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hardware
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"I need to buy running shoes."


  

          

i don't know what to look for tho.

i don't have an arch so idk if that matters.

any help?

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im gonna recommend going to your local Fleet Feet (or similar specialty ...
Jun 05th 2018
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is it expensive?
Jun 05th 2018
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Cheaper than back and/or knee problems for life
Jun 05th 2018
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fair point.
Jun 05th 2018
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      I forget how much my back surgery was (insurance)
Jun 05th 2018
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           just regular long(ish) distance
Jun 05th 2018
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                try some inversions w/ your yoga too
Jun 05th 2018
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                noted
Jun 05th 2018
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                have you started walking?
Jun 05th 2018
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nah they do it just as part of you shoe shopping.
Jun 05th 2018
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cool.
Jun 05th 2018
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Most running specialty stores will do a gait analysis for free
Jun 06th 2018
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^.
Jun 05th 2018
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alladis...
Jun 05th 2018
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+1. Niketown is also great for this
Jun 05th 2018
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I take note of what they recommend...then go buy it online cheaper
Jun 05th 2018
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Looking at some Hokas right.now. My boy swears by them...i'm worried
Jun 05th 2018
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      They probably do have too much cushion for the average runner.
Jun 05th 2018
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What Vomero are you using?
Jun 06th 2018
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      i was mistaken. i have zoom odyssey 2s
Jun 12th 2018
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I hate running, I do walk a good deal...
Jun 05th 2018
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keep your options open to MANY brands. There's more than just Nike &...
Jun 05th 2018
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yeah most people i know that are serious runners wear Brooks.
Jun 05th 2018
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I want to try these On brand joints...but I got sticker shock at the one...
Jun 05th 2018
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I've been big on Saucony. The Kinvaras are a great mix of cushion and mi...
Jun 06th 2018
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Go to a store that will evaluate your, feet, pressure, running pattern -
Jun 05th 2018
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Get fitted
Jun 05th 2018
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Best running shoes. Brooks, New Balance, and Asics. Nike's are no good
Jun 05th 2018
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Ive had luck with the Nike Pegasus
Jun 05th 2018
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      Nike makes good shoes too.
Jun 05th 2018
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      yeah, the more expensive the shoe the worse it probably is
Jun 05th 2018
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      IMO Nike on average lags behind its running competition
Jun 06th 2018
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           I'm biased, so I've never been a fan of Nike. Brooks Revel's are inexpen...
Jun 06th 2018
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I don't run but I like Saucony's
Jun 05th 2018
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aye, the kinvara 9's look alright
Jun 05th 2018
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I love the Grid 9000
Jun 05th 2018
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kinvaras are great cushioned minimal shoes
Jun 15th 2018
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Yeah I got a couple pairs for my GF after she was having some issues
Jun 06th 2018
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Saucony's my running shoe of choice too
Jun 08th 2018
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i've been running on New Balance 880 v7 since February
Jun 05th 2018
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everyone's feet are different, plus shoe models change every year
Jun 05th 2018
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Not much of a runner but I wear running shoes to the gym and study em
Jun 06th 2018
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Adrenaline GTS 15 and 16 are amazing for me...
Jun 06th 2018
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Ultra Boost 3.0 seems unusable for running to me
Jun 06th 2018
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      The ST version had better structure
Jun 07th 2018
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anybody remember vibram five fingers and the barefoot running craze?
Jun 06th 2018
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yes...absolutely...
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they're an extreme niche like they should be
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RE: anybody remember vibram five fingers and the barefoot running craze?
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class action lawsuit
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I would be one of those.
Jun 06th 2018
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It was so dumb and counter-intuitive, irresponsible trade press!
Jun 07th 2018
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damn lol
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They were based on made-up science and looked dumb
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I feel like there was a strong movement here on OKP around those a
Jun 07th 2018
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      there was a movement everywhere.
Jun 07th 2018
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      I don't wear Vibram Fivefingers
Jun 14th 2018
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           My beef is with them foot glove joints."Minimalist" shoes look basically
Jun 14th 2018
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                Not all of the Merrell minimalist shoes
Jun 14th 2018
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                     yeah, these Mizuno's aren't nearly as thick as they appear. The drop
Jun 14th 2018
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Brooks for me; but everyone’s different
Jun 07th 2018
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I prefer to run in basketball mids, but I run rocky trails...
Jun 07th 2018
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Don't the soles get trashed though?
Jun 11th 2018
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Go to a running store, get fitted
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BrooklynWHAT
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1. "im gonna recommend going to your local Fleet Feet (or similar specialty ..."
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and having them analyze your gait (toe, heel or flat striker?), foot structure and all of that.

