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Help Picking new workout shoes

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I am in need of some new workout shoes and wanted to get some opinions/advice. I saw a new ad for these rebook shoes that 'change' character from a running to a lifting shoe (some new pump thing), and thats what I am looking for. I mostly do weight training and my cardio tends to be elliptical or bikes. However, I want to get back into running again. I usually just wear your standard cross trainers to the gym, and change into a different pair of 'running shoes' to run. I have always had problems with shin splints, and so I got a pair of 'stability' shoes. However, they are not very comfortbale to lift in and are uglier than sin. Any recomendations for one pair of shoes that can do double duty? My problem with standard cross trainers is that they tend to be cushioned, and dont help with the pronation.
 

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What's wrong with having two pairs of shoes? You're obviously picky and will never be satisfied with one pair of shoes.
 

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Originally Posted by greg_atlanta
What's wrong with having two pairs of shoes? You're obviously picky and will never be satisfied with one pair of shoes.

where on earth did you get that from what I said? I have had two pairs of shoes for years now. What gets me is days I go to the gym with the intent of not running, then I decide I want to run and I am in the wrong shoes. I am looking for one single pair of shoes to do double duty, so I can be flexible with my routine.
 

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Not quite sure, but would a Nike Free be worth considering?
 

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Originally Posted by unjung
Not quite sure, but would a Nike Free be worth considering?

I've heard these are great, but I'm not sure the price tag is worth it for me. I go through shoes quick.
 

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working out in your running shoes is not the best idea, especially on leg days. You can't expect much in the way of cushioning from shoes you've just stressed with weights. My gym shoes tend to be worn out running shoes.
 

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Personally I run a couple miles before I lift so I wear running shoes to the gym and use them for running and lifting... I've been using Asics for several years now, I'm not affected in the least bit by wearing my running shoes to lift as well.
 

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You should go to a specialist running shoe shop to be sure, but I would recommend getting 1 pair of running shoes. You don't need special shoes to loaf around the gym, do sit-ups, do weights, etc. Your running shoes can do double duty.
 

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I just got a pair of Nike Free Everyday's. So far so good.


Also when I was searching for a pic. I typed "nike free everday" into microsoft live and it directed me to an eastbay link where live.com was giving 20% cash back, making the total price $71. Pretty good deal. Wish i would have known about it before I bought mine.
 

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I disagree with those clamoring for only 1 pair of shoes. However, picking up a second pair is dependent on your workout routine. If you are truly dedicated to the iron game (i.e. a strong focus in squats, deadlifts, cleans, etc.), you should pick up a pair of sneakers with a flat shoe. The forward lean most running shoes provide throws off your balance and can cause injuries.
 

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Frees or Fivefingers. Or 2 different shoes for their intended use.
 

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what do people think of New Balance? they have a stabliltity shoe that looks beefy enough to handle a couple of days at the gym?

Also to clarify, I would still be using two pairs of shoes. On days where the idea is to lift with some cardio, I have 'gym' shoes, on days where I want to run, but still do a little with weights I want a second pair.

Reebok is coming out with a pair of shoes that has a bladder in the shoe to change the profile.
 

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Although I have a pair of lifting shoes, I find that I usually wear running shoes. Unless I'm doing only O-lifts on a platform (not that often), I find that I often combine lifting w/ some type of cardio. I'd much rather lift in running shoes than run in lifting shoes. I've heard good things about the Nike Free, but I'm too cheap to buy them.
 

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Chucks for lifting - using overly padded shoes for serious lifts is just retarded.

Of course if your version of lifting is using the machines, doesn't really matter.
 

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