(Closed) Running Bees…I need tennis shoe help/advice!!

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You should go to a running specialty store (Dick’s is not). I googled running stores in Ohio and Road Runner Sports has a location in Columbus. Not sure if you’re near there, but even if not it would probably be worth a one time trip to get fitted and then order your shoes online from then on. Here is their website.

I am extremely suspicious of stability shoes because they limit the natural motion of your feet so much that it is practically like running in casts. Your foot muscles are probably weakened as a result. I personally found that when I switched to minimalist/transitional shoes, the shin problems that plagued me went away. I do have a natural midfoot strike, however, so minimalist shoes made it much easier to run the way my body wants to naturally. If you don’t it may take some work to get there. I see that they have a clinic on Saturday morning, which might be worth checking out!

Post # 4
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Ahh nobody ever understand WHY I always buy the same shoe everytime!  LOL!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Asics Kayano 19’s, they are amazing for stability needs.  I have bought two pairs, before that i was in the Asics 2000 also.  They come in so many cool funcky colors now, I love that.  Well, before my current Asics Kayano 19s I had the 18s which are essentially the same in terms of stability. 

I would say try the Asics Kayano 19’s, if you don’t like them most places let you return them after a certain number of wears or days.  Hope you like them, I love mine!

Happy Running!

Post # 5
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I second going to a running specialty store (not a major national chain like dick’s or foot locker).  They’ll be more knowledgable about what kind of shoe you need and be able to give you a few different options.  You’re probably looking at spending $80-120 for your first pair, but after that you can shop around and find the same shoe cheaper online or somewhere else.  I wear a moderate stability shoe (I over-pronate) and have been running in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS for the last few years.

Post # 6
2743 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Go to a running specialty store. Dicks put me into a shoe that caused my first stress fracture years ago.

Post # 7
1405 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with a running store.  They put me on a treadmill for a few minutes and recorded my feet hitting the ground.  We slowed the video down and determined the best shoe for my stride. 

Post # 8
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Props to you for hitting up the running speciality store — they are SOOO much more in the know than your ol’ Dick’s shoe associate.

I’m a big fan of “if it’s not broke, don’t try to fix it”, so I vote with sticking with the shoes you’ve already been using (just a new pair).  That being said, I’m a Brooks girl true and through, so I’m a little biased.  Brooks are great!! <3



I also get sad when a shoe I like comes in colors I’m not a fan of, so you’re not being that silly! 🙂  I tend to stay with the same shoe, but sometimes they get discontinued, so I’m forced to look into something else.  That’s how I stumbled across the Brooks Pure line.. love the Flow and the Cadence!

Post # 9
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I went to a running store and they measured my foot and watched me run.  I got a pair of Brooks and I love them.  I’m not sure of the actual style name/number of my Brooks, but they have a big “toe box” which is why I like them since I have wide feet.  They were more comfortable on my feet compared to the Asics.  And I was having knee issues prior to buying the Brooks (because I was wearing cheapo Nikes) and since wearing the Brooks, I haven’t had any issues. 

I would go with what you know and/or feel comfortable in.  So if the Asics 2000 is what works, I’d stick with that.  I can tell you that I’ll continue to buy the Brooks when my pair wear out. 

Post # 10
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely go to a running store- the people there should analyze your running style and what your foot needs and bring you shoes to best support that.  It is so helpful!


FWIW I’ve worn both the Asics Kayano and the Brooks Adrenaline, and I love my Brooks!  The kayanos were great shoes too, but I have super picky feed (high arches but the hate any insoles with a high arch support…go figure…) and I have never been happier than with the Brooks Adrenaline.  But you have to try on all the shoes and decide for yourself!  It’s kinda fun too!

Post # 12
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I bought Brooks Adrenaline over and over again for the past ten years, and just decided to switch it up.  I went to a specialty running store and he put me in a pair of Brooks, Asics, and Saucony and I ended up with the Asics.  I have only run in them once or twice, and I haven’t figured out yet if I’m glad I made the switch.  I have always loved my Brooks, so I would probably recommend those!

Post # 13
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Go back to your old shoe!! If you didn’t have any issues with it, there is NO reason to change it!!

Post # 14
4523 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I love asics 🙂

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