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4253 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 12, 2011 2:02 PM by dksv01
Running Aficionado Pro 188 posts since
Jun 7, 2010
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Aug 27, 2011 6:35 PM

How to Choose Running Shoes

Did you know that the way your foot  lands and pushes off the ground has a huge effect on the type of running  shoes you need to wear? If you have any preconceived ideas as to which  colour or design of footwear you’d like, they should be left at home.


Sure you’re going to have some say as to the colour or make you buy,  but ultimately your decision should be based on which pair provides the  right solution for you.

You can expect to pay a lot of money on the best running shoes for  you and generally speaking (although not always) the more you spend, the  better quality you’ll get. However they’ll be the biggest expense  you’ll have so it’s worth the money if you can afford it.


Here are 3 points you’ll need to consider, I’ve broken them down in to summaries of each factor…






Marathon Running

  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    1. Aug 27, 2011 1:16 PM (in response to Running Aficionado)
    Re: How to Choose Running Shoes thanks. I'll save my $ and just say No!  I guess I like flesh colured best.

    Barefoot / Minimalist Runner

    ...not maintaining this these days..

    07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race

    07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)

    04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )

    03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)

    02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20

    11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40

    10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)

    Started running (again) May 5, 2010

  • JasonFitz1 Legend 578 posts since
    Jun 19, 2009
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    2. Aug 28, 2011 5:45 PM (in response to Running Aficionado)
    Re: How to Choose Running Shoes

    Aficionado - this is the second post I've read where your advice is just flat out wrong. Maybe you want to find a new forum where you're not misleading people?


    Just a thought.


    - Jason.

    Strength Running
  • Running 4 fitness Amateur 18 posts since
    Aug 30, 2011
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    4. Sep 10, 2011 1:34 AM (in response to Running Aficionado)
    How to Choose Running Shoes

    You're right in that the way the foot lands and pushes off the ground determines the type of running shoe. That's been the premise for companies doing research trying to develop the perfect shoe. But all evidence seems to point to the fact that the best shoe still is no shoe at all. Just like to relate this to an article posted by another forum member:



    Sure we can fork out $$$ for trendy shoes and all, but i believe it's wiser to consider buying such shoes only after reading the article. Yup, it's that good.

    Fat Loss 4 Idiots

  • dksv01 Amateur 25 posts since
    Jun 18, 2008

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