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Runner's question: What running shoes do you wear?

I am just getting into running/jogging after buying a heart monitor and I feel I need some new running shoes. I bought a cheap ($40-$50) pair of Asics shoes but don't feel like they are giving me the support I need for my feet or my knees.

I thought about putting dow a little more cash ($80 to $130) for a better pair but don't really know which brand to go with. I was at a sporting goods store today & looking at some various pairs. I was looking at the new Nike Shox but they said that they have a high return rate & don't last very long. They highly recommended some various pairs of Mizuno (a brand I have never heard of before) and also a higher end pair of New Balance & Asics.

Anyone have any experience with Mizuno shoes? Other other suggestions/recommendation? I did a search but found nothing on this topic. Thanks!
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Everybody's different, so what works for me may not work for you.

What you need to do if find a Running Store in your area. They will talk to you about how much running you do, put you on the treadmill, analyze your stride, and help you come up with shoes that are right for you.

There's a wide variety of shoes out there, and you don't want to get a pair that correct overpronation if you're an underpronator (for instance).
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I see the pronation thing all over the net but have never heard of it (all of this is pretty new to me). Can I determine if I have over or underpronation myself or is that something I have to go to a running store to find out? Are there chain running stores I should look for because all the sporting goods store around here seem to hire teeny-boppers who know very little about what they sell.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
you're an underpronator
Again with the name-calling.

I've been using Mizunos for years and like them a lot. But even within each brand there are different types of shoes for different runners. Please don't shell out a lot of cash without getting a professional recommendation from someone who's watched you run. Usually, they'll give you a choice of several shoes that will work for you.

And never buy a pair of running shoes without trying them out first.
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
Are there chain running stores I should look for because all the sporting goods store around here seem to hire teeny-boppers who know very little about what they sell.
http://www.runningnetwork.com/stores/alabama.html
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Yeah, sporting goods places are pretty shitastic for running shoes unless you already know what you want. I don't know of any running store chains. All the one's that are here are locally owned.

Here's a good link on self-testing for pronation and the like:

http://www.therunningadvisor.com/running_shoes.html
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I believe that a thread where both Groucho and dork offer up helpful advice may just be one of the signs of the Apocolypse. If only I hadn't traded my bible for those "magic beans."
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I wear New Balance 1221. Love these shoes. But like already said, you have to find out your needs and running style. I am a mild underpronator, which basically means my weight is absorbed more on the outside edge of my foot as opposed to an overpronator who runs on the inside edge. I weigh around 190 pounds and had some pain in my feet on long runs, so I needed a high cushioning shoe. You also have to consider foot width and shape (high-arch, flat or normal). There should be some tutorials on the Net about how to select a shoe.

Here is one pretty good one I googled:
http://www.therunningadvisor.com/running_shoes.html

Edit: I guess Groucho beat me to that link. Doh!
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I bought a $25 pair of Avia's and they are the most confortable shoes I've ever had. I usually have foot and leg pain after running but I haven't had any with these.
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Back when I ran, I had a pair of Saucony's. Excellent shoes.
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I strap bunnies to my feet with a belt. It's like running on a cloud.
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Check out Spira. They have a model called Del Sol. There are springs in the heel. Runners are really starting to take notice. Once they find a pair, their hooked. There my next purchase.

http://www.spirafootwear.com/energizing_footwear.html

Also, check out Runners World forms for shoes.

http://forums.runnersworld.com/index.jspa

Of yea, check this out. A nice app that uses Google Map to track your running route.

http://www.sueandpaul.com/gmapPedometer/

Good luck
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I've always been a Brooks fan:

http://www.brookssports.com/technolo...chnology.phtml
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I have a pair of Saucony Hurricanes. They're pretty nice.

http://www.saucony.com/hurricane.aspx
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we're supposed to wear shoes when we run?
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Nike Air (differing models). Not expensive and fit better than other brands I've tried over the past 20 years.
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Originally Posted by ~M~
Of yea, check this out. A nice app that uses Google Map to track your running route.

http://www.sueandpaul.com/gmapPedometer/

Good luck
That's awesome....thanks for sharing.
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I like Nike's for the way they fit my feet, and I prefer the Air Pegasis for the cushioning.
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My last pair of running shoes were Mizuno and they were very comfortable. My current pair of shoes are Addidas Supernova's. Both pairs I bought from running shoe stores. In terms of cost, I believe that for each one of those, I paid maybe $80 each.

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