Running Shoes

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  1. cmw43

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    Hi guys, my current running shoes are starting to fall to pieces so I'm planning on buying some new ones. I heard people recommend those running shops where they monitor how you run and recommend you a shoe but that sounds expensive and as a student I'm on a budget, so I was wondering if anyone had any cheaper running shoe's they would recommend? I'm hoping to spend less than
     
  2. Ian Coe

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    Hello mate


    I would suggest you get on ebay and try and find a deal on asics.

    I got some used runners with spikes for including P&P
     
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    damn you sherdog server and all that you portray
     
  4. PoppaKap

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    I would go to a store that focuses on running and running shoes and get fitted. They should have something that is best for you and meets our budget.
     
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    Quality = go to a quality running shoe store and get fitted.

    Cheap = just do research on what you want- more cushion, deeper grooves for trail running, street running shoes etc. it all depends on what you really need/want.

    I personnaly use Asics for running on the streets- but there are plenty of others for street use.
     
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    i've never encountered a bad pair of Mizuno's
     
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  8. Ian Coe

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    See while I have done this 4-5 times (and subsequently bought the shoes recommended else where for a fraction of the price) they always seem to give me a choice of 3-4 pairs of asics.

    They look at your running style on a treamil surrounded by mirrors and see what lands first and nominate shoes that have the structure to minimise over stressing in those areas
     
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    going to a running oriented store is a good call, it did wonders for me
    (knee pain before vs no pain after the different pair)

    though I would say buy the first pair from the store that helps you out, just to not be a douche...
    when those get worn out, then you can hit the internet.
     
  10. vince89

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    Where did you go to get the foot analysis done?
     
  11. oxcart

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    I prefer Asics also - again, make sure that they are right for your gait.
     
  12. Ian Coe

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    The De Hav gym have a sweatshop running specialist inside

    They have the treadmil surrounded by mirrors


    The thing is I bought my asics from them and last year paid
     
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    Can't go wrong with te Asics 2130, arguably the best running shoe to hit the market.

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  15. Ian Coe

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    What?

    Its a shop dude, go in there and tell them you're looking to buy some trainers but would like them to have a look at your running stlye and see which type of shoe they would recommend
     
  16. JDaveG

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    Unless you're a neutral runner....

    Or a severe overpronator.....

    Or a supinator.....

    You need a shoe that fits YOUR gait and level of pronation. I was running in the 2110 (predecessor to the 2130), and it was all wrong for me. It wasn't TERRIBLE for me, but I needed a neutral shoe. I would never have guessed.

    Go to a specialty store and get fitted. I now have a Saucony Progrid Trigon 5 Ride. GREAT shoe.........for ME. It may be an AWFUL shoe for you.

    It's worth the extra money just to avoid injury and unnecessary stress on your feet and legs. Get the right shoe the first time, and look for comparable cheapies the next time around (for example, when they make the "Trigon 6 Ride," I'll be able to buy these shoes for $20-40 off). It's the best way to go.

    Also, Asics makes great shoes. I can't and won't argue that. But so does NB, Saucony, Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Brooks, etc. The question is, who has the best shoe for YOU. I chose between Nike and Saucony and took the Saucony for the extra cushioned ride. I'm glad I did.
     
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    You will be changing shoes every 4-6 months anyway so I would research and look for a bargain. Be safe because you can't afford to leave yourself open for a few runner's injuries.
     
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    I've been wearing New Balance shoes for my running for years, and they do me right. But I have a really wide foot, and NB is one of the few brands that I can always find my size 11 4E shoes that feel really good.
     
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    i always get cheap running shoes, no more than $30
     

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