I’ve worn them since I was like 9 and LOVE them.
Regardless of the brand, though, you should probably get a cross-trainer. They’ll give you the support for running as well as the weight-training.