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1/4/13 3:51 P

Asics. The just fit better than the Nikes, New Balance, etc. that I've tried. Love the Gel Noosa line for good balance of support and light weight plus really fun colors.

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1/4/13 3:24 P

I love my Mizuno Wave Creation shoes for running!

I went to the local running store and got fitted. Revolutionized my world. I pronate when I walk, and supinate when I run (or vice versa, I don't remember), so I keep my running shoes sacrosanct and have a different (cheaper) pair of shoes for hiking or walking.

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1/4/13 3:20 P

I love my Newton's and how they promote a midfoot strike. After I built up a running base they made running easier. I have 400+ miles on my first pair (which are holding up great) and am up to 180 on my 2nd. When the new 2013 models come out I'll get my 3rd pair and break them in for my next half marathon.

I also have some Vibram 5-fingers shoes but only do short recovery day walks/runs in those.

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1/3/13 7:24 P


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1/3/13 5:57 P

I am a fan of Brooks Dyad 7. I just got a pair of these over Christmas and have had some great workouts, including great runs, in them already. Before these I was wearing Adidas Duomax 9's and loved those too. Unfortunately, they don't make them anymore and the 10ís aren't nearly as good for me.

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1/2/13 10:59 A

I use Adidas' Insurge. Works well enough for me.

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1/2/13 6:35 A

Right now I like the Brooks Ghost. My favorite were the Brooks Glycerin 9-- sadly, they no longer make them emoticon . The glycerin 10s just are not the same.

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1/2/13 6:05 A

A former New Balance customer turned into an Asics fanatic. I have had mine for almost 2 years and have my eye on the Asics Gel Tri-Noosa, or something like that. Best $110 I ever spent on a pair of shoes. And I'm not a runner, but I do step aerobics, dance, walking, everything in them, love them!

Blessings, Michelle

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1/1/13 7:38 P

I run in ASICS Gel-Kayanos. i LOVE them!

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1/1/13 7:29 P

I am a total Brooks girl, love the Ravenna 2 and 3 especially. I did get Mizuno Elixir's for Christmas, can't wait to break them in!

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1/1/13 6:39 P

I adore my nike air citus 2's. My dad picked them up for me on a whim, but they're perfect. I would wear them every day all day if I could get away with it without wearing them out.

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1/1/13 6:30 P

New Balance.

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1/1/13 6:14 P

Brooks Adrenaline GTS - on sale right now at Zappos!

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1/1/13 5:05 P


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12/31/12 12:00 P

although it's not for everybody, I love my minimalist running shoes. Perfect for me!

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12/31/12 11:48 A

I had a doctor tell me only use New Balance. I love mine and I too, buy several pair at a time and switch them regularly. However my sister-in-law said her doctor told her Nike.

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12/30/12 8:42 P

I went to the physical therapist for a foot evaluation to learn which type of shoes would be best for me. Since I have a wide foot by the toes, and a corn, I need a wide toe box and the only running shoe that does that best in New Balance. My pronation causes me to require the most expensive running shoes since I need lots of support in the ankle and arch. So it is one of the New Balance running shoes for women.

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12/30/12 8:08 P

Vibram Five Fingers... yeah, the weird toe-shoes. They make me run like a kid; I love doing trails with them.

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12/30/12 7:40 P

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my New Balance Minimus trail shoes!

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12/30/12 5:34 P

I agree with GRATTECIELLA about getting fitted. I never thought I could run because of shin splints. Then I went to a specialty store and it made a HUGE difference. Now I can run for 45 minutes straight with no pain at all. I actually went and got fitted a different place today. Word of advice.... the shoes from a running store will be pricey, but the feel will be pricey. After your first pair, order the shoes on line. But I still get re-fitted every few years because they are always coming out with new sneaker technology.

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12/30/12 2:52 P

Brooks Adrenaline GTS. I buy 2 pairs at a time.

But I would say to anyone, go get yourself fitted for a good pair of shoes at your local runner's shop (not Foot Locker but the place where real runners go). They will watch you walk on a treadmill and assess your gait to find you the best pair of running shoes for you. They may also recommend inserts or orthotics (like superfeet) to help those who pronate, etc.

Also, I would say that we women have to be especially careful to wear comfortable shoes in our normal daily lives (not just when exercising). Not only are high heels and other uncomfortable shoes bad for our feet in the long run, but discomfort makes us want to be less active because walking hurts!

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12/30/12 2:23 P

A decent pair of shoes can mean the difference between an agonizing, painful attempt to workout and a refreshingly intense run. I know this first hand. Wrong shoes gave me terrible hip pain that had me limping for weeks and a second pair of what I thought was a 'right' shoe (stability for me) gave me terrible shin pain.

The right shoes make all the difference in the world for me! Got a brand new pair of probably my favorite running shoe thus far. Used twice and never had more rewarding runs!

What are your favorite shoes ever?

Nike Lunarglide!

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