Post # 1
Started doing intervals again (power walk for song, then run/job for a song while listening to iPod), and I realized that my current running shoes are too broken in from past extreme work-outs. It sucks as they still look as good as new.
Hence, fitness bees, this is where you come in:
What do you wear/recommend for running shoes? My current ones are Nikes, but I forget the “model.” I’m trying it keep it under $100, hence those $120 Asics may be a no-go.
Post # 3
I love my Nike Dual Fusion. They are lightweight and comfortable – great for running outdoors and pretty instense workouts.
Post # 4
@MrsNewDay: I wear Asics. I had a consultation when I started running at The Running Room to see what kind of sneakers I needed. Turned out I overpronated and needed sneakers with extra support.
Post # 5
@MrsNewDay: I’d go to a store that specializes in fitting runners. They can analyze your stride and fit you in something that will correct and support. Personally, I run in Nike Speed Lites. They’re awesome for me.
Post # 6
I have brooks ghost, they are fantastic! I have pretty bad plantar fascitis, and it doesn’t hurt with it. In store they are about $110, but you can get the last years model on Amazon or Finish Line for under 100!
Post # 7
@MrsNewDay: I recommend going to a running store and getting fitted. Tell them your price point and they can help out. I run in the Brooks Ghost 5 which are $110, but I normally get them on sale for $90.
As the cashier put it to me– you can get a pair of running shoes at Famous Footware for $50. But chances are it won’t be the right shoe and you will end up with at least $50 in co-pays for physical therapy or doctors visits.
Post # 8
I went to sears and bought a pair of adidas, they we’re on sale for $30. They are amazing and comfortable. Love them for running. litestrike eva is the style. Been running/exercising with them for 6 months. We’re better than my Nike’s for $79
Post # 9
@MrsNewDay: I think the best thing to do is go to a local running shop and have them help. They will assess your gait and help you choose!
Post # 10
I have Nike Free, but it depends on the strength of your foot. If you want to get serious about running, have a professional help you pick out a shoe. I work out a lot, so a lightweight shoe with little support like the Free is great for me.
The idea is you start out with a shoe with lots of support and you work your way “up” to a shoe with less and less support, because it’s good for your posture, balance, etc. That’s why people like the five-toed shoes to run in, but they’re still a litttttle too weird for me. 😉
Post # 11
As PP said go get fitted for running shoes. Since you don’t even know the style of your last pair we have no way of knowing if you need a neutral, stability or motion control. Therefore our opinion on what we like is basically useless.
Post # 12
I personally wear Asics (with special insoles because of my stride). But I’d recommend going to a local running store to get fitted.
Post # 13
Not all Asics are incredibly expensive. I’ve gotten lucky a few times 🙂 As of right now, I have a pair of Nike Dual Fusions. I like them. Very lightweight and sturdy all at the same time. However, if I were to get back into some serious ground-pounding, I would go back to Asics. I did A LOT of running in the military and those were my tried and true. BUT, I know quite a few soldiers who liked the Reebok Zig Zags. I don’t know how good they are because I’ve never owned a pair, but many Special Forces soldiers wore them and those men run marathons like every day.
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I agree with PPs to get fitted or at least go to a store with lots to choose from and try on everything in your size. I ended up with a pair that forces me to midstrike my steps and I have a lot less leg pain and foot fatigue as a result.
Post # 15
I love my Nike Free Run 2’s!!!! They are so light weight but still offer support. I used to wear Nike shocks but cant even imagine putting those on my feet now because they are so damn heavy compared to the Free Runs!!!
Post # 16
I have small, narrow feet, so Saucony seems to be most comfortable for me.
The pair I have retail for about $100. (But DH is friends with one of the store clerks so we got a 20% employee discount!)