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    friskyrn is offline In Orientation
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    What's a good brand of running shoe?

    I am looking for a good brand of running shoes. I need something with good support and cushion but I'm not sure what brand is the best. I have Nike currently but I've heard good things about Saucony. Any advice?

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    [Focus] is offline Request Title Change from Admin
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    Asics Cumulus. I'd get 9s from ebay (saving yourself a whole lot of money in the process), but 10s will do, too.

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    i_love_muscle is offline Pleasantly Perverted
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    Sure Nike and Saucony are fine.

    But what you really need to do is get the shoe that fits your foot.

    Go to a running store and get a pro to fit you with a decent running shoe. Your feet will thank you

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    Yeah, thanks for clarifying that, there, love. Always a good choice, though I personally measured my size and alignment (extra extra wide, but otherwise normal) and simply bought the shoe with the right fit that came most highly recommended. Worked out pretty well for me. Having a good pair of shoes makes an AMAZING difference.

    I would add, just don't actually buy it from the running place, as they tend to charge 3 to 4 times what you would pay for the same shoe from a discount distributor. At least here in Canada. I understand in civilized lands they don't charge you double for the great effort of having to cross an open border and the amazing service of eyeballing your tread wear, observing your (lack of?) gait and measuring your foot.
    Last edited by [Focus]; Oct. 01/08 at 03:08 PM.

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    i_love_muscle is offline Pleasantly Perverted
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    Oh yeah, that goes without saying, Focus. We're seriously ripped off here. Buying online is the only way to purchase gear in Canada.

    You can't get a decent running shoe here under $200-$300 retail. But online, they're much cheaper

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    [Focus] is offline Request Title Change from Admin
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    Yup yup.

    Asics Cumulus 10 @ "The Running Room": $240, before tax and such, iirc.
    Asics Cumulus 9 on ebay: $40.

    I bought 4 different pairs on ebay (11.5 2E, 12 2E, 12.5 2E, 13 2E) and even with shipping paid less than I would've paid here for a single pair. Vive le Canuckia!

    Oh, btw, turns out the best fit is actually 12 2E (for short runs) and 13 2E (for long - due to the fearsome foot-region pumpitude), despite what about.com would claim re: my feet being size 10.5 super-wide (which they are clearly not, 10.5, that is). So, keep that in mind, if you decide to go that route.
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    BasketLady is offline Mod Squad
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    I agree, you should get a shoe that fits YOUR foot well, and is comfortable to you.

    I have gone and gotten fit for shoes, and then like these guys, head online to find a better deal -- I have gotten my $98 shoes for less than $40 shipped, new, from ebay.

    Personally, I liked Saucony but I have been wearing Brooks Adrenaline or Addiction -- contrary to Focus I am super narrow and long (10AA) and also pronate!!! I have had issue with New Balance. DH likes Ascics as well - says they are very comfortable....too bad they don't have narrows!

    Good luck.

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    Go to the Asics.com page. There is a guide for shoe fitting and what type of foot you have and what they recommend. I am a fan of Asics.

    Personally, I will not take up a salesman's time (and expertise) and then buy his recommendation online from a different company.

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    [Focus] is offline Request Title Change from Admin
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    Quote Originally Posted by g8r80 View Post
    Personally, I will not take up a salesman's time (and expertise) and then buy his recommendation online from a different company.
    Yeah, that's why I did it myself. Seems pretty obnoxious, doesn't it? Particularly if selling is what you do for a living.

    But then my ruthlessness kicks in and I think to myself, 'Well, whose fault is it the prices are so ridiculously high in these sorts of shops? Learn to compete, imo. Sell the shoes at or near competitive price, charge for the service separately. And reasonably.'

    Thing to do if you really want advice from the pros and don't mind the expense is go to a running injury clinic and get a full-on assessment. There just happens to be a badass one here in Calgary (at the UofC, in the kinesiology complex, homeslice is legit fo reezy my neezy).

    Didn't realize they had a guide on the site! Excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8r80 View Post
    Personally, I will not take up a salesman's time (and expertise) and then buy his recommendation online from a different company.
    I always buy my first pair from the place that fits me....it's addtional pairs down the road that I search online for...

    Most of the sneaker websites will have that kind of guide. I know Asics, New Balance, Nike, and Brooks all have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Focus] View Post
    Yup yup.

    Asics Cumulus 10 @ "The Running Room": $240, before tax and such, iirc.
    Asics Cumulus 9 on ebay: $40.

    I bought 4 different pairs on ebay (11.5 2E, 12 2E, 12.5 2E, 13 2E) and even with shipping paid less than I would've paid here for a single pair. Vive le Canuckia!

    Oh, btw, turns out the best fit is actually 12 2E (for short runs) and 13 2E (for long - due to the fearsome foot-region pumpitude), despite what about.com would claim re: my feet being size 10.5 super-wide (which they are clearly not, 10.5, that is). So, keep that in mind, if you decide to go that route.
    I got cumulus 10s at DSW on clearance for $50

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    I'm using New Balance running shoes. If you want some help in choosing the right shoes for you read this running shoes reviews article on this site. runningshoeswizard.com

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    go to a running store and get fitted for a proper running shoe...then buy a second pair of the same exactshoe at a discount place...guarantees you a nice running shoe for a long while that fits you properly and has the support/shock absorption you need.

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    I wear Mizuno. I've tried on Asics, Brooks, Adidas, and Nike. Everyone likes something different. Get your foot fitted, and try on as many pairs as they have that fit your foot's profile.

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    New Balance. Unlike MANY shoe companies out there, running is their focus. They literally have a shoe that will fit your foot. I don't care the shape, size, pronated, overpronated, seeking stability or whatever. They have a TON of money that goes into development with things as simple as the effects of recycled pieces have on the same shoe using new materials. Everything from water based glue, to resins, to things as simple as changing the eyelets types on the same shoe. There are literally MILLIONS of hours of research and feedback from New Balance tests.

    I can't go into detail, but I'm speaking from experience on this one.

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