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#12575506 - 01/12/18 11:51 AM Running Shoes
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Registered: 03/17/05
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Loc: Arlington, Texas
i have to start running

i have a dog, that has to be run
she has pulled me over on my bike 4 times
once slow
2 medium
once at around 25 MPH (that did it)

can you get a good pair of shoes from Academy
or do i need to go to a running store

my plan is
walk - sprint type deal

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#12575507 - 01/12/18 11:52 AM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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oh yeah
the shoes i have now make my feet hurt to run in

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#12575519 - 01/12/18 11:59 AM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 26660
Loc: Longview
Do you like a drop from the heel to the toe?

Do you pronate?

Heel striker?

Do you like a certain brand? Addidas, Nike, All Stars, ect are not running shoes.

I would look at Altra for a roomy toe with zero drop. Or Brooks or Hoka. You can go to each of their website to a shoe fitting guide to help you select a shoe right for you.

If all these questions seems odd or like wth, visit a running shoe store to get input from professionals.
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#12575525 - 01/12/18 12:01 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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I started with Brooks, but the narrow toe was not comfy. The shoes lasted nearly 700 miles and still look good for work.

I only wear my running shoes to run....once they break down 300-500 miles I wear them to work or daily use.

I now use Altra shoes. Wide natural toe box!!

https://www.altrarunning.com/run-better#FootShaped
https://www.altrarunning.com/run-better#ZeroDrop
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#12575528 - 01/12/18 12:02 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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https://www.hokaoneone.com/

Lot of older folks love these....comments I hear are...."it's like running on clouds."
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#12575531 - 01/12/18 12:03 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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http://www.brooksrunning.com/en_us/ShoeFinder

Pretty cool way to find out what shoe is right for you.
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#12575534 - 01/12/18 12:05 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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I have these, best running shoe for my feet

https://www.on-running.com/en-us/
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#12575591 - 01/12/18 12:47 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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thank you men
i am going to a place right by my house for the 1st pair
http://www.therunnershop.com/index.php

since my straight up name is Brooks
i have a loyallty

i have worn their tennis shoes

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#12575773 - 01/12/18 02:52 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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Registered: 06/25/05
Posts: 23122
Loc: W.F TX
I've had a pair of the Hoka Bondi 5's for about an year. They're super comfortable, but the insole is a hair narrow for my feet, I can feel the edge. Didn't notice it when I bought them. I changed the laces to the elastic type with the quick slide thing to tighten and I find myself throwing them on anytime flip flops aren't appropriate with shorts.

I've also got a pair of Mizuno Wave's. I got them at Academy when I first started working out, I was about 270 then and they're just great. I've put some miles on those things. Want to say they were on sale for less than 100, I'd buy another pair in a second.
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#12575964 - 01/12/18 05:53 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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Registered: 03/02/05
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Go to https://www.runnersworld.com/shoefinder

It will make recommendations for brands/models based on your arch, weight, height, foot strike, weekly mileage, etc. Then see what Academy has. If you're going be out on a regular basis, you'll probably spend a minimum of $80 for a low end shoe.

Or go to a local runner's store whose employees are actual runners, get their advice and try some on, and see if Academy has them. Avoid the athletic shoe stores in the mall, I've found the people there know very little.

Shop late in the day, your feet are a bit larger compared to the morning.

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#12576085 - 01/12/18 07:22 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
butch sanders Online   content
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thanks Tall
I did the 1
Bass Buster gave me also
will compare
after research i think i can find what i need at Academy
the New Balance i bought there were the best shoes i ever wore for athletics
now they kill me
i am looking in the $120 range

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#12576087 - 01/12/18 07:24 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
butch sanders Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Bass_Bustin_Texan
I started with Brooks, but the narrow toe was not comfy. The shoes lasted nearly 700 miles and still look good for work.

I only wear my running shoes to run....once they break down 300-500 miles I wear them to work or daily use.

I now use Altra shoes. Wide natural toe box!!

https://www.altrarunning.com/run-better#FootShaped
https://www.altrarunning.com/run-better#ZeroDrop




Thanks also

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#12576090 - 01/12/18 07:24 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: Fitz�]
butch sanders Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/05
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Loc: Arlington, Texas
Originally Posted By: Fitz®
I have these, best running shoe for my feet

https://www.on-running.com/en-us/


Yes Sir
Thanks

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#12576109 - 01/12/18 07:42 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 3643
Loc: Fort Worth
Brooks Adrenaline GTS.
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#12576142 - 01/12/18 08:11 PM Re: Running Shoes [Re: butch sanders]
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Go to The Runner in Arlington... They'll get you into the right shoes for you.

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