i interviewed there once (should've gotten the job but thats another story) and they put me through the whole process just to show me what they do and it's on point.

i don't run much these days aside from when i play soccer but i keep a pair of Nike Vomero's on deck for that.

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2. "is it expensive?"
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5. "Cheaper than back and/or knee problems for life"
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8. "fair point."
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i guess i gotta wait a couple weeks. :/

maybe i can just jog for the time being

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10. "I forget how much my back surgery was (insurance)"
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But between my surgery, PT, MRIs, epidurals, medicines, various chiropractics, random risk of injury, the constant need to stay core healthy, fear of jumping/baseball/golf/some sexual positions ... just to name a few things
I would strongly warn anyone that the back is no joke.


When you say you’ll jog instead of run, what kind of running did you have in mind?

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19. "just regular long(ish) distance"
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nothing super impact. just getting to a regular 2-3 mi within 1hr.

i'm incredibly out of shape. i'm doing that with yoga too since i'm suffering from stiffness and starting to see some minor back issues. its helping.

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20. "try some inversions w/ your yoga too"
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it helped my lower back pain just by strengthening it and being more aware of my posture.

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25. "have you started walking?"
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back in July last year i was terribly out of shape, still am but not as much. I started walking a path that is about 3.5 miles from my door and back to my door. my avg mile was about 22 minutes back then just walking. fast forward to now, i started running as i lost weight, i can do 10 minute miles on treadmill and about 11 minute miles on pavement for about 3-5 miles at a time. when i first started running in november i messed up my knees pretty badly where they didn't really heal until January. not sure if it was my shoes, feet, form, weight or what. went to Fleet Feet in January and had them measure me out and been running once or twice a week since then.

if you're worried about knee, ankle, joint, etc... pain then just walk for a while. i still regularly walk that trail and my walking pace has improved to from 22 minutes per mile to about 16.5 minutes per mile.

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7. "nah they do it just as part of you shoe shopping."
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really nice staff at least at the 2 i've been to.

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9. "cool."
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43. "Most running specialty stores will do a gait analysis for free"
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It's part of their sales process.

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4. "^."
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Air Max 1's - the cushioning is kinda stiff

Asics Gel Lyte 5 - very soft cushion

It's gonna depend on your orthotics. New Balance are good whether you under/over pronate because the heel is so wide and flat. They aren't cheap..but we're talking about your knees/shins/ankles etc.

Are you buying to RUN in them, or for style?

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6. "alladis..."
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this helps get a better understanding of your run style. you normally try a few pair and actually go outside and run in them.

or you could hit the web to find shoes suited for flat feet and buy those. I'm have lil to no arch either, but its not something I think about when I'm buying shoes. never had a real arch issue that needed addressing.

with that said, I'm partial to Adidas running shoes, with Boost.


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11. "+1. Niketown is also great for this"
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but they arent as deep as the stuff you covered but they will set you straight

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21. "I take note of what they recommend...then go buy it online cheaper"
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My son joined the middle school running club so my wife took him to Big Peach running and they came home with a $$$ pair of New Balance. After I calmed down I went online and found the same pair, almost 50% less.

I'm a heavy dude and they recommended Hoka Ones, for the cushioning. I thanked them, bought a water bottle and some socks, then copped the Hokas on clearance from Academy Sports online.

  

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22. "Looking at some Hokas right.now. My boy swears by them...i'm worried "
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they got too much cushion...
I'ma check Acadamy though!


