Anybody got any running shoes recommendations?

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  1. Trickypants

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    I've survived for years just with basketball shoes, those are fine for treadmill running but now I'm out on the street and really need something more designed for it....:hsd:
     
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    Nike Air Max 180's or 360's are really good running shoes. Not sure on your budget, they run anywhere between $80-$125.
     
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    If you are serious about running get the Asics Kayano XII or Asics Nimbus VII.

    They are last years models and might be hard to find in stock, but if you can find them you will thank me later.
     
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    For running shoes you need to find a running store and try on a few to figure out what fits right. If you don't know the pronation of your foot they will help you figure it out as well, because that is probably the thing that most decides what type of shoe will be best.

    As far as Brands go, my favorite is usualy Asics, but Brooks and New Balance are also good brands
     
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    It's really not a good idea for people to suggest you a model of shoe without knowing anything about the fit or your foot shape.
     
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    Now by 'running store' I assume this would be different from a Foot Locker/Champs Sports?

    I'm trying to think but I can't think of any running stores I've ever seen...:hsd:
     
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    This is where I go, its in columbus, Im sure there are similar places anywhere in the US. Prices are just as good as anywhere, and the service is a must. You can try the shoes on and go for a run outside before buying, and even try them out for a few days and return them if there are any problems.

    http://www.frcols.com/Index.html
     
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    Hmmm :coold:

    I'm sure there's one around here, I guess it's just never been at the top of my 'to notice' list being the fatass I am. :o
     
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    I run with Nike air max 360's and the cushioning is great. Mine are starting to "squeak" so I guess there's a leak in the air pockets somewhere. :dunno:
     
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    Before someone recommends you the Kayano or Nimbus you must know the type of foot you have.

    Generally speaking if you have medium to low arches that are flexible you would want a stability shoe. If you have medium to high arches that are more rigid than flexible (they don't collapse much when you put your weight on them) you would want a Neutral shoe. If you have flatter feet and are overweight you might want to look into the feel of a Motion Control shoe. And if you have very high rigid arches I would look into getting the Asics Kinsei.

    As for the 360's and 180's, sometimes I wonder about the effects of advertising. If you try on any elitist running shoe compared to the 360's, the 360's will feel like garbage. I mean, speaking solely of people who run on a regular basis I don't personally know, or have read of anyone that runs 5k's or marathons in them, and brags about them being superior
     
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    Convers All Stars. :o

    LOL, I'm looking for a good pair of running shoes as well. The orange New Balance ones are on the top of my list right now.
    It's gay that all the Champs, Footlockers, etc. that I go to seem to only sell shitty basketball sneakers and thug footwear now. :ugh:
     
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    Nike Free?

    You can buy at EASTBAY.COM, there a 30% off coupon, "LKS1FF76"
     
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    damn, I didn't think it was this complex....:noes:
     
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    air max's have always been good to me and those new nike free's are tight too.
     
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    you really need to find out what your gait is and all that.
     
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    Same here, I was going heavy on the sit down calf raise machine and the shoe popped. Sounded like a gun shot went off in the gym. The shoes squeek everytime I walk. :wtc:
     
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    I never heard a pop from mine, but I think the seated calf raise machine is the reason mine are squeaking. So for now on, I wear an old pair of shox for leg days.
     
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    nike frees.
     
  23. _Kanwisher!

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    Nike Free's are training shoes :rofl:
     
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    I tried a lot of different kinds and always got shin splints.

    Finally settled on some Asics. I took out the inserts that came in them and put in some aftermarket inserts. Been great so far. Running 15-20 moles per week.
     
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    new balance...if you have a NB store near you hit them up
     
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