(Closed) Looking for NEW running shoes! What do you Bees jog in?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I reccommend going to a store that specializing in running and having a shoe fitted.  It can make a world of difference for your joints.  Different people have different foot shapes and gait patterns.  I personally have a neutral foot, and I run in Pearl Izumi Cruise.  I also do really like Asics as a brand in general, but again, they make many different types of shoes, so find out what kind is right for you.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with missrobots 100%. Everyone is different. Ff you are serious about running you should have a professional check out your running style and they’ll fit you in something that will be best for your feet! It’s free! Just go to a specialized running store and anyone will help you.

I have Asics!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree about going to a running store.  That said, I love Mizunos, they’re so light and cushiony, I’m on my 5th or 6th pair right now.  Also, my sister is a pretty intense runner, and she just got really into Brooks, which are also amazingly light.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can also do an online test on some sites (Mizuno, Brooks, etc) to see which shoes you should get. I over pronate and just got new Brooks shoes and I’m in love!!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

i wear a pair of nikes…i don’t remember what the actual name is but i haven’t gone into any of the running stores to get properly fitted but i haven’t had any complaints so far. they’re much better than the first pair of nikes i was running with.

i got them mainly because i wear nike exclusively [not sure why but i do] and i do use the nike chip as well. i love it. i believe you can buy a little sling to attach to your shoelaces as well.

just found a sling on amazon: http://amzn.to/dQdpwo

i run about 2-3 times a week, just around my neighborhood. there are some inclines, which ups the difficulty and intensity but i’m still mostly walking up hills. i’m slowly working towards doing a 10k. for me, what motivates me is just being healthy and being outside. plus, i’ve signed up for a few 5k races this summer so that definitely keeps me in the constant “training” mode. plus, with the nike plus chip i know how well i’m doing and that’s quite addicting, in and of itself.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My favorite is asics. For cross training (like p90x and Insanity excercises) I use Mizunos because they’re light on my feet.  It helps when I do the plyometric excercises (jumping excercises).

I’ve been running long distance and training for marathons over 10 years, and the best thing I’ve ever done for myself is going to a specialty store to get running shoes just right for me.  =) At the specialty stores, they will watch the way you run/walk, take a foot print, and look at your arches.  So they just don’t test what your foot looks like…but they also check how you run.  Everyone pronates their feet/ankles differently.  Once you know what shoe best fits YOU, then you don’t have to worry about getting different shoes all the time.  You can look for the same model and wait for discounts!  That’s what I do now. 

Also, the rule of thumb is change your shoes after 500 miles. If you’re going to be running quiet often, you don’t want to be wearing worn out shoes.  You don’t want to ruin your knees or anything else! 

 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As others have said, find a salesperson who really knows what they’re talking about (ie not some random person at Footlocker). Personally, since I have narrow feet and high arches, I  love Asics – they’ve ever let me down. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m in love with my Nike LunarGlides!

Post # 14
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Newbee

I have a pair of Nike Frees (3.0) but wasn’t getting enough support on them (they are “minimalist” very light running shoes) so have just got a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS – it is like running on clouds, pretty good stuff!

The recommendation to go to a specialist running shop is an excellent idea. You can also check out the reviews in Runners World to get an idea of pros/cons of different shoe models as described by users and/or testers:

http://www.runnersworld.com/topic/0,7122,s6-240-400-0-0,00.html

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree to have a specialist at a running store suggest something, though personally I wear Mizunos.  I have extremely high arches and the foot pain I’d been having totally went away when I switches to the Mizuno Wave Creation model.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

asics gels are super, have been running in my current pair for 18months, should really get a new pair but they are v comfy!

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