(Closed) What do you recommend for running shoes?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love my Nike Dual Fusion. They are lightweight and comfortable – great for running outdoors and pretty instense workouts. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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
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Bumble bee

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
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Sugar bee

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Helper bee

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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!)

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