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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2003, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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Best running shoes.

Gonna start running around Duck Creek, but skate shoes arent exactly the most comfortable to run in My shoes are firm and the bottoms are thin so I can feel more of the deck below my feet, of course that means I can feel more of the ground when I am running, so what shoes should I look at buying? Just some cool looking nikes/rebook/addias shoes?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2003, 07:28 AM
 
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In my experience it really depends on the shape of your foot. For instance, I have high arches, so I have to get shoes with a high arch or buy in soles. Also, if you know if you pronate or supinate, that would/should affect what shoes you would get.

So, it jusr really depends on what you are comfortable with. I would suggest going out and trying on some different brands to see what feels comfortable.
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What is your arch type?
How do you run? Over-pronator? Neutral? Under-pronator?
# of days per week?
weight?
miles per week?
thick or thin socks?
average training pace?
running surface?

Picking out a pair of running shoes isn't as easy as it once was. Which is a good thing. You only have one pair of knees!

Go to one of the Run On! shops around the metroplex and talk with one of the sales staff. They are all runners and know shoes. You pay just about the same.

The reason I say this is because running shoes these days have very specific bio-mechanics built into them. If you under-pronate and get shoes for over-pronators, you will eventually have problems.

Most of your Foot Lockers and such don't have the knowledge required.

I have very flat fleet and over pronate (flat feet and over pronation go hand in hand). I wear orthotics and need a very wide toe carriage (big and flat ass feet, size 13/14).

I run in Brooks Beasts. Best shoe for me.

If I run in Wave Mercury, I would end of being crippled in 5 years! They are made for someone who has good running mechanics. Something I'll never have.
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Thanks for the tips.

Link for run on!
http://www.runondallas.com/

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2003, 07:51 PM
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I wear nothing but Adidas - head to toe - when working out.

It's all about the image, man.

Viva la Run DMC!
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