Running Shoes

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  1. no2cyclones

    no2cyclones Mariner Moose
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    Looking to replace my Brooks running shoes that have done their time and then some. What kind of shoes do you run in and what would you recommend?
     
  2. wesley_w

    wesley_w Well-Known Member

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    I ran in Nikes for many years but a few years back tried the Asics Nimbus and they have been perfect for me. I can't count how many pairs I've gone through. I am older and need a shoe that has some cushion and they have reduced my knee pain.
     
  3. ISUFan22

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    I run in Brooks Glycerin shoes. Most comfortable shoe I have ever wore for running. I'll even wear them casually sometimes.

    Someone off-topic - about a 8 or so months ago I got a pair of Ecco shoes for business casual attire - their Biom collection. I'll never buy another brand of shoe for that purpose. Expensive, but worth every single penny.
     
  4. CyCrazy

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    Ditto except it's back pain for me.
     
  5. heyguy85

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    I have the Brooks Ghost 6, as does my wife. We're both happy with them.
     
  6. ILiftWithRoyce

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    I like Brooks and Asics for long distance, and Nikes for sprint workouts. I find that most Asics have really good cushion which is nice on long runs and it's easy to find a pair of light and durable Nikes for sprints
     
  7. KnappShack

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    Saucony, Asics, and New Balance are usually my go to, but it's really whatever works for you. Currently in Saucony and enjoying them a whole lot.

    Nike is really the only shoe that has given me any back or joint pain. Not a Nike guy
     
  8. Cyched

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    Never had a problem with Asics
     
  9. Cyano

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    I only run in Newtons. Introduced to them a couple years ago and won't run in anything else. Ran my last two marathons in them.

    www.newtonrunning.com

    I currently run in the Newton Ironman Elite...best running shoe I have ever owned. Very light and made for front foot running.
     
  10. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for Ascics. My 19's are about worn out........need to go get the 20!
     
  11. GMackey32

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    Asic's Gel Kayano. Heavier, but awesome for long runs.
     
  12. clone4life82

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    I have a pair of brooks glycerins and I wouldn't go with anything else.
     
  13. cyrocksmypants

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    I have some Pumas which I love, but I also generally don't run more than 3 miles most of the time as well, so it might depend on your length of running.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XbY2QMFzVFU/TBcS5xgWBUI/AAAAAAAAAOc/if61r_346so/s1600/7.jpg
     
  14. cyclones18

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    I just got some Merrell's. I love them so far. Super light and durable and simulates barefoot running. They are great
     
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    Had some Ghost 5s and liked them. I was then introduced the Brooks Glycerin and loved them. Ran my first marathon in them.
     
  16. carvers4math

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    My bro in law is one of those guys who constantly posts status updates on Facebook about his workouts. He now has a picture of his new Ghost7 shoes as his big picture on there. I don't know if that means they are really good or if it means dooshers think they are really good.
     
  17. brianhos

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    Stop running, it is not worth the toll on your body, get a bike.
     
  18. carvers4math

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    Knee issues switched me to swimming.
     
  19. CtownCyclone

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    Brooks Adrenaline GTS on long runs.
    Vibrams for shorter runs.
     
  20. dmclone

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    At least 1/2 the people I see on bikes are fat. Why is that?
     

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