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23. "They probably do have too much cushion for the average runner."
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But I'm pushing 300lbs, so regular running shoes weren't up to the pounding. Hokas and New balance Fresh Foams are the only shoes I can run in.

Years ago, someone at my gym actually recommended minimalist shoes, and like a fool I tried some...got a NASTY case of plantar fasciitis.

  

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36. "What Vomero are you using?"
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They are on 13 now? I loved the series but I started getting turned off when they used the same last three years in a row (7 through 9). I thought about buying later models on clearance but they seemed to fade from public consciousness and look more cheaply made. How are 10 to 13?

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59. "i was mistaken. i have zoom odyssey 2s"
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the only thing i really dont like about these is that the heel is kind of high.

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3. "I hate running, I do walk a good deal..."
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and I am very fond of Brooks...particularly, the Adrenaline GTS line. That said, if you can...I 100% agree with the recommendation above and going for a fit session...it's completely worth it.

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12. "keep your options open to MANY brands. There's more than just Nike &amp;..."
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out there.

Before I started running I was laser focused on finding the best Nikes...just because I thought Nike was the default best... I haven't ran in Nike in over 5 years now lol...

Brooks & Mizuno have been my goto for a minute.
I found that lighter weight, lower padded shoes work better for me and result in less soreness in my legs. I used to have serious "skin" issues when I ran in heavy Nikes & New Balance.... The best way to describe it is that my legs & feet would start itching REALLY REALLY bad about 10-min into a run. To the point where I couldn't really ever get into it. The minute I switched shoes to Brooks Green Silence (RIP) all of that stopped immediately and my running has been great ever since.

Find a store with a solid return policy too! GOOD running stores will let you return worn shoes within a reasonable time.


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14. "yeah most people i know that are serious runners wear Brooks."
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15. "I want to try these On brand joints...but I got sticker shock at the one..."
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seemed to be the best match for me...
If I find them for under $100 somewhere...I might cop.
https://www.on-running.com/en-us/t/mens?activities=performance&product_type=shoes


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13. "Go to a store that will evaluate your, feet, pressure, running pattern -"
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and they will recommend the proper kind so shoes for your running style and feet. Then you can shop around based on comfort, durability, and price.


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16. "Get fitted "
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Go to a running shop

Have them fit you and buy a pair based on the recommendation.

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17. "Best running shoes. Brooks, New Balance, and Asics. Nike's are no good "
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Nike Marketing is great, but the shoes are not that comfortable.
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27. "Ive had luck with the Nike Pegasus"
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I just got the 35’s, I had the 31’s before. They’re on par with the Asics and Saucony’s I’ve had. Never tried Brooks or New Balance.

  

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28. "Nike makes good shoes too."
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the problem is folks use their fashion shoes to run. that doesn't really work. or just buy the wrong shoe for their needs.

I have a pair of airmax that are terrible to run in for me but they're dope with a pair of jeans.

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31. "yeah, the more expensive the shoe the worse it probably is"
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for running when it comes to nike's, even though I love 'em

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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34. "IMO Nike on average lags behind its running competition"
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They go for straight-up step-in comfort for the most part, with the exception of the Zoom Fly and 4% series that they just launched. The LunarEpic was that and could have been more but it had some fatal flaws. The one Nike series I used to love was the Vomero series, from 3 to 6 it was unfadeable. But most of their models are not very structurally sound. The Zoom Fly was cool (very fast, unique build, too) and the Lunar React is a nice step forward (too bad the bball version still sucks), but both have huge durability issues. I wore my Zoom Flys maybe five times and they already started fraying around the sole, and the midsole was riddled with compression marks. For $150 that is pathetic.

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37. "I'm biased, so I've never been a fan of Nike. Brooks Revel's are inexpen..."
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and good.

http://www.brooksrunning.com/en_us/brooks-revel-mens-running-shoes/110260.html



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18. "I don't run but I like Saucony's"
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they aren't attractive but every time I cop a pair or try them on they feel legit

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29. "aye, the kinvara 9's look alright"
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and the grid 9000's need to hop in my closet ASAP

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30. "I love the Grid 9000"
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Inexpensive, comfortable, well made, and certain colorways look great.

