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What brand of running shoes do you wear?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by clarinetplayer, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Brooks Addiction - best motion control shoe I could find for my flat feet. Just ordered my 3rd pair today. Other two worn out.
     
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    Brooks Addiction - best motion control shoe I could find for my flat feet. Just ordered my 3rd pair today. Other two worn out.

    what are motion control shoes?
     
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    Vibram Five Fingers, and I find them great for my squats/deadlifts as well.
     
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    Running shoes, like suburban houses and automobiles, are an area where terrible design has established itself as the norm. It is sad.

    I'm wearing Saucony Fast-Twitches right now, which are more or less tolerable.
     
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    what are motion control shoes?

    Motion control shoes help stabilize the foot during your stride to control over pronation, a common problem with flat feet like mine.

    Two years ago I started using them after visiting a professional running shop for the first time (saw videotape of my stride).

    If you over-pronate, I'd definitely give them a try
     
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    Mizuno Wave Creation 10. The next in the series, Wave Creation 11, sounds like a very big update in technology.
     
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    New Balance motion control shoes - don't remember model number but it's one of the higher end US-made versions. I have feet as wide as a duck's, and NB comes is readily avaialable in the wide sizes that feel right - with other brands, my little toe feels like it is going to get amputated after a couple of hours.
     
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    I hate it nowadays that running shoe companies are trying to achieve a snugger fit by narrowing the toe box.

    Nonethless, New balance is still my choice.

    I like vibram and nike frees but only for runs of less than 3 miles.
     
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    I've been wearing Saucony's for years. Been using the ProGrid Omni 4,5,6,and now 7. Looks like they came out with the 8's already.

    But yeah, running shoes are a personal choice and there is certainly no "best" brand.
     
  11. Fatto_in_Italia

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    Used to run on nike zoom, but they only gave me knee problems.
    Now I'm running on Asics (GT 2140) and they seem to be a better match.
     
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    Motion control shoes help stabilize the foot during your stride to control over pronation, a common problem with flat feet like mine.

    Two years ago I started using them after visiting a professional running shop for the first time (saw videotape of my stride).

    If you over-pronate, I'd definitely give them a try


    interesting.
     
  13. runner-guy

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    Saucony or New Balance.
     
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    I hate it nowadays that running shoe companies are trying to achieve a snugger fit by narrowing the toe box.

    Nonethless, New balance is still my choice.

    I like vibram and nike frees but only for runs of less than 3 miles.


    Yes, Nike is the worst with the narrow toe box. I loved the pair of lunar trainers I had, but the racers were just to slim. I have found the best racing flats that can handle high mileage for me are Brooks ST Racer 3's. They have a toe box that is just a bit wider and that makes all the difference.
    Has anyone tried Mizuno Wave Musha 2s? I have heard they are a bit wider than most int he toe box and the weight is really similar to the Brooks I have been running in the last year or so. No running shop around here has them, migh just have to order a pair and see how they work out.
     
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    brooks and asics are my top two. Can't go wrong with either. Great support if you find a decent model
     
  17. MikeinSoCal

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    Asics Gel Kayano 15's I got on sale.

    I've been meaning to hit the local New Balance store though for a proper fitting. I plan on getting more serious with my running, and I think it's best I get the right shoes (cushion vs. stability?).
     
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    I have switched myself from reebok to newbalance for running and sport purposes.
     
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    i research and I found that the lightest Asics shoes are the asics gel-speedstar series. Does anyone have any experience in them?
     

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