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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I have come to the realization that I need new shoes for working out. The pair I have had since last summer are literally falling apart. That is no good!

Now comes the hard part- what brand, style, color, etc?

Buying shoes is a tad difficult for me since I have high arches and wider feet. Buying shoes has never been fun and I typically end up with an Adidas running shoe of some sort, but I am really interested in other brands as well.

Can you share your shoe experiences with me? Both the good and the bad!!


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CJADERUN 7/17/2012 6:18PM

    I also have Asics--both a real running pair and a more casual pair for every day stuff and not-running purposes.

If you're worried, and if walking/running is a part of your exercise regime, then I'd recommend going to a running store. They'll look at your feet and how you walk and give you a specific type of shoe that you should wear, and from there you pick which one is the most comfortable. It's on the pricey side, but I LOVE wearing my running shoes!

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BRAVENEWGRL 7/17/2012 4:27PM

    I love my Asics - but you really need to get something that works for your foot! I overpronate and have flat feet! If you have the time you might want to go to a specialty running or foot store and get them to fit you!

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FRACKTHATNOISE 7/17/2012 12:29PM

    I have a wide foot as well and I have found that Saucony makes a pretty good shoe that seems to be supportive. I also have had them last for about a year (non-running.)

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GINGERLY4 7/17/2012 9:57AM

    Go to a running store and discuss shoes with them. I buy running shoes, but I'm not running right now. I found that the information I got from them translated into other shoes pretty well.

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  New Balance are known for being good for wide feet, while Nike are way too narrow. I don't know about high arches because I have the opposite problem...arches so low as to be almost nonexistent! LOL! I think your best bet is to visit a shoe store and try on as many as possible to fit your width. You can always get inserts to support your arches.

Good luck!

Comment edited on: 7/17/2012 9:50:26 AM

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