  

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64. "kinvaras are great cushioned minimal shoes"
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I've really enjoyed using them; they're a softer than like the NB Minimuses or (fuck no) the Five Fingers, but still close enough to zero drop that you're close to "natural" running.

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35. "Yeah I got a couple pairs for my GF after she was having some issues"
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She was wearing Nikes and experiencing some stiffness, also they were too heavy (AM stuff). I got her a pair of Ultra Boosts, which she liked, but based on her feedback I thought some Saucony Grid and Iso models (neutral cushion but not minimalist type stuff) would work. She loved them but said "well they aren't much to look at but I love the way they feel." I think if you avoid the louder colors (almost impossible to do in women's models, unfortunately), they look OK, I got some black/grey ones with essentially no branding and they look pretty clean, also some grey/blue ones that I found in both our sizes that look passable. Very good performers though.

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57. "Saucony's my running shoe of choice too"
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best bang for your buck and always feel comfortable

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26. "i've been running on New Balance 880 v7 since February"
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I love them so far.

i have a wide foot (10.5, 2E) and New Balance is a brand i can consistently find shoes i like in my size. have yet to try other running shoe brands like Brooks or Saucony but I've seen a few that look fresh.

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32. "everyone's feet are different, plus shoe models change every year"
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all you can do is get measured properly and find out about your stride, then find the right one by trying on a bunch of them and know that you'll have to rotate them out eventually.

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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33. "Not much of a runner but I wear running shoes to the gym and study em"
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Brooks Beast and its spinoff (can't recall the name) both have good support, arch support and motion control. If that is too beefy for you maybe got for the Trasncend on Adrenaline. The Dyad series used to be really good, accommodated orthotics really well and had a nice mix of cushioning and support. I gave a pair to my dad and he wore them into the ground. That was the 5 or 6, I think they are 9 or maybe 10 now so I dunno how they developed. The old Asics Gel Evolution were awesome but since discontinued, if you can find a pair they will be cheap. The Foundation is their go to for support now, it's fine but not as good IMHO. Mizuno runners are underrated IMHO, I like the Enigma series, if you want serious support/control get the Paradox. All this stuff should be relatively inexpensive online if you don't get the very most recent model.

I am not a big fan of minimalist runners but if you want something like a road flat, Mizuno Wave Universe is an incredible shoe. Probably not great for falling arches though.

If you just want cushioning and more cushioning maybe the Adidas Ultra Boost (or the firmer ST version) and the aforementioned Brooks Transcend is also a great choice. Enigma series is also well cushioned as is the Ultima series from Mizuno. I haven't tried any of those weird Roku shoes but they seem to have a lot of padding. Saucony ISO stuff is also nice, but again not much arch support.

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39. "Adrenaline GTS 15 and 16 are amazing for me..."
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the 15s are starting to become hard to find, so last time I bought some I got one to rock and one to stock. I'm not a runner...I just walk a lot.

Keep one or two goons, not eleven deep...quiet killers like Kawhi Leonard, they don't ever speak - Conway

  

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40. "Ultra Boost 3.0 seems unusable for running to me"
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Because the upper stretches so easily.

But I believe I’ve heard that the first 2 versions used a sturdier and less stretchy knit for the upper, at least in comparison to the 3.0. Not sure about the 4.0’s. But I definitely won’t even bother doing much running in the 3.0’s.

  

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49. "The ST version had better structure"
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Hers were actually the uncaged version which might be straight up dangerous for running. But all she does is treadmill and track jogging, nothing serious.

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38. "anybody remember vibram five fingers and the barefoot running craze?"
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what happened with that?

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41. "yes...absolutely..."
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minimalist is still going pretty strong, but I ain't seen cats out in public in toe shoes like that for a minute, lol.

