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Is it very important to choose a pair of sport shoes, when you are running?
I never fix my attention on my running shoes.
But now, after reading your article, I am intended to buy a pair suitable shoes.
Is Nike ok? Which functions should I choose?
Give me some suggestions.
Thank you in advance!
I actually created a video post talking about the shoes I run in! Most of my shoes (even my casual ones) are considered minimalist shoes.
Check out my post on minimalist running shoes here.
I have a spectrum of shoes giving different levels of support that I like to rotate. It helps my feet be constantly challenged and avoid repetition (which can help prevent injuries).
It is not just important to find a pair of sport shoes but a pair of RUNNING shoes.
Nike Vomero or Nike free (if you are run minimalist) are good.
Otherwise, I would look into Mizuno, Asics or Saucony. Depending on your body shape and weight, the function will vary. Just look on these companies sites and you will find what suits you. Also, going into a store can't be bad since there are people that can advise you.
Saucony Kinvaras for all running, Vibram Fivefingers for everyday walking around. I am attempting to gradually wean myself toward more minimalist (lighter and with less heel-toe drop) shoes. The Kinvaras have only a 4 mm drop and are light, which means they feel MUCH better than your standard running boot. And before you start complaining about pronating and lack of stability, know that I was a diagnosed overpronator who was prescribed custom orthotics and wore them every day for years. Yet I still got injured once every few months like clockwork. So far I have several hundred miles on the Kinvaras and no problems or signs of the shoes breaking down yet (knock on wood). After these I'm going to look for a new style with an even lower (hopefully 0) drop.
I have run in New Balance shoes for the past 10 years or so (New Balance 859 right now). I'm a pronator and really like the motion control that the New Balance shoes provide. I also like the fact that New Balance shoes come in different widths, which allows you to find the perfect fit for your foot.
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I do all my running in Brooks Trance 9s. I love them since the first time I wore them and just bought 3 pairs since the new Trance 10s came out - I was afraid I wouldn't be able to find the 9s anymore so I bought all they had. I ran 9 miles in them the day I bought them and there is no breaking in whatsoever. They are great for me
As a Team New Balance member, I am obviously running in NB's. I have always been a neutral runner so 890's with REVlite are perfect for my needs. However, I will say that I have always rotated my shoes during a particular training period with much success so this season will be no different. I have been running in Newton Distancia performance racers and I LOVE them!!! I will continue to use them for speedwork! They are light weight and the lugs help me to decrease my heel strike. Hope that helps! There are so many great companies, countless pairs of shoes and so little time so if your feet can handle it, grab 'em while they're hot!!!
I agree with Andee: the New Balance 890s with REVlite are revolutionary! I'm not sure how they make a shoe so lightweight but these are probably lighter than my racing flats. For years I ran in Asics but after trying these 890s, I'm now converted to a New Balance girl. The varying widths also accommodate for my wide Flintstone feet. I just wish I would wear them to work!
Short runs: Nike Lunarglide+ 2
Long runs: Nike Lunarglide+ 2
Track workouts: Nike Lunarglide+ 2
In other words I only have one shoe model that I do all my runs in. I have only been running for less than a year so I haven't been exposed to too many shoes. I started with a pair of New Balance - I don't remember the model number but it felt good enough - then I went into a Roadrunners Sport store and they analyzed my "running" technique. They suggested a few shoes to try on: an Asics, a Saucony, a Brooks and the Nike. The others felt okay but when I put on the Nikes, it felt so comfortable and yet it wasn't bulky or heavy or anything. They just felt good and that is the pair for me. I was saddened when I found out that they were not making them any more that I bought the last two pairs of size 8.5 the store had. I am gladdened that there is a Lunarglide+ 3 model but I have about a year or so before I use up my current shoe supply.
To paraphrase Newton, "A body in motion tends to stay in motion", so keep those feet moving ....
Year 2 Year 5K - 12/31 - 1/1
Tinkerbell Half Marathon - 1/29
Rock n Roll Pasadena Half marathon - 2/19
Old Agoura 10K - 3/24
O2O Half Marathon - 6/3
City Impact Half Marathon - 6/16
Channel Islands 10K - 7/4
Disneyland Half - 9/2
Marine Corps Marathon - 10/28
I use to run in Mizuno, but then they changed the foot bed and it was not good.
