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1/6/09 11:11 A

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I am with Deejackson...
I have runners for the road, and runners for the treadmill. When they are done, I may use them for general wear, but not for any exercise activity.... But I don't generally wear sneaks when I go out anymore - so maybe donating them would be better.
For any serious crosstraining, I would get activity specific shoes.

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1/5/09 11:26 P

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I use thicker sole shoes for my step aerobics.

My running shoes are just for running.

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1/5/09 7:03 P

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If you are doing high impact XT, you should probably get shoes that will offer good support for that activity.

I generally wear my running shoes for the stationary bike, or a pair of older runners. With the older runners, I ditch them if my PF flares up - that's always the sign that they are really and truly dead!

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1/5/09 4:55 P

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I cross train with turbo jam, step, and other high impact areobics. So I guess my question is answered - I need to get some other cross training shoes. I notice when I work out with my older ones - i hurt afterwards and I just dont want to risk injury now that I am running. Thank you everyone for all your input!

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I think it depends on the activity that you are doing.

Running shoes don't offer quite enough support to cycle with...they are to soft. But before I got clipless pedals I cycled in mine and it never cause me a problem.

Do keep in mind that if you chose to exercise in your new 150 dollar shoes they will not last for as many miles as if you were using them only for running.

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I wear my old-enough-but-not-retired-yet running shoes when I go to the gym, but only for biking or weight lifting.

When it comes to elliptical or walking - which I think is also considered as Cross Training, right? - I wear my "good" running shoes because I was told that as long as I stand on my feet (high impact or not) my feet need the best support they can get - especially since I have had Plantar Faciiatis...

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1/5/09 3:39 P

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my running shoes are for running only. I even have a different pair that I use on the treadmill.

After my running shoes are retired, I will wear them for cross training, but not while I am still using them to run.

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1/5/09 3:14 P

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Not me...I use 'new' cross trainers for other cross training activities.

Once your running shoes have seen their day, they should be retired or donated...many running coaches don't even like for their runners them for errands or even mowing the hard. I guess that is a judgment call.

Mine go right to the donation pile at my local running specialty store.

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1/5/09 3:01 P

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What kind of cross training?

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1/5/09 3:01 P

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I don't for exactly the reason of price. I use my retired running shoes on the elliptical. The soles are worn out and the cushioning for my foot strike probably pretty worn, but on the elliptical I am using different parts of my feet and it is non-impact.

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1/5/09 2:24 P

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So my running shoes are Brooks - and they set me back $150. I was told not to wear your running shoes for anything other than running. However, my old gym shoes are worn out and i have been wearing them for cross training. Is this a total NO NO??

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