Post # 1
Hi Bees, I was lucky enough to get a $75 gift card to Kohls and $50 cash in addition to other stuff this Christmas. I’ve really wanted to get a new pair of sneakers for working out. I mainly do spinning, elliptical and want to start running again couch to 5k).
I have plantar fasciitis so I need a sneaker that can help with that, at least support my high arch. I also would like to be able to get them at kohls ( store or online) but if someone has good rec for ones available elsewheream please let me know! Thanks Bees!
Post # 3
@MsYankee: I would go to a local athletic/running shoe store (Feet Fleet or something similar) and have them fit you with a shoe that works best for you. Then, see if Kohl’s has that shoe in stock. If not, I’d definitely invest in something they recommend, it can make a huge difference in your comfort level while exercising.
P.S. I have a really high arch and invested in a very pricey pair of arch supports and feel it was very worthwhile!
Post # 4
I’ve heard amazing things about Vibram FiveFingers (those toe-shoes) helping people with PF. (Never had it but heard wonderful stories.) I was using mine exclusively for quite awhile, they’re mega comfortable. I have extremely high arches, and I love them for that — they help the muscles and bones in your feet become stronger, so you’re really using your feet instead of just yourshoes.
Post # 5
Thanks for all the recs! After research and trying on I got the Reebok SmoothFlex! I love them so far! The color makes me happy and want to get to the gym every time I look at them, and they are super cushiony!
Post # 6
LOVE THE COLOR!!! pretty workout clothes make me want to wear them and do stuff hahaha otherwise i feel like a fraud for buying/wearing them
Post # 7
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If you have foot problems, you unfortunately should not be buying your shoes at a place like Kohls. You should find a local running store and get professionally fitted. The service is usually free, especially if you buy a pair of shoes. I love Nike Free 3.0, but a minimal shoe like that would porbably not be good for someone with arch issues.
You should probably wear a crosstrainer on the eliptical and a much harder shoe than a running shoe on the spin bike. While spinning, you want to sole of your shoe to be nice and stiff. When you run, you want the sole really flexible.
Post # 8
@mrsSonthebeach, thanks I actually was thinking about getting separate spin shoes