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9/26/12 5:18 A

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I love Saucony shoes, they just fit my feet right. A lot of my runner friends use Avia, but they don't fit my feet right. Keep trying things out until you find what you like. My second brand choice is Nike Air.

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I have always bought my shoes at holobird sports (online) for 20 something years. Always buy the Nike AirMax discounted. It came in an ugly pink and white color, but the feel of the shoe is heavenly. emoticon

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9/12/12 11:42 A

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Hello... just thought I would share this in case it might helps someone else... been training the past two weeks for the trick or trot 5k and the balls of my feet have been hurting to the extent that I've been icing them at night. I made a few calls to "runners" stores and called a girlfriend that runs half marathons (she has gotten fitted for specialty running shoes many times). However, like many of you I cant afford to spend that kind of money on running shoes right now.

If you have high arches (I surely do!) then you really need a running shoe that will support high arches... they recommended to me the Asics Gel Kayano. Other brands have makes that support high arches, however the general feedback I was given after talking to about four different folks that Asics has one the highest arch supports..Brooks of course is a great running shoe but the arch wasn't high enough for me... plus the price tag was WOW

Ended up finding them on sale (Asics Gel Kayano) and had a coupon for 15% off so the savings was 35.00. I ran with them for the first time last night and MUCH BETTER !! I hope this info might help other beginners like me...

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9/11/12 2:37 A

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I'm so glad to see this post! I have yet to find the perfect running shoes! *sigh* I've always gotten problems with my left foot/ankle after running, which started after I twisted my foot once during running after a snake crossed my path emoticon and in mid run I tried to avoid stepping on it.. Since then it's been messed up and as soon as I run, it flares up, which is why I've always given up running shortly after again! The pain/discomfort just wasn't worth it for me!..

Just this past weekend I bought a pair of Skechers Go Run and was hoping they might do the trick since they're extra cushioned in the middle for the mid-foot strike... But I'm not too sure these will work for me!.. I don't get the feeling of a great support.. So I might actually return them (I've only used them once on the TM) and try to find a better pair!.. (Which is a bummer 'cause they're really cool looking, bright orange... But I know, looks aren't really the big deal for great running shoes!..)

I'll check out the Saucony shoes, they sound like a great deal!

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9/10/12 9:04 P

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I had a really hard time picking out good shoes for walking/jogging in the neighborhood. I usually would buy Saucony's or some kind of Nike on sale. But I was still having issues with keeping good circulation in my feet while working out and my heels often felt a lot of pain. Recently I decided to try a new shoe, it is Reebok SmoothFlesh CushRun and OMG this was the best investment Ive purchased in years. You can find the shoe here http://www.finishline.com/store/catalog/pr
oduct.jsp?productId=prod699873 I picked mine up with a 25% coupon and ended up paying only like $52 dollars so they are not super expensive but they are super worth it! I highly recommend!!

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9/9/12 1:28 P

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For those who are having trouble finding good shoes that they can afford, go try on shoes and find what you like then check Amazon.com or other online sources, for that shoe, sometimes you can find last years colors and models for much less. I love Saucony for the wide toe box and fit but I hate paying over $100 for shoes so I always check online and can usually get them for $50 or less sometimes.

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9/9/12 12:06 P

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I have recently started exercising and did not want to invest money in shoes until I knew that I would stick with it. So, I used a pair of well-worn shoes that I already had. Not a good idea! I am flat-footed and overpronate. When I tried to jog (or even move in certain directions during aerobics), I got severe arch and knee pains. I broke down and bought a pair of Saucony shoes. No more pain!! It made an amazing difference. I'm not sure what you consider inexpensive, but these were around $50.

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9/9/12 12:02 P

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I agree with TERID816. Poorly-made shoes can actually cause problems. Like TERID said, go to a good running shoe store, get your gait analyzed and watch for their sales or track down their recommendations online.

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9/9/12 11:55 A

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The best thing would be to find a good running store in your area. They can analyze your stride style and any special needs and make recommendations. You are by no means required to purchase any of the suggestions. You might also asked about any sales they may have pending. Don't slight your feet!

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9/7/12 11:56 P

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I can't spend a lot on shoes right now. I'm wearing old shoes and the sole is gone from the ones I'm wearing (it was one of those with air in the sole and it wore away). Any ideas of inexpensive shoes.
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8/29/12 10:07 A

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Because I have foot problems,I wear Brooks running shoes,the style is Addiction;I work twelve hour shifts walking on cement floors ,and these are great. emoticon

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7/28/12 1:48 P

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I like New Balance too. I have wide toes, but narrow heels. So, I have to wear thicker socks to make up the difference .

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7/28/12 10:27 A

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You're welcome. That's why I like New Balance is the wide toe-bed.

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emoticon i LOVE NEW BALANCE BECAUSE OF THE WIDE TOE BED -iSAUCONY IS MY SECOND FAVORITE - I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE LIGHT WEIGHT - GUESS I AM GETTING OLDER OR LAZY

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7/28/12 8:18 A

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Finding a reputable shoe store is key. I love Mizuno's for their lightness, and Saucony's and New Balance for their support. I have weak ankles and over pronate. Asics are good too. Make sure you have at least half an inch toe room. Running shoes I've been told are generally half a size larger than your regular shoes.

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7/26/12 11:09 A

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Finding a good shoe was definitely a challenge for me... I have a narrow heel and bunions, plus I am flat-footed! I tried on shoes for months until l found a 'minimalist' shoe that accommodated my wide forefoot.

The best advice I was given? Try on shoes in the afternoon, when your feet are bigger. See a pro, even if you don't buy from them. At least they can give you pointers and let you know what type of shoe you need to look for.

Happy hunting!!

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Everyone is different and one particular show works for one person may be completely wrong for another including brands. That is why it is important to find a GOOD running shoe store so that they can analyze your feet and gait for a proper fit.

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emoticon could anyone recommend a very lightweight running/walking shoe with good support - Word of mouth is always the best direction to go emoticon emoticon

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You are so welcome!!!

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Awesome. Thank you! :)

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Check this out!

www.runnersworld.com/store/search/1,
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7/25/12 9:59 A

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Does anyone know of a web site where I can find a good shoe store in my area to find running shoes? I just started this program and I'm having some tingling in my feet when I run. My shoes are old and I'm thinking they are not great running shoes :/ I would like to get fitted but I don't want to trust the 17 year old at foot locker with something this important. Any advice would be appreciated :)

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