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5/19/10 12:46 A

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I couldn't agree more, getting fitted by someone who knows different foot types and what your needs are is invaluable!

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5/18/10 4:23 P

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PRETTYMANDI: get fitted for sneakers

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5/18/10 12:32 P

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I have plantar fascitious too. I had surgery on my left foot but I have it in the right foot as well. I was released to start exercising again but my foot is starting to bother me. I think I need new shoes but don't know which ones to get. I have orthotics to put in the shoes, but the only pair of shoes I own is a pair of DC skater shoes that I have had for a year and a half and I think they are just worn out. I also have trouble finding shoes because I have wide feet and wear a size 11 shoe!

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5/18/10 12:28 P

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I just bought a new pair of trainers last week! I went with UnderArmor and Love them!!! They have great support and are very breathable... I can't believe the stress I was putting on my knees before, I really noticed a huge difference from day 1 of using them.

I would recommend changing your trainers a min of once per year. Twice a year is recommended but I know budget constraints for good trainers can't always accommodate that. So maybe a meet in the middle from never replace and 6 months... By going with a year?!

Just my 2 cents.

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5/18/10 12:06 P

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I've got super high arches and plantar fascitis (sp?) so I'm always on the look out for good shoes. I have a pair of Mizuno Waves that are pretty good, but after 30 minutes I need to get them off.

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5/17/10 2:16 A

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I'm a shoe-a-holic. Used to be a die-hard Nike fan, but after training for a 5K found out that Nikes didn't quite cut it for me. I use Pumas for my treadmill, but love Ascis and new balance for actual running. New Balance might not be as cute, but I wore a brand new pair for my 5K (dumb mistake - but they matched my running outfit) BUT...my feet didn't hurt even though they were never worn! No blisters, nada!
I've also read to change shoes every 500 miles, I'm just going to buy new ones once these are up to the task anymore :-)

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5/17/10 1:30 A

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Oh Amy, I'm still on the quest for finding cute and comfy shoes. They still don't quite exist for me yet. *sigh* I'll not give up though. More excuse to go shoe shopping for me. haha

UnGatito, thanks for the link! I bought my current pair of sneakers at DSW, so I didn't have much consultation. Guess I'll do some research this time before the new pair and maybe go to a real store for it? But I must say I really like the gel sole for Asics. When new it really feels like you are walking on clouds~~

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5/16/10 9:31 P

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It is recommended to change running shoes every 350-500 miles or every 6 months. I do not keep track of mileage so I usually try and go by months or when they really are not supporting me anymore. I have always been an Adidas girl but lately I have fallen in love with Under Armour. There shoes have amazing support for my feet. Looove them!

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5/16/10 10:45 A

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I am not any kind of a shoe expert, but as i did have a pair of old sneakers and recently purchased a new pair for my running I can do a comparison

I think the reason for the new sneakers is this - they take a lot of the impact of our jumping jacks, running, etc rather than our feet taking the beating and risking injury.

just my thoughts... I still wear my old shoes to work, but my new shoes are for running and working out.

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5/16/10 9:56 A

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I bought Asics because I was originally planning to buy New Balance or Nike but the guy at the shoe store said that Asics have better support and they last longer. I originally was buying them for running but I use them for cross training as well. Don't be shy to ask a store clerk to help you. They have been trained and should know about what type of shoe you'll need.



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5/16/10 12:46 A

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I hear you PJ !!!!!
I joined the Couch to 5K program and they have lots of great tips when it comes to sneaker.

go here: www.roadrunnersports.com/

I don't know how much you are looking to invest but I had to purchase a new pair. The cushions were worn out. My plan it to follow a healthy life style from now till I die (God helps me) so proper shoes are a must emoticon

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5/15/10 8:30 P

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I think I've been the same with my tennis shoes as you have. I hadn't had a good pair until about a month ago. For about 1 1/2 yrs I had been wearing a pair from Payless when I need to wear tennis shoes & when I started doing the Jillian DVDs my feet were really hurting so I went SHOE SHOPPING. I love shoes.
So, I tried just about every shoe on in the store. I also have wide feet. New Balance comes in wide width but I didn't care for the big "N" on the sides. I ended up with Nike Air Max Torch 4. They didn't come in a wide width but they have felt wonderful and in athletic shoes I've found that usually the regular width works for me.
Now, on to the fun shoes! I like stylish, cute, sexy, fun shoes but they also HAVE to be comfortable and wide. So, by far the best I've found is Sofft. Very cute. Also, Clarks Artisan Collection has some stylish ones as well. I can never wide widths in stores but there are several websites, like Zappos, that carry them.
So what brands do you like for ww & comfort?
Amy

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I am curious about this, as well...

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5/15/10 7:00 P

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Shoes...always a good topic for me. lol

So I used to be one of those people who's sneakers would last FOREVER. Ok, maybe not, but they would still look brand new 2 years after I purchased them, because 1) I didn't workout, and 2) sneakers? no heels? what's the point? Yeah, so technically the sneakers I have now is the pair that's been most used in the history of my owning shoes. haha Anyway.

So I heard the runners replace their shoes every couple of months because the shoes eventually wear out and do not provide the support that they should. I was wondering if that's the same case with our cross-training shoes. I have had mine for about 1.5 year now, since I really just started to wear them this year...(so, about 5 months). When/how often do you guys replace your shoes? I noticed the gel insert of my aciscs (sp?) are not as cushy as they used to be...

Also, recommendations? I have wider-than-I-would-like feet.

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