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Running Shoes

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by chronovello, Dec 15, 2012.

Do you use minimalist footwear?

  1. Yes

    18 vote(s)
    43.9%
  2. No

    23 vote(s)
    56.1%
  1. totolino85

    totolino85 Well-Known Member

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    nike lunar eclipse2 \ saucony triumph for long distances
    saucony progrid 3 or 4 (don't recall) for short distances.

    I'd love to try New Balance as they're produced in UK or USA and not by some chinese baby as all the other brands but I can't seem to find them anywhere in Italy!
     
  2. marmot8

    marmot8 Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  3. jimmyd760

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  4. Taka

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    New Balances
     
  5. adsmith4

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  6. Dirty Gurty

    Dirty Gurty Well-Known Member

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    Nike Free Run 3.0, v4
     
  7. marmot8

    marmot8 Well-Known Member

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    Would you say these run true to size? I had an older pair of frees that ran at least 1/2 size small. With lots of great colors available online at good prices, I'd like to order but am worried given my past experience.
     
  8. Dirty Gurty

    Dirty Gurty Well-Known Member

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    I wear 10.5 in just about everything, 9.5 in Chucks and 10 in Clark's DBs. I always size up 1/2 on running shoes so I wear an 11 in these. They have this weird attached sock-like liner thingie instead of a traditional tongue so they're kinda funny to squeeze your foot into but once they're on it's fine. I'd recommend sizing up 1/2 size.
     
  9. CentralParkMan

    CentralParkMan Well-Known Member

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    They're my running shoe of choice too!
     
  10. CentralParkMan

    CentralParkMan Well-Known Member

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    Nike Lunaglide 3, looks like I'm not the only one ha ha. I run 6 days a week and find they are light and easy to run in but also have the structure and support I need.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  11. jakeypotato

    jakeypotato Well-Known Member

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    Asics Gel Kayano 18, IMO Nikes are just for aesthetics, not performance.
     
  12. adsmith4

    adsmith4 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed
     
  13. totolino85

    totolino85 Well-Known Member

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    depends, to me are the only shoes that don't make my knees hurts... I can't stand Mizuno and Asics, i've tried but I litteraly am not able to run in them ,they feel just weird to me [​IMG]
    I guess is all about feeling, are probably all pretty good at the moment, tecnology wise I mean.
     
  14. 660

    660 Well-Known Member

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    been using Asics nimbus model for close to ten years now, tried a pair of saucony four or five years ago, can't remember the model, but went back to Asics after only a few runs
     
  15. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Well-Known Member

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    I've always had a severe over overpronation in my feet. Wore shoes with lots of support designed for feet like mine and have some custom orthotic insoles made by a foot doctor.

    A couple years ago I got into Crossfit and bit into the minimalist hype. The theory that your feet and ankles are weak from all the support provided in modern shoes and that going "minimalist" will allow for you to get stronger in these areas and overcome the overpronation. After some time I started developing bad ankle and knee pains. Tried to work through them in my workouts, but eventually it all got too severe and I wasn't able to workout as much anymore.

    Around this point I made an appointment with a good foot-doctor. After explaining my situation to him and some x-rays, he informed me that I was quickly going down the road a bad injury. I had fucked my knees and ankles up. Bone structure is bone structure and if you overpronate badly like I do, you need added support. No amount of strength building in your feet will fix this.

    Now i'm back to running in my "tanks" and insoles. I'm also doing several regular stretches that the doctor showed me. It's helped immensely with the pain even if I still get it on occasion like I was warned would happen. I'd like to get back into long distance running and do another marathon like I did years ago, but it's something that I may not be able to do as easily as I would have before experimenting with those minimalist shoes.

    So what I am really saying here is go to a good foot store or a foot doctor. Have them watch you run and determine your individual needs . Wear shoes designed for your feet, not because they happen to be the latest fitness fad. Your body will be better for it.

    EDIT: That's not to say that minimalist shoes don't work well for some. They do.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  16. adsmith4

    adsmith4 Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever tried Brooks? I run in their Ghost model and they are by far the best shoes I have ever run in. I have tried Nike, Asics and Pearl Izumi. Brooks is strictly about running, they only make shoes for that purpose.
     
  17. totolino85

    totolino85 Well-Known Member

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    I actually always liked their "style" badly said, they look very appealing ,I also red very nice things about them ... Just in Italy are very difficoult to find and where you can they cost 170 euro...
    I'd buy them online but not having any idea wich model to go for and the size is bit of a risk...

    I'm stuck with Nike because I like their flexibility and softness, they also somehow manage to last longer despite logic would say the opposite... are f****ing expencive in shops but I always seem to find either the lunar eclypse or the pegasus for around 50 euro somewhere on the net!

    If I'll ever find them in some shop in sale I'll give brooks a shot anyway!
     
  18. realkingo

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    Nike Free Run.
    My last two shoes were Asics Gel Kayano, but I have noticed that all the cushioning has weakend my feet, which I notive when wearing no running shoes.
    Having low arches and overpronation, running barefooted is probably the best solution. I chose the second best.
    Lets see how it works out...
     
  19. belizblitz

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    i use new balance minimus, no problems so far. Previously used Asics gel foundation because of my flat feet. They did not work out good for me and I ended up getting injured and did not enjoy my runs
     
  20. Oksu

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