Keep one or two goons, not eleven deep...quiet killers like Kawhi Leonard, they don't ever speak - Conway

  

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42. "they're an extreme niche like they should be"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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45. "RE: anybody remember vibram five fingers and the barefoot running craze?"
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>what happened with that?


https://tinyurl.com/yarfa42f

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46. "class action lawsuit"
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https://ekneewalker.com/blog/vibram-lawsuit/

Users were getting injured wearing the 'minimalists'

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47. "I would be one of those."
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I let someone talk me into the Adi-Zeros. I bought into the whole, "our feet were designed to run barefoot" jazz...

After shin splints, achilles tendoniitis and plantar fasciitis, I'm now on the cushiony Hoka Ones and NB Freshfoams.

  

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50. "It was so dumb and counter-intuitive, irresponsible trade press!"
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How in the fuck did anyone think that not wearing shoes was better than wearing shoes for your feet, ankles and knees? There were barefoot training for some elite runners ... ON GRASS. If you were into that (also you, Joe Schmoe, are probably not an elite runner), just save the money and run barefoot on grass. Definitely heavier people buying into that BS were totally crazy. When I would see a 5'8", 210 pound guy wearing those, I would just want to shake some sense into him.

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54. "damn lol"
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48. "They were based on made-up science and looked dumb"
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That's not a sound business model, and they were justly mocked into near-extinction.

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53. "I feel like there was a strong movement here on OKP around those a"
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few years back....

I never got the hype. Seemed like a bad idea all the way around.

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55. "there was a movement everywhere."
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shit was hot across the board for a minute.

case #3907840937403 for why people shouldnt be quick to hop on hype trains and cutting edge trends that run contrary to tried and true methods that have been around for decades/centuries.

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60. "I don't wear Vibram Fivefingers"
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but I do wear minimalist sneakers to the gym; specifically the Merrell Vapor Gloves. I used to wear the Fivefingers in the past but gave them up because they simply weren't durable enough for the money spent on them. I like wearing minimalist shoes because they are easiest to run with a forefoot stances with compared to traditional sneakers with thicker heels.

Not saying everyone should rock minimalist shoes, especially if they cause you to get injured, but they aren't completely useless either.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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61. "My beef is with them foot glove joints."Minimalist" shoes look basically"
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like my old track & field cleats but without the spikes.
I think my spikes were more rigid though of course...but same concept?

I guess the shoes I've been using are fairly minimal...but not as "extreme" as those Merrells.. I might have to try those though.

Mizuno: https://www.mizunousa.com/product/running-wave-shadow-mens.do?sortby=ourPicksAscend&page=3&refType=&from=fn&selectedOption=101090&ecList=7&ecCategory=100355

Before those these were my goto Brooks: https://www.nomeatathlete.com/green-silence-review/

  

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62. "Not all of the Merrell minimalist shoes"
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are as flat and minimal as the Vapor Gloves, just so you know.

Overall, you should wear what you are comfortable with. Speaking for myself, I've weaned myself off of sneakers with thick heels for so long, I can't go back to traditional sneakers.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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63. "yeah, these Mizuno's aren't nearly as thick as they appear. The drop"
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is about 8mm i think.

I put on an old pair of New Balance I had the other day and felt like I was wearing high heals.

The original Nike Free Runs kinda got me hooked on more minimal style shoes....but of course they fcked that line up ... FUBR even....

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51. "Brooks for me; but everyone’s different"
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I’d suggest getting fitted.

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52. "I prefer to run in basketball mids, but I run rocky trails..."
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...really rocky trails. I like the ankle support, and don't mind the extra weight because I'm not sprinting or running more than a few miles.

I prefer Nike, overall.

  

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58. "Don't the soles get trashed though?"
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It is odd how there used to be some mid top runners and tons of midtop trainers but now the former is very very rare and the latter isn't all that common either. Puma used to have some awesome full-length Cell trainers that I ran stairs at the stadium with in high school. Not much like that on the market today, even the Nike ones that do drop after borderline lifestyle shoes.

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56. "Go to a running store, get fitted"
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Your first pair may be expensive since you pay full retail, but the. You will know what type you should gravitate to and value shop online after.

  

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