Most "high-tech" running shoes are actually bad for your feet, according to recent studies by orthopedic surgeons. They conclude that our feet are not meant to be encased in "marshmallow" shoes that claim to "support" our feet. Apparently our feet do not need all that "support"--as barefoot runners will attest.
I would NEVER wear Shox for running. I made the mistake of wearing them for my first 5K and I literally could barely walk for the next 2 days. Shox give that impression that as you run, the sole of shoe is taking the pressure off of your knees, but it's not that way at all. I actually took my shoes into 3 different stores (all exclusive running stores) and they said the reason I was having pain was definitely b/c of the Shox.
I do great when using them for aerobics, but not running, but you may be completely different?!
I'd be sure to have another pair of shoes to use for running in case you don't do well with the Shox. Good luck!
I have owned 2 pairs of Shox; the original model, and the nike+ running version mentioned below. I have extremely high arches, and use them for walking only. I, personally, wouldn't wear them for running, but the only way to know what running shoes will work for you is: 1. get properly fitted at a specialty running store (where they understand pronation, etc.), and 2. trial and error.
The only shoes I run in are Brooks.
Edited by: PIGLET1979 at: 9/20/2010 (22:25)
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I have worn more kinds and styles of Nikes than I can remember. I owned a pair of Shox and never will again. The expense of the shoes was slight compared to the expense of ankle surgery necessary to repair the damage done. There are other Nikes less likely to enhance ankle sprain.
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I love all nike shox whether for casual or athletic activities. They are just so comfortable and I always catch them on sale somewhere. I hunt them down in all colors.
No no no... they're the worst. Go to a running shoe store. They'll look at how you walk, tell them what you will mainly be doing (running, walking, etc) and they can recommend a shoe for you. And they are not super expensive. I now have not the cutest shoes, but they were the best for my running. Good luck!