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3nOut
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re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
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I've never worn any of the brands you mentioned.


that's because they are 100% hoity toity elitest runner snob brands.

my wife had never worn anything but Nike her entire life till i introduced her to Asics and she's never gone back.


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3nOut
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re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
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See those just don't look like they would be comfortable to me. They look like they would be really heavy. Am I wrong? I've never worn any of the brands you mentioned. Maybe I should give one of those guys a go. My problem is I wear the same shoe for the gym and going out in public. So I'm trying to kill 2 birds with 1 stone every time I buy a new shoe pretty much.


I didn’t answer your question. I admit that Brooks, NB, Asics, and Saucony are not as aesthetically pleasing as Nike or Adidas (I guess... I think Adidas are hideous shoes these days)

The thing about Nikes is that they are massively produced to flood Dicks, Academy, etc with 50 different pair of running shoes.

Next time you go in any of those count how many Nikes you see in running vs the more niche brands. You’ll see maybe 10 of the brands I listed. Nikes are made to flood the market. Smaller brands stick to their limited models and improve each year.

I’m not knocking the Pegasus or anything, but next time you’re looking, try a pair of brooks ghosts, launch, or glycerins, saucony kirvana, ASICS gt cumulus, excites, or NB 1080s and see if you don’t tell a significant difference between that and Nikes.
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TU Rob
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re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
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I’m not knocking the Pegasus or anything, but next time you’re looking, try a pair of brooks ghosts, launch, or glycerins, saucony kirvana, ASICS gt cumulus, excites, or NB 1080s and see if you don’t tell a significant difference between that and Nikes.


Yep. Actually getting fitted for your feet and running style will do wonders for actual running and training. I learned this the hard way several years ago. And that was in a pair of Saucony running shoes. I was clueless, and this pair I bought was lightweight and felt great on shorter runs. I thought minimalist was the new thing and lighter weight was better. Then I started extending my distance, ended up with Achilles Tendonitis, and had to stop for 2 months.

My employer was a sponsor for a locak 5K during the marathon weekend here. As part of it, there was a local running company that came to my job and did a measurement for everyone that wanted to come, and turns out I needed a support/motion control shoe for overpronating. Bought some Brooks and haven't looked back. Nike and Adidas are fine for working out and walking around, but when you are running any distance you need the shoe to help you, not look cool, not feel good, but actually help you and your running style.


KG6
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re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
Nike and Adidas both make running shoes that are considered good running shoes. Problem is, you are going to pay out the arse for them.

From Nike, the Pegasus as mentioned is considered a decent shoe, but not great. The new Vaporfly and Vaporfly 4% or getting a lot of good reviews as racing shoes (not really trainers). But they cost like $150 and $300 respectively and aren't shoes that are expected to last 500 miles.

Adidas is just sky high. The adiboost is $180.

I don't like to spend more than $100 on running shoes. I'm actually seriously starting to consider Sketchers. I've read several places that have good reviews on their "Sketchers Performance" line. Like a couple pro triathletes using them and stuff. The reason I'm looking to make the switch is that the shoes are like $55. But again, every time I try to switch, I end up back in Brooks Ghosts.


3nOut
Houston Astros Fan
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
i've actually seen Sketchers out there recently as well. don't know that i'd ever buy them, but they seem to be moving towards a performance line, which is cool.

Meb Keflezighi is one of the greatest distance runners in recent years and wears sketchers.


TU Rob
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Birmingham
Member since Nov 2008
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re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
Since we're discussing brands, what does everyone think of On? I've been thinking about trying their Cloud Flyer support shoe, but they are pricey. I see deals on Amazon a good bit, but never in my size. My wife has two pair of their shoes, not the Cloud Flyer though, and loves them, but she's not really a runner. She does treadmill stuff and never really outdoor running. So I'm a bit skeptical.


3nOut
Houston Astros Fan
Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
13586 posts

re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
people that wear them love them, but so do people who wear Altra, Hokas, etc.

i've seen them a little bit on trails, but not too often.


thibtigerfan
LSU Fan
Thibodaux
Member since Aug 2006
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re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
Think this may be where I parked my car...

Running:
Adidas Pure Boost for short to intermediate distances (an hour or less)

Brooks Launch for longer runs

Lifting:
Nike Metcons

Trail Shoes:
Altra Superiors

Tri Shoes:
Asics Gel Noosa Tri

Mess around/ Muddy Running/Yard Shoes:
Mizuno Wave Prophecy

Walk Arounds:
Nike Flyknit Free
Nike Free
(2) Nike Free 3.0


Dress Shoes:
Add another probably 10 or so pairs of different style dress shoes


I have a closet full of shoes and almost all are stacked 2 high....I have a problem


3nOut
Houston Astros Fan
Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
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re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
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I have a closet full of shoes and almost all are stacked 2 high....I have a problem


Image: https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEdv6sy3ulljPMGdy/giphy.gif


I really don’t have many dress shoes though.

One pair of brown and black, one pair of Ariat boots, and some of these for casual. Only Nike shoes I’ve owned in 6 or 7 years.

Image: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/611VB%2Bn8xsL._UX395_.jpg


thibtigerfan
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Thibodaux
Member since Aug 2006
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re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
I wear dress/casual dress shoes for work every day so I have a lot of those.

Been eyeing the Altra Esclantes for some new running shoes

and the Metcon 4s for new lifting shoes

My Brooks only have around 90 miles on them though so I am trying to hold off


3nOut
Houston Astros Fan
Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
13586 posts

re: H/FB safe space: I am a shoe whore
i have 5 pairs of true running shoes so i'm able to keep the mileage pretty low on most of them.

my brooks are getting close to 300, but they're going strong.


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