Post # 1
What are your favourite running shoes for doing 5k (or more?)
I’m in dire need of some new trainers, and have fairly high arches (higher on the left foot than the right). So! When my partner & I go on vacation in a few weeks we’re going to get some new foot gear and I was looking for some suggestions!
I run mostly on the road (asphalt) or trails (packed gravel/clay/sand) if that makes a support/cushioning difference.
Post # 3
Don’t take anyone advice for shoes! Go to a local running store and actually get fitted! It will make a world of difference!
Post # 4
Definately try them out for yourself. But I have really high arches and there’s some nikes that I like and some I hate (I tend to like the ones that have the more rounded toes), but they often have higher arches than other brands. I’ve also found some ones with good support in Asics. I really don’t like New Balance.
Post # 5
I agree with @SanDiegoAli, nothing beats a professional fitting. I have super high arches and love my Asics Gel-Kayanos. 🙂
Post # 6
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I used to work at a specialty running store where we videotaped people running and analyzed their gait, so here’s my rec’s if you have a high arch…
Asics- Kayano, Nimbus or Cumulus (all cushioned shoes, the Kayano has a bit of arch support as well but is the most expensive. You can look for an older model online that will be cheaper! Other two are also great shoes.)
Brooks- Glycerin or Trance (never personally liked Brooks shoes myself but many runners I know swear by them)
Saucony- Hurricane (Both Brooks, Asics and Sauconys are all great shoes if you have a wider foot. so try a bunch of these on to see which feels best!)
Mizuno- Wave Rider or the Wave Nirvana (Mizuno’s run narrow, better if you have a skinny foot!)
Also, remember to buy your running shoes AT LEAST 1/2 size bigger than your normal shoes size, mine are a full size bigger than my dress shoe.
Post # 6
We are planning on getting a pro-fitting/consultation, I was just curious as to what other ppl with high arches used.
I’ve heard a pretty mixed bag about new balance though.
Post # 7
I agree with the other bees….you definitely need to get fitted at a running store. I have one near me that has a treadmill and they watched me run before helping me find the right pair of shoes for me. Usually those stores are more expensive than your regular shoe store, but it’s worth it for your feet in the long run.
Post # 8
I wear Mizunos – I think my model is the Wave Creation or the Wave Rider – one is more expensive and I’ve found it to have more cushioning which is worth the cost. I’ve had a similar experience as Troubled with New Balance – UGH pain.
Post # 9
I got professionally fitted for shoes at Road Runner (we have a brick and mortar store by me but they have a modified test online). They measured every part of my foot and asked me how much I ran. I then stood on a computerized mat where they analyzed how I balance my weight (left or right foot, ball or heel). Finally I ran on a treadmill and had it videotaped so the consultant could break down how I run (over-pronate or under-pronate).
I had custom insoles made for me. They heat them up in an “oven” and then mold them to your foot. I then only tried on shoes that would correct how I naturally run.
I will disagree with a PP that real running stores cost more than a sporting goods store. Running stores usually carry higher lines of the same brands (Nike, Asics, Adidas, Saucony, etc) so yes the shoes do cost more. However they do not overcharge (or upcharge) for their shoes.
I ended up dropping $230 on my shoes (Nike Volero 5 $130), custom insoles ($70), and running socks ($25). Expensive? Yes. Worth it? HELL YES!