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1/11/13 7:38 P

I was at my local shoe carnival today and they had walking shoes on clearance for a pretty good price. Might be something to check out.

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1/11/13 9:01 A

I got a pair of Nike's on sale for $30, love them. I know what you mean about having no money but your health depends on walking and you need good shoes. A savings trick for me ( I always use cash) is to never spend ones. If I get 2 or 3 dollars in change I save it. It adds up fast and you really never miss it. Once it's saved considered it spent, spent on your health.

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1/11/13 8:41 A

Check JCPenney, especially clearance; TJ Maxx, Kohls, Marshalls, stores like that. I just glanced through clearance section at and they have running shoes and trainers for as low as $30

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1/11/13 8:29 A

remember you usually get what you pay for ....some deals are no deals

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1/11/13 12:34 A

If you have a Big 5 Sports they usually have great deals. I am always low on funds as well so I prefer Asics. They are the most comfortable shoes everytime I buy them and they are more reasonable than others. The more expensive pairs are always just the latest models, look for the cheaper last year model and it will be far more attainable

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1/10/13 11:00 P


The good news is, now is a great time to buy shoes and the reason, many box stores like Dicks and Sports Authority are trying to dump their fall inventory shoes to bring in the new models for spring, so you may want to check them out. Even stores like Kohls carries very good walking shoes. Just a thought...

I have a running friend of mine (has qualified for Boston over 30 times) who buys his running shoes at Kohls...the reason, he runs 120 miles every week and must replace his shoes every 3-4 weeks...he can't afford to spend a lot on shoes and he does fine.

Coach Nancy

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1/10/13 10:43 P

I desperately need new shoes for WALKING.

The problem is that money is super tight. I know for some people it is hard to understand but I really do not have any extra money to spend, it is not an issue of waiting or saving. Every dollar can be used elsewhere so it is difficult to find the money to spend on something even if you need it.

If I find the money to buy new shoes I would rather get something good. The best I can get for the money I have. But trying to search for good shoes everything looks around $65 - $100.

I am curious if anyone can recommend some nice but inexpensive walking shoes.

Thanks so much :)

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