Running /Shock Absorbing Shoes

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ireznik

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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 11:44
I am looking for some suggesting on some really shock absorbing shoes. During the week I run 6 miles 3 times a week and go to a bootcamp class every weeknight. With that in mind my knees tend to get painful at times so I think shock absorption is pretty important.

I currently have KSwiss Tubes that have been pretty good to me (though starting to meet their time) and I was wondering if there is anything even better. Oh and I have somewhat wide feet so Nike's have never been comfortable for me.

Thanks for the advice in advance Cool
wyllywhite

Joined: Apr 12
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Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 20:28
ireznik hello you should try the brand of ACSIS web as you test the shoe tread and you found most suitable to you, I recommend this brand that I use and I will be very well run, the brand also specializes in the run.
Jojomafarlo

Joined: Apr 12
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Posted: 28 Apr 2012, 13:34
I agree, our entire family (4 adults) all wear them and they are the best out there for their price. They absorb well, breathable and found in almost all good shoe stores.
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Posted: 28 Apr 2012, 13:44
I have super flat feet and suffer from a bad back as well...I tried Nike and NewBalance and found that both did not give me all the support and stability I needed. I switched to Asics and I am almost in workout heaven. I do not run but I have found that regardless of the terrain my Asics give me all the support and cushion I need. I highly endorse Asics.
Hoser

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Posted: 28 Apr 2012, 13:53
My recommendation is to not take anyone else's recommendations for shoes. Go