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Babboo
Grambling Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2013
840 posts

Running Shoes
What should I buy? Regular Nike's aren't cutting it.


TDcline
Navy Fan
American Gardens building 11th flor
Member since Aug 2015
5261 posts

re: Running Shoes
Brooks or ASICS. They’re a little more expensive for the nicer ones but worth every bit IMO.

Gel-Kayanos were the best running shoes I’ve ever owned 100%

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GEAUXT
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re: Running Shoes
Brooks glycerins have been my go to for awhile


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TigerGrl73
LSU Fan
Nola
Member since Jan 2004
20209 posts

re: Running Shoes
I wear Brooks Adrenaline, but it depends on your feet. Go to a running store and let them analyze you.


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tigerfoot
Pittsburgh Fan
Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
31964 posts

re: Running Shoes
I agree with others. I always loved ASICS Gel Nimbus. Just got my first Brooks Adrenaline



Paul Allen
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re: Running Shoes
Asics - gel kayano
Mizuno - wave musa
Brooks - ghost


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1999
Troy Fan
Where I be
Member since Oct 2009
17184 posts

re: Running Shoes
Go to a running shop and get custom fitted. Hoka One One if you like extra cushion


MaleB
NC
Member since Jul 2016
82 posts

re: Running Shoes
Skechers gomeb razor is the best bang for your buck. Vastly underrated by most people.

LINK


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3nOut
Houston Astros Fan
Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
13470 posts

re: Running Shoes
I wear brooks, ASICS, new balance, and saucony for different reasons

What kind of running are you doing and how do the nikes make your feet feel? Do you overpronate?

I I don’t care if every marathon winner in the history of the word wears Nike, they make terrible running shoes and I’ll never wear another pair for long distance.


BallyHOO
Belmont Fan
Member since Oct 2005
6775 posts

re: Running Shoes
quote:

brooks, ASICS, new balance, and saucony


These


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oVo
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Dec 2013
7571 posts

re: Running Shoes
Since it says your in Nola go to varsity sports and go get fitted


LSUfan20005
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2012
4719 posts

re: Running Shoes
While I still advocate going to a good running store, it is a huge misconception that you need to fit "your running style."

You either run correctly or you don't - and if you don't, you need to fix that shite instead of running through it.

Overpronation is unacceptable - fix your weak, tight hips before dedicating yourself to running. Similar story for you duck feet SOBs.

Heel striking is wrong as well, fix your tight hips and hamstrings.

Don't use shoes as a crutch. If anything, going to a good store can show you where you suck.


tigerfoot
Pittsburgh Fan
Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
31964 posts

re: Running Shoes
I agree with you to a certain extent. But learning about shoes is not an attempt to correct terrible mechanics or imbalance.

A good shoe can make a run much more pleasant. I am neutral as can be and can not adopt a mid foot strike to save my life.


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KG6
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2009
9570 posts

re: Running Shoes
I do believe being fitted to running shoes is a crock of shite. You either use stability shoes or you don't. And if you do, you should probably do a bunch of drills to fix your stride.

But, I don't think that means shoe choice isn't important. I'm a neutral mid foot striker. I've tried to make changes I shoes only to end up hurt a few times. It's not like running properly suddenly makes every shoe work for you.

Like I said thoigh,a "fitting" is BS. You don't know about a shoe until you put 50-100 miles in it. The benefit to a running shop is their experience in giving options based on your feedback. Trying to tell me what I need, or only offering a single option tends to make me walk out without buying. But a salesperson who gives options and truly seems to understand what's bothering me usually works best.


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91TIGER
Houston Astros Fan
Lafayette
Member since Aug 2006
10237 posts

re: Running Shoes
On Cloudsurfer. Go to a running store that will allow you to run in them for 30 days and return them if you don't like them. I've been running for over 30 years and really love these shoes. I was a Brooks guy for years but when I learned to forefoot strike I no longer needed any motion control and preferred these to any neutral Brooks shoe. I trained in these things for marathons/1/2's as they really allow for different performance / foot strikes when you get really tired and sloppy. They also make a racing shoe which I used for 1/2 and shorter races (Cloudracer).

Cloudsurfer
Image: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Anif9AcN54Q/VuA_u-HqYMI/AAAAAAAAeHI/6-Vyw51HBfo/s1600/IMG_1445.JPG


Cloudracer
Image: https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81qCx+-VbAL.jpg

Image: https://upload.on-running.com/cms/product_gallery_assets/thumbs/000/000/014/thumb/Unknown-2.jpeg?1513174818



ETA;

The above posts about being fitted are spot on, it's a crock. You need to learn to run with proper form, in almost all cases it is you not the shoe (of course there are some biomechanical exceptions as always).
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Tigertown in ATL
LSU Fan
Georgia
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Running Shoes
Best advice to not buy anything based on a recommendation.

I love my ASICS.

Wife hates that brand.

But one brand to explore is Altra.


HoustonGumbeauxGuy
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2011
12654 posts

re: Running Shoes
If you live near a Luke's Locker or some store that is dedicated to Runners, pay them a visit. They have these thermal plates that you stand on that analyze where your weight is distributed underneath your feet and all sorts of other cool s***. They will bring out six or seven pairs of shoes for you to try on and will talk to you about walking on the outside of your feet versus the inside, how hard your heel touches before your toes touch, stuff like that that really helps you find the perfect shoe


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3nOut
Houston Astros Fan
Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
13470 posts

re: Running Shoes
quote:

Best advice to not buy anything based on a recommendation.



i wouldn't agree with that. i wouldn't take anybody's word as gospel, but talking to other people is valuable.
the OP came in saying nike isn't working for him and the board offered other options.

a lot of people that buy their shoes from Academy or Dicks and don't know any better than Nike.

my wife had wore exclusively Nike ever since i've known her. i switched her to Asics in her 30s and she's bought them exclusively for running since then. she even got Asics Tennis Court shoes because they worked better for her.

i wear Brooks Ghosts and NB 1080s for running. 90% of the population probably would see them and think that those are just off brand (or old dude shoes for the NBs) athletic shoes and have no idea that they're superior shoes to almost everything Nike puts out.


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But one brand to explore is Altra.


case in point. if you asked my wife about Altra, Hoka, Saucony, Newtons, OnCloud she'd have no clue what they are. but each of them make better shoes than what you can buy from Nike in Academy.
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jsk020
Louisiana Tech Fan
Nola
Member since Jan 2013
833 posts

re: Running Shoes
Asics or Adidas Ultra Boosts. They are phenomenal


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Junky
VCU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2005
4143 posts

re: Running Shoes
I moved to zero-drop shoes years ago during my more active "running days" and felt great. It took a couple of weeks to "straighten" out my feet but the results were great. I put on my old running shoes and couldn't stand them - actually hurting my leg just walking in them. That is how screwed up the "fix" in them was.

The thought that shoe companies have found a better running platform than mother nature (your own foot design) is arrogant. You were designed with the best running platform - and just need to protect it. You will run correctly barefoot, but that isn't wise in a city. I found Xero Shoe sandals to be incredible to wear. Makes me look like a hippie, but I walk all day in them.

Now all of my footwear, except my boots, are based off of drop.


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