(Closed) Runners–best shoes?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It is so dependent on what your foot needs…I highly recommend going to a running store where they will watch you run and help you find shoes based on that (i.e. motion control, stability, etc.)

I am currently wearing the Brooks Adrenaline, which have been the best shoes I’ve worn so far.  My feet are super picky though!  Asics make great shoes, as do New Balance.  You just have to find what your feet like best!

Post # 5
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@legenwaitforitdary:  i hated nike free, because they just werent structured enough and broke down too quickly. i recommend going to a running store (I love Pacers, but it depends on where you live) and having them fit you for a shoe. when i went, they had me try on a few different pairs, video’d me running on a treadmill, explained my stride to me and helped me pick the pair that was best for me.

FWIW, i have no pronating, and i’m a hard heel striker, and i have the Mizuno Wave Rider 16’s and am IN LOVE with them.

Post # 6
2566 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I second going to a running store – they’ll best be able to tell you what you’ll need. 🙂

Post # 7
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@legenwaitforitdary:  Yeah, it’s pretty great!  So much easier to have the experts bring you the (hopefully) right shoes.  I notice you’re in Arizona- there is a store called Road Runner Sports here in Seattle that is great, and they have locations in Tempe and Scotsdale.  I have no idea if you’re near either of those cities those!  But I have no doubt there will be something similar near where you are.

Post # 10
1096 posts
Bumble bee

I love my Asics but it’s different for everyone. Go to a specialized running store and have them analyze your foot and stride.

Post # 11
5245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I currently have Nike Free Runs and Free run 2’s but I think I might to get another shoe for running. I like the Free Runs but I think I need more support for my feet

Post # 12
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It really helps to go into a running store and have the staff look at your walk and make recommendations.  Different shoes will provide different levels of support on different parts of your foot, so it’s not a one-size-fits-all type thing.  


If you’re not an experienced runner, also look into proper running form and take it slow.  I have serious shin splints and knee issues from both improper form and inadequate footwear.

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