I now run in Asic Gels. Not as in love with them as I was with the original Mizunos I had, but they're good.
adult running life commenced: March 2009
2012 Rock n Roll USA Marathon 5:28:53 unseasonably hot day, full sunshine, sunburned and dehydrated during race
Omaha Maraton 5:17: __ yeah, new PR! Too bad the brain got in the way and slowed me down! ---recycled glass finisher medals.
April Fools 5K 32:13.7 age division: 28/71
7th half: Kansas City Hospital Hill 1/2--this thing is tough, but the heat/humidity were tougher: 2:45:43
8th half: Park 2 Park 1/2-New PR 2:21 and change
St. Louis FULL Marathon (my first!!!) Hilly, hilly, course full of turns 5:24
Sullivan Bros. Veterans' 5K 30:10 New 5K PR
4th half (5/1/10) --ran injured, DUMB move.
Sullivan Bros. Veteran's 5K/10K (11/2010) 1:07:17.7
6th half: Vegas half (12/2010) New PR! woot woot. 02:27:58
St. Patricks 8K (Wash. D.C.) (3/2009)
1st half 3:04 (5/2009)
10K 1:17 (10/31/09) HOT, humid, Kaua'i
3rd half: Vegas 1/2 (2:34:48) (12/2009)
I will live my life; life lived in fear is not living. ~~me
I started out in a cheapie pair of Nikes from Kohls. My first pair of running shoes from a running store was a pair of New Balance 7 series. They felt overbuilt and the toe boxes were huge. I transitioned to Mizuno Wave Rider 13's and really liked those for a while. Then, I started integrating a pair of Saucony Kinvaras in when I started practicing Chi Running. I am now running exclusively in the Kinvaras and I love them.
COUCH TO 5K GRADUATE- JULY 2009
08/15/2009- Patrick Joyce Scholarship Run 5K (Lakewood, OH) 30:00
08/29/2009- Outrun Ovarian Cancer OROC 5K (Cleveland, OH) 28:50
09/12/2009- Race for the Cure 5K (Cleveland, OH) 30:08
10/17/2009- Mid Town Classic 5K (Cleveland) 30:15
05/02/2010- Lakewood Hospital Ambulance Chase 5K 27:45
09/11/2010- Race for the Cure 5K (Cleveland) 28:50
10/10/2010- Towpath Half Marathon (Cleveland) 2:16:28
10/23/2010- Army Ten Miler (DC) 1:42:12
03/12/2011- St Malachi 5 Miler 45:50
04/23/2011- Run for Cover 10K (Dallas, TX) 58:18
04/23/2011- Cleveland 10 Miler 1:34
05/15/2011- Cleveland Rite Aid Half Marathon 2:05
07/05/2011- Warrior Dash Ohio 36:40
08/06/2011- Gazebo Gallop 5k 26:20 PR!!
08/14/2011- Run Jane Run 10K 57:40 PR!!
08/20/2011- OROC 5K 26:15 PR!!
Wow. My shoe is popular.
Just bought my 2nd pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS11, gonna start breaking them in soon, as my first pair are beginning to show their age/wear. I use the Brooks for all runs except the trail, in which I use an older pair of Avias.
C25K started - 11/29/2010, finished 2/20/2011
Shamrock & Roll Atlanta 5K - 3/13/2011 ~42:15
Atlanta Womens 5K - 3/26/2011 ~ 41:58
Atlanta Fiesta 5K - 5/1/2011 ~ 41:44
Peachtree Road Race 10K - 7/4/2011 ~1:31:04
Iron Horse 15K & 5K Express 9/18/2011 ~32:34
Anything is Possible 5K 11/6/11 ~ 30:48
Atlanta Half Marathon 11/24/2011 ~2:25:38
Polar Bear 5K 1/28/2012 ~ 28:31 **PR**
Double Bridge Run 15K 02/4/2012 ~ 1:33:58
Locomotive Half Marathon 2/17/2012 ~ 2:17:22
Publix Georgia Half Marathon 3/18/2012
Nashville Rock & Roll Marathon 4/28/2012
~Faith is the refusal to panic.~
Have you considered New Balance? They come in different widths...I am running in the new 890s. They are a neutral shoe and super light. They are also super cute...
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