(Closed) Sneaker Recommendation?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I really like Asics running shoes and have used various different ones for years.  I don’t know the name of the exact model I have now but something along these lines:

Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe

I also recently got a pair of Asics Tigers which are great for walking around in (although I don’t think they give enough support for exercising).

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wear the Mizuno Wave Creation, after a salesperson at a running store suggested I try those for my high arches (I was having a ton of foot and shin pain issues with New Balance).  The Mizunos made all that pain go away, but they’re definitely pricey. I tend to wear my newest pair for running only and then an older one for walking around to preserve them a little.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am an asics fan!!!!

There are only a few running shoe brands that actually use scientific evidence and biomechanics when designing a shoe. Back when I was in undergrad I did a project on it and their were only two brands who did Asics and Saucony. I am sure there are more now but do your research and stay away from the big brand names like Nike, Rebok, Adidas etc. They make shoes to be “cool” not functional.

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@moderndaisy: Great question, I need exactly the same thing AND my mom just won a contest at work for a free pair of sneakers that she is generously giving to me! Definitely going to keep an eye on this thread. Good luck with your search!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I HIGHLY recommend going to a store and getting fitted. There’s a Jackrabbit on 72nd and a NY Running company in the Time Warner Center, just to name the first ones that come to mind. They also have them all over the city. I would go to either of those, and they’ll videotape you walking and running and help recommend shoes that fit your feet perfectly. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@hilsy85: That’s how I’ve gotten my last few pairs of Asics (although not in NYC).  Getting fitted for running shoes is great!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love Skechers. I have a lot of foot problems, and they support my feet in all the right places. I even have the hubs hooked on them now

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got a pair of Nike’s for Christmas. I had used the same sneakers for over a year (I run/work out A LOT), and I was experiencing a lot of leg/knee pain. After I started working out in the new sneakers, I was amazed at how much less pain I was in!!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

@hilsy85: I second getting fitted.

As far as brands… The ONLY running shoes I have ever bought that don’t give me shin splints are Adidas brand. I’m not sure about their cross trainers, though.

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