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  • RobertKoz Rookie 1 posts since
    Jul 11, 2011
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    15. Jul 27, 2011 8:44 PM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    Right now, I'm healing an injury (left knee) so I'm running barefoot on a local track.  Takes pressure off of the area.

  • caoyi Rookie 1 posts since
    Jul 28, 2011
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    16. Jul 28, 2011 11:47 PM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    Is it very important to choose a pair of sport shoes, when you are running?


    I never fix my attention on my running shoes.

    clipping path,



    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!

  • JasonFitz1 Legend 578 posts since
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    17. Jul 29, 2011 10:24 AM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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).



    - Jason.

    Strength Running
  • car2nwallaby Amateur 21 posts since
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    19. Jul 29, 2011 3:19 PM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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.

  • fasterstronger Amateur 11 posts since
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    20. Aug 1, 2011 8:58 PM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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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  • Michael Prodromos Rookie 5 posts since
    May 18, 2009
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    21. Aug 4, 2011 4:30 PM (in response to fasterstronger)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    Brooks Ravenna's,


    So Light, and great support for those of us who are tall and over 200 lbs!

  • ToddL785 Amateur 31 posts since
    Feb 28, 2009
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    22. Aug 7, 2011 5:32 PM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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

  • Andthem Amateur 20 posts since
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    23. Aug 19, 2011 8:25 AM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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!!!

  • Andrea in NB890s Amateur 10 posts since
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    24. Aug 11, 2011 9:19 AM (in response to Andthem)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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!

  • LPARafael Pro 166 posts since
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    25. Aug 11, 2011 12:19 PM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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 ....

    2012 Races

    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

  • Leadville Fan Pro 177 posts since
    Oct 8, 2009
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    26. Aug 12, 2011 12:55 PM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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

    2014: Rural Route 13.1 (Esbon, KS)

    Wabash Trace half marathon (IA)

    Hartford CT (October)

    Newport RI (next day)

    Tufts 10K (MA)

    Santa Fund Run (NH)

    2013: Running with the Cows (Lenexa KS)

    Wabash Trace half marathon

    Detroit Free Press Marathon (AWESOME event!, not an awesome finish time).

    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)

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  • ModernMaven Pro 135 posts since
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    27. Aug 14, 2011 2:38 PM (in response to Leadville Fan)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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.


    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!!

  • runBBQrun Amateur 17 posts since
    Jul 7, 2009
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    28. Aug 15, 2011 5:30 PM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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

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  • blueeyedrunner1 Amateur 8 posts since
    Aug 2, 2011
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    29. Aug 16, 2011 11:58 AM (in response to PaquetRunning)
    Re: On what running shoes do you run ??

    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...


    Good luck!

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