I have a high arch, but no problems with tilting in or out (pronating or supinating) thankfully. To pick these shoes, I tried on over a dozen (maybe two dozen) at the store. The clerk had me walking up and down the sidewalk outside in each pair, then narrowed down at the end with one of each of the top choices.
I find there is no one perfect shoe that will work for everyone. I'm sure the arch support in these would bother most people, but I barely touch it most of the time.
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Fitness Minutes: (1,047) Posts: 49 10/10/09 9:16 A
Hi, I am new in the team. the Reebok Easy Tone work for you? I need some thing comfortable to wear. I walked 218 m this morning. -Message Posted by: CHILDREN4
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Fitness Minutes: (112,820) Posts: 5,327 9/8/09 5:07 P
As others have said, it depends on what fits you best. The place to start is a specialty running store. Anytime that your weight changes significantly, you have an injury, or any behavior changes (you start walking or running a lot more, for instance) you should be refitted. If nothing much has changed, when you're ready for new shoes you'll want to try on the shoes if the model has changed (many companies change the model every year - they can go years without changing anything but colors, but fit does change periodically, so try them on) but you can probably find a better price online, at a sale, at an outlet... that sort of thing.
As far as preventing blisters, remember that your socks make a huge difference. Don't wear cotton, ever! It holds moisture next to your foot and moisture is the prime culprit in causing blisters. There are double-layer socks specially designed to prevent blisters, but they don't work for everybody. Make sure that you wear the socks that you're planning to wear while walking or running when you buy the shoes. Socks can completely change the way shoes fit. Some people put antiperspirant on their feet to keep them dry and some use the same anti-chafe stuff that runners use on other body parts. Different things work for different people, so if you continue to have problems, those are a few other things to try. When we walked a half marathon in June my sister tried EVERYTHING (new shoes, double-layer socks, antiperspirant, moleskin, duct tape...) and she still got blisters on every long training walk and on the day of the race.
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Posts: 3,313 9/5/09 12:10 P
I like New Balance. I don't have to break them in and they feel comfortable from the start.
But you do need to have your walking/running stride checked out by someplace that does that, especially if you are doing a lot of walking or running. The shoe will either make you want to walk/run or may make you want to stop, depending on the fit and feel.
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Posts: 115 9/2/09 1:57 P
I run in Newtons for the most part. I have a pair of Nike Zoom Vomero. I have worn Asics GT2130 / GT2140 but I find them quite rigid. If it's really sticky slippery mud underfoot I'll wear my Salomons.
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Fitness Minutes: (4,777) Posts: 433 6/13/09 3:55 P
I've never liked tennis shoes, I've owned the same pair for about 10 years, they are the only ones I have and I'm having a hard time justifying a new pair, but I'll just have to suck it up and do it.
Joan's link was very helpful though, I've got an idea of what to look for now.
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Fitness Minutes: (68,880) Posts: 6,979 6/2/09 9:48 P
I just bought a pair of Spira. They have wire springs in them to help absorb shock. My feet feel great, but the darn things weigh about 3 times more than my other shoes, so am having to adjust to the extra weight. My legs and bum are getting a great workout! They have slowed my pace a little, but once I get used to them it will come back up.
Bottom line, what ever is comfortable for you and fits your foot is what you should wear.
I walk and recently bought a pair of Reebok Easy Tone.They are so comfortable and I don't wear shoes unless I have too and these are on all day.
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Posts: 63 5/17/09 5:05 A
Nike Max Airs, they fit and eel like "old slippers" I love them!!!
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Fitness Minutes: (8,290) Posts: 1,288 5/12/09 4:53 P
I went to our local running store as our trainer suggested. After being fitted for the proper shoe for my feet and the activities I want to do, I bought two pair, Asics and Brooks. I love them both. I use the Asics for walking and wear the Brooks for running.
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Posts: 4,922 5/12/09 11:27 A
I love Asics and have been wearing those for years, however I recently had an opportunity to get a really nice pair of puma running sneakers and I LOVE them:) I got them at DSW for a great price.
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Posts: 5,363 5/7/09 9:00 A
I agree with the other posters. It's a question of how your feet are built. I use Nike Free barefoot runners for roads and simple trails. They feel like slippers and have great support. I swear by my Golite trail runners for hiking/running really tough technical trails. They are super stable, have a big toe box for the tough downhills, and they grip better then any other shoe I've ever tried. I have Chaco's for wet trails, Salomon's for sandy trails and Birkenstock full boots for when I need ankle support or am in snow.
I always make sure I rotate my shoes so that I always have shoes that are not worn out. It's important to toss shoes that are showing too much wear. If I find shoes that fit, like my Nike Free's, I buy several pairs at a time. ...then again, I put on a lot of miles every week, so my toots need all the help they can get.
Good luck in finding that perfect shoe. If you do, please post, I'm always game for trying out new shoes.
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Posts: 1,779 5/6/09 11:29 P
Thanks for all the posts. I'm at a point where I need to buy some shoes that don't cause blisters on my feet. I used to have a pair of Nikes that lasted forever, I also had a pair of new balance that never did quite feel right. I hate to pay a bunch of money to have them not fit right.
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Fitness Minutes: (22,263) Posts: 1,720 5/6/09 11:22 P
I use a pair of Fila's, I bought them a couple years back, used them once while helping coach a little league team, in the rain, and got them all muddy. I set them aside, and never wore them again.
I normally wear Converse for anyother sneaker shoe. But I decided to start using the Fila's because of the pain I get in my foot.
So, Fila's for me.
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Fitness Minutes: (76,316) Posts: 3,146 4/27/09 3:11 P
I have problems with my toes, so it is important for me to wear a shoe with a roomy toebox. And my feet are long and wide, so there are not very many choices for me. I primarily walk for exercise, so I chose a New Balance walking shoe. I tried one that was under $100, but my toes felt a bit squished so I had to "upgrade" to a more expensive model. But I like them alot. I am on my second pair, and will be ordering my third pair shortly.
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Fitness Minutes: (94,942) Posts: 4,156 4/26/09 9:16 P
The shoe you wear should be one suited to your foot type. I have flat fleet and so I wear motion control shoes. Many different manufacturers make motion control shoes - I've run/walked in Brooks, Asics, New Balance, Mizuno and Saucony.
Bottom line - it has nothing to do with "this brand is better than that." It has everything to do with your arch type and your stride. So find a good running store that can evaluate your gait and try on every shoe - no matter what brand - suited to your foot. Buy the one that fits the best.
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