Post # 1
Hey Runner Bees!
I have always worked out is New Balance shoes and been relatively happy with them. But now that I’ve started running a lot more, I was hoping to find some shoes that will help me with my stride a bit better. Sometimes I have problems with my shins hurting, and I’ve noticed my ankle hurting occasionally as well.
I know that if I go to a Running Room or other running-specialty store they can point me in the right direction, but I thought I’d get the unofficial “Bees endorsement” first!
I believe I am an under-pronater as well, if that helps 😉
Post # 3
I’ve never been to a specialty store but I have always used Brooks. I loveee them
Post # 4
I had the same issues as you. I was always running in Nike’s. Anyways I finally went to get fitted and I decided on Brooks. I LOVE them! And guess what, no more shin pain or ankle pain!! I was even having knee pain and I don’t anymore either. I also heard Mizuno’s are very good, but I haven’t tired those yet…I want to!
Post # 5
Right now I run in Nike Air Structure Triax (with superfeet inserts) and Asics 2160s. I typically buy Asics, but I am going to try Mizuno or Brooks next. I tend to get a hot/tingly sensation on the balls of my feet after 45-50 minutes.
Post # 6
Get properly fitted at a specialty running store. I love my shoes, but they work for my foot, the way my foot srikes the ground, and the way I roll off of my foot during my stride. My shoes might not work for your feet or stride, know what I mean?
Usually, specialty running stores will look at your foot & analyze your gait and footstrike. They can make sure you end up in a shoe that works for you 🙂
Post # 7
I’m currently in Nike Pegasus 28s. I love them.
Post # 8
Another Brooks runner here! I was fitted at a specialty running store and it made ALL the difference in my running.
Post # 9
I just got a pair of Aisics Gel-Excel 33’s – they have a foamy sole that soft yet supportive, and the sole is built to gently correct form and prevent shin splints. I’m two runs in, plus a walk, and so far they have been amazing all-around shoes. I’m very pleased and will be looking at getting a few extra pairs to have on hand down the road. I highly recommend them!
Post # 10
I swear by Asics! So fantastic!
Post # 11
merrell free form- im a minimalist runner though
Post # 12
I used to wear Mizunos but now I’m using the Nike Free Run + Superfeet insoles and I love them!
Post # 13
I normally stick with Nike, but I have to echo previous bees– get fitted! Your wisdom may be totally off– I have high arches, so I bought shoes to support them. When I got fitted, they realized I was wearing the entirely wrong shoe and that was probably why I sprained my knee.
Post # 14
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The issue isn’t with a brand shoe, but with the specific shoe, so New Balance might be fine for you, but you may need one that works for your foot. You should have your gait analyzed.
I run in Nike Run Free, and have been for about 2 years.
Post # 15
I used to be a New Balance girl, but I am in LOVE with my Saucony’s. LOVE!
Post # 16
I was a Nike fan for years till I bought my first pair of Mizunos. I will never go back. As nice as Nikes were they now seem like garbage compared to my Mizunos. I’m in love. 🙂
EDIT: But definitely get yourself measured. My guy has some over pronation issues and we bought his shoes based on that, not brand. I had no over or under pronation issues so that basically opened me up to whatever I wanted and I received a recommendation for Mizunos from another runner.