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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Running shoe recommendations?

Well after losing a ton of weight I got lazy and stopped my cardio and focused on weights then got even more lazy and started going less and less. Well I've gained back nearly 25lbs and I never wanted any part of the treadmill since I'm used to wearing crosstrainers. So I've always like nike air max's but the pair I like are over $140 and they will last me 6-7 months. So I was wondering what suggestions I could find for a reasonable price. I don't care about the coolest looking shoe since I don't think anyone gives a damn about my feet at the gym. I just want a supportive lighweight shoe that won't make my shins hurt like crazy after 15 mins on the treadmill.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 02:29 PM
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best i've owned

pearl izumi.comfortable and very lightweight

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 02:32 PM
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asics. They will have one for your foot type, and go on sale everyother week between academy, sports authority, and Dick's.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 02:50 PM
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Go over to Run On! sports and get fitted for a proper pair of shoes.

If there isn't a Run On! near by check out the link below to find a store close to you:

A good running store will ask you about things like miles per week, pace, surface, arch type, shoe tilt, etc.

Nothing like buying a pair of running shoes made for under pronators when you are an over pronator and fucking up your knees in the process.

The better running stores will let you take a test drive in your shoes around the block.

Me, I'm about as flat footed as possible (over pronator) so I run in Brooks Beasts. Given my mileage they last about 3 months and run about $120. But compared to a knee repair that's cheap.

Barring going to a running store to get properly fitted you can come very close using the following:

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 02:59 PM
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What WhiteCobra said, Luke's Locker off Oak Lawn will do the same thing as Run On, fyi. They have you run on a treadmill in front of them and tell you all the things you need to know about your running style and what will work best.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tips, I had no clue there was a place that would give you that much help in choosing a running shoe.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 06:48 PM
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I went to Run-On and got fitted in a nice pair of Brooks. For all I know the employees were blowing a bunch of smoke up my ass, but I love the shoes.

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