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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post


good advice - Go to footlocker and find out if you pronate or overpronate and get them to recommend you a shoe, nothing worse than buying online and having the wrong shoe. thats if you are serious about running and dont want any injures that could have easily been prevented.

Anyone doing the Sydney half marathon in Sept?

 

I have seen too many horror stories with ill fitting equipment for exercise from bikes to running, While getting a pair of dress shoes that are a half size too large, narrow or wide can be an annoyance but nothing that an inner sole or different socks can't sort out. It is easy to overlook the amount of stress coming through contact points when exercising, for running that being the shoes. Saving a bit of money buying online and getting a bad fit can quickly be a negative saving when you are looking at $75 per session with a physio.

post #36857 of 57125
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

good advice - Go to footlocker and find out if you pronate or overpronateand get them to recommend you a shoe, nothing worse than buying online and having the wrong shoe. thats if you are serious about running and dont want any injures that could have easily been prevented.

Anyone doing the Sydney half marathon in Sept?

You can look at the wear of the rubber heel on your dress shoes
post #36858 of 57125
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post


@Lach - Minimalist running isn't a trend, we've been doing it for about 40,000 years.

Oh come on, that is incredibly trite, it is absolutely a trend over the last 5 years since Nike went with the Free run, copying the 5 fingers fad (which are only 10 years old themselves).

Whether it stays around, or the wheel turns back to "you need the most support you can get" which defined 1980s and 1990s running is what remains to be seen.
post #36859 of 57125
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Originally Posted by kayhill View Post

Would be interested to know what draws you to American Psycho.

 

Not trying to be critical, btw; genuinely interested to know. I have a blog named 'greed and disgust' after all. ; )

 

This is pretty common for people who don't actually remember the eighties first hand. The novel is a shallow, vacuous and soulless shit-heap, which I guess it has to be to be a relevant cristicism of the decade, but boy it makes for a tough read. The film, I think, is too much fun, it loses a lot of the banality that makes the novel such an edifying drag.

 

I don't think the film works as a criticism of the eighties, it's a bit too nostalgic, and not really how I remember them.

 

The music back then was still fucking awesome though.

post #36860 of 57125

Superfudge - agree with every word of your American Psycho book review except for "shitheap". It's confronting, hilarious, totally original, and brilliant. This was the first of a trilogy (including Glamarama and Lunar Park) in which Ellis really hit his career peak.

 

The movie nearly made it over the line (and Bale is fabulous), but ultimately is played a little too hard for laughs, at the expense of the book's profound darkness.

 

Regarding running shoes, I've been on Vibram 5-fingers for a couple of years and love them, even on hard pavement. But they really force one to use a different - dare I say it, "more correct" style. I find now that even in "normal" running shoes, I take the impact with the balls of my feet rather than my heels. I think it's a great way to run and the entire theory behind it makes perfect sense to me.

post #36861 of 57125
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

Completely agree.

 

I'm a casual runner, and I sometimes wear the runners as beaters to get coffee or to throw out the garbage.

 

Serious running shoes (Asics, New Balace, Saucony) are an investment, and cost about $300 and upwards.

 

Hmm I think investment might be stretching it a bit, unless you are a short / mid distance track runner. Once you start doing long / endurance distance on roads,  you will be wearing your shoes out six months at a time... assuming you mean serious running shoes for serious runners.. I think we are saying the same thing though.. don't buy expensive runners! Buy 'good' runners, for your feet / running style. I used to buy the same model in bulk once I find a good one.

 

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Originally Posted by lachyzee

Oh come on, that is incredibly trite, it is absolutely a trend over the last 5 years since Nike went with the Free run, copying the 5 fingers fad (which are only 10 years old themselves).

 

It is a bit of a fad isn't it, although I like to think of it as a developing niche, there are definite advantages depending on the runner. I do lunch time runs at the Botanical Gardens and rarely see people wearing the 5 fingers. I've had 2 pairs for four years but was only an occasional user until recently - it is very good for the joints, but takes ALOT of getting used to. Man I I'm such a shoe addict.

post #36862 of 57125
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

Superfudge - agree with every word of your American Psycho book review except for "shitheap". It's confronting, hilarious, totally original, and brilliant.

 

I have a love/hate relationship with that book. I get what it's trying to do and I respect the author for doing it, I just feel that the joke is often at the reader's expense. There's vast barren tracts of literary wasteland between the funny parts and the funniest one didn't even make it into the film. I guess getting Tom Cruise to cameo would have been too much, but hey, they could have used Miles Fisher!

 

For Brett Easton Ellis movie adaptations, The Rules of Attraction hits the mark better than most.

post #36863 of 57125
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post
I take the impact with the balls of my feet rather than my heels. I think it's a great way to run and the entire theory behind it makes perfect sense to me.

Switching to running on the balls of my feet solved shin splints and feels like I get way better power transfer, although I find that with my casual approach to running frequently I'm now getting really sore points on the inside of my forefoot. Time to HTFU...

post #36864 of 57125
Someone was looking for a seersucker suit, IIRC

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post #36865 of 57125
Quick straw poll: what in your opinion (dear reader) are the most SF-approved and versatile colours for t-shirts? White, navy, heather gray...others?

(For possiblities, look here.)
post #36866 of 57125
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Quick straw poll: what in your opinion (dear reader) are the most SF-approved and versatile colours for t-shirts? White, navy, heather gray...others?

(For possiblities, look here.)

+ Slayer
post #36867 of 57125
Tobias: white and marle grey. I've seen some people really pull off black too, I personally don't.
post #36868 of 57125
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Quick straw poll: what in your opinion (dear reader) are the most SF-approved and versatile colours for t-shirts? White, navy, heather gray...others?

(For possiblities, look here.)

Think you cover the main ones.

Next on the list, for me at least, would be a nice pale pink.

Marble grey is probably my favourite choice.
post #36869 of 57125
Navy t-shirt, and pale pink t-shirt. Natural white t-shirt is good. Optic white is too white for me, sometimes.

The single BEST thing, though, when it comes to wearing t-shirts it to keep yourself in the best physical condition/shape possible. You invariably look better in the t-shirt, and probably without, but that doesn't interest me...
post #36870 of 57125
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

+ Slayer

I mean, obviously the list would actually be:
1. Slayer
2. Slayer again
3. Heather grey
4. Slayer
5. White
6. Navy
7-405. Slayer
406. Pale pink...actually no, Slayer
...and so on

(thanks guise)
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