Any serious runners here? What shoes do you wear?
I'm afraid I'm one of those people who like the Vibrams. I don't care what others may think of their appearance. I like the benefits of wearing them for running.
When I'm at home, I'm usually barefooted, so swapping over to the five fingers was a no brainer. I definitely notice a marked difference in my footfall and stride. I've also eliminated the nerve pain in my right buttock to upper thigh (sciatic nerve?) that persisted no matter the brand of running shoes I used prior to switching to Vibrams. Maybe it's all in my head, but at least it's no longer a pain in my fanny.
I started wearing Asics in high school with the GT-2080. I've been getting shoes from this line every year since then. Are there better shoes ou there? Probably. However, they have not let me down in 9 years and I love that I can just buy them online and know that they will fit me perfectly. I always get the previous years' model since being behind a year in shoe technology isn't a big deal with me. Doing this will put you in the sub $100 range. Try on a pair at the store and see what you think. That is assuming you meant trainers, right?read more collapse
I definitely agree with the "go to a running store" advice. I have a pair of Asics and Saucony's and I just got a pair of Brooks a month ago to replace the Asics. I use insoles as well - that is almost as important as the shoes sometimes. I didn't get new insoles with one pair and I started to get ankle issues - put the insoles in and they went away. but that was what the running store prescribed for my particular gait. And another thing to note is that regardless of the type of shoe they recommend, there are usually multiple levels of price for that type. I have always done fine with the lowest cost of the style I use (I use Neutral and compensate with insoles).
My local running store will allow a 2 week trial - see if you can find one near you with a similar policy. I once bought a pair that seemed great in the store but after one run I realized they rubbed my ankles so bad that I couldn't wear them. Glad to get that $100 back.read more collapse
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