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Jarrod_Dumas Amateur 21 posts since
Apr 9, 2011
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Apr 20, 2011 6:57 AM

Best running shoes?

I am 32 years old, 205 lbs, working on my first 5k in June, and ready to get some decent running shoes.  I am currently running in some Starter running shoes that I originally bought for use on the eliptical, etc., and would like to get a pair of serious running shoes.

Does anyone have a brand that they swear by?  Am I better off going to a nearby outlet and talking to someone who can properly discuss fitting, etc., with me?  Thoughts in general on this topic?

 

Thanks.





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  • Angelique Simpson Pro 92 posts since
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    1. Apr 20, 2011 7:57 AM (in response to Jarrod_Dumas)
    Re: Best running shoes?

    My best advice is to head to a local running store that specializes in running shoes, etc. I'm not talking about going to like foot locker or whatever, but a local running shop. In my area we have places called Running Fit and Tortoise and Hare. You can do a quick google search for running shop + your city and it should give you some options. If they are knowledgable they should ask you several questions about your running history, arch support needs, etc and be able to offer you some suggestions and let you try on several.

     

    You could also checkout recent shoe guides from runnersworld.com that will give you some idea of the style shoe you may need based on your arch, etc. Here is their latest guide: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-240-400--13825-0,00.html

     

    Good luck!





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  • SansPants Amateur 18 posts since
    Apr 20, 2011
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    2. Apr 20, 2011 9:41 AM (in response to Jarrod_Dumas)
    Re: Best running shoes?

    I'd suggest checking out a place similar to Fleet Feet Sports that specializes in running.  A specialist will determine what type of shoe fits you best based on your form and gait.

  • Basscycle Legend 236 posts since
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    3. Apr 20, 2011 10:53 AM (in response to SansPants)
    Re: Best running shoes?

    SansPants wrote:

     

    I'd suggest checking out a place similar to Fleet Feet Sports that specializes in running.  A specialist will determine what type of shoe fits you best based on your form and gait.

     

    This ^^^. There is no "best shoe" for everyone as everybody's feet, stride and weight distribution are different. As has been said, get to a running only shop if there's one in your area and get properly fitted.





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  • Surfing_Vol Legend 848 posts since
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    4. Apr 21, 2011 12:43 PM (in response to Jarrod_Dumas)
    Re: Best running shoes?

    Better yet, go to 2 different stores.  Try (I mean really try) the shoes on, run in them, and find the ones that are the most comfortable.  Studies show that runners have fewer injuries when wearing comfortable shoes than when wearing shoes that are "right" for the runner.





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