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#3330424 - 08/21/13 11:05 AM Re: Running shoes...??? [Re: TAFKAP]
Ed B
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: Ed B


The lady at fleet feet did all the foot measurements, watched me walk, watched me jog and after doing all that she brought out two sets of shoes and inserts. Never once did we discuss brand of shoe. I think I ended up with Saucony (not 100% sure) and some inserts and my feet feel so so much better. I would highly recommend getting fitted and getting the right shoes, I think I ended up spending around $150, well worth the comfort and support when running.

It was a little different walking into a shoe store and not walking over to the wall of shoes and picking out something that looked good. Hell, I never even looked at the wall, they just put you in the shoe that fits you.


This is why runners should get fitted at a running store. The big-box retailers don't know, don't care, and are pushing quantity over service. However, I don't agree with the foot measuring. All shoes are fit differently, and the size is just an arbitrary number.

The best way to buy running shoes is with your eyes closed and your wallet open. If you walk in expecting to pay $120, you'll never be disappointed \:D


I completely agree. As for the measuring I think it just gave them a starting point because they brought out different sizes to see how each one hit the arch. The one thing I liked about Fleet Feet (and it could be the same at other specialty running stores) was the return policy - if you run in them for a week or two and it becomes uncomfortable then you can exchange them for a different/better fitting shoe.

As for the store preference, I'd always go with the local opinion, it really comes down to the individual that does the fitting.

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#3331319 - 08/22/13 06:10 AM Re: Running shoes...??? [Re: Ed B]
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1st day in the Brooks Glycerin 10's was a mild break-in \:D

Today, no excuses since I did: Shoulder/Bi/Tri on Monday, Legs n 30 mins Cardio on Tuesday, Back n Chest on Wednesday...........................SO we're gonna see what these dang shoes are made of today!
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#3331775 - 08/22/13 11:31 AM Re: Running shoes...??? [Re: deerhunter10]
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#3332427 - 08/22/13 08:21 PM Re: Running shoes...??? [Re: BIGB]
Zulu
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New Balance 1080s. No complaints so far. American made and I was able to get them from the New Balance store where they fitted the shoes based on my wonky running style.
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#3333595 - 08/23/13 08:45 PM Re: Running shoes...??? [Re: TAFKAP]
Gravey
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I've had brooks and they were OK but I'm on my second pair of saucony and love them. Can't remember which model thought. Got fitted at Fleet Feet where they video you while jogging on the treadmill. Then they brought out a bunch based on the way I run and I tested them outside in the sidewalk. One thing for sure is to buy one size larger than what you normally wear.
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#3333760 - 08/23/13 10:51 PM Re: Running shoes...??? [Re: Gravey]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: Gravey
One thing for sure is to buy one size larger than what you normally wear.


Nope....buy the ones that fit.

Size is just a number, and the size you "normally wear" is determined by another shoe company. Never pay attention to it.
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#3333921 - 08/24/13 07:23 AM Re: Running shoes...??? [Re: TAFKAP]
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I'm liking the Brooks better than any athletic shoe I've ever owned - and with that said, am still planning to get to Shelby County for a proper fitting so to leave nothing on the table in terms of proper fit since it's dang hard for a 6' 220pb guy to run with sore feet (or any feet for that matter \:D )
Looking to take every excuse out of the book!
Also have a &*^% corn or something underneath one toe - been there for YEARS but now it has a small dot you can see in the deep center of it and a friend who's in the medical field is calling it a bone spur - saying it will have to be removed to eliminate pain
I sure hope not! I plan on buying a freeze kit and trying to freeze that sucker off!
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#3334005 - 08/24/13 09:14 AM Re: Running shoes...??? [Re: Kimber45]
jmlost
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my goto are brooks adrenaline. I have recently picked up a pair of pearl zuni iso seek. They are more of a trail shoe but i run a lot of trails.
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#3335143 - 08/25/13 12:44 PM Re: Running shoes...??? [Re: jmlost]
cecil30-30
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I ran in New balance,addias and nike running shoes and on my last pair of Nike's I started having hip pain on my left side,also made my hip sore.Went to fleet feet and they recommended a pair of saucony hurricane 15's.They was pricey at $159 but I paid it.I put 482 miles on that pair,and I can honestly say I don't have any knee or hip pain anymore.Even when I was running in the new balance and addias shoes I was getting knee pain.I'm on my 2nd pair of saucony hurricane 15's.I'll continue to buy these as long as I can find them.

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#3335298 - 08/25/13 03:32 PM Re: Running shoes...??? [Re: TAFKAP]
SharpEyeGirl
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I have a pair of NB's. My old shoes have had it. I bought a pair of Super Feet and they are awesome. All they are is a pair of insoles that go inside your shoes. I wear them when I know I'm gonna have to stand for awhile. They have changed the way I stand and walk. They go along with what TAFKAP was saying about the way you stand.
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