Post # 1
I need to buy some new shoes for running. Wondered what the favourite brands are for actual running?
I am a New Balance girl, but for some reason they just don’t feel right when I run. Great for the gym, walking, but not supportive enough for running.
Post # 4
I recommend getting fitted at a speciality store! The right brand of shoes depends on you, not what anyone else wears 😉 For example, my mom, sister, husband, and me all got fitted professionally. I wear Mizuno Wave Alchemys, my sister and mom wear New Balances, and my husband wears Nikes.
Post # 5
I got fitted with Brooks at a specialty store.
Post # 6
Asics are my go to running shoes. FI loves Brooks.
Post # 6
Asics! Always! ..The gel ones..
Post # 7
@hotchildinthecity: <– what she said. The brand is less important than how it fits YOUR foot. Get a gait or stride analysis or get some input from a running specialty store. They will make sure that the shoe not only fits your foot, but is also reactive to the way your foot hits the ground, the way you roll through on your stride, and if you pronate/supinate. Running shoes are expensive but well worth the investment. Oh, and when I find a pair I really like, I order my next few pair on zappos for much cheaper 🙂
Post # 8
@DaneLady: I do the exact same thing, except I go through HolaBird Sports and get the previous model for like 1/2 price. Score!
Post # 9
The most popular running sneaker brands are Mizuno, Asics, Brooks, and Nike and Saucony.
I tend to stay away from brands that make sneakers for a lot of diferent sports, and aim for those who focus on running (the brands above). Nike is the outlier, as they make everything, but I have had pretty good luck a few times with running sneakers by Nike. My go-to sneakers are Asics, especially since I can usually find them pretty cheaply.
If you need new running sneakers I suggest going to a local running store and gettin fit. They will look at your gait in a neutral shoe, to see if you pronate. Then they will have you try several different sneakers and most give you a chance to run outside or on a treadmill to try them out. Fleet Feet is where I’ve gone in the past and they have a 30 day return policy, which is awesome. But I usually don’t buy sneakers from the local shops because they usually have them marked at full retail and I can almost always save $30-50 by buying online. It’s too much of a savings to me to pass up. (We returned DS’s sneakers when I found them online, the exact same shoe, not last years model or anything, for $54 cheaper!!)
Post # 10
@hotchildinthecity: we’re definitely on the same page 🙂 I saw that you run marathons as well… my first is in 3 days- PM me some advice?
//end threadjack 😛
Post # 11
I love New Balance. I discovered they worked the best for me when I ran xc in high school. So I just keep buying them. 🙂
Post # 12
Brooks. I love them. The cross country team at my college runs with Brooks.
Post # 13
I wear nikes but use to wear asics and mizunos. I have relatives in saucony. It all depends on what works on you. Also make sure your in an appropriet “running” shoe and not a cross trainer or everday shoe.
Post # 14
New Balance! Made in America, baby.
Post # 15
@DaneLady: I completely second everything you said here!
For the record, my running shoes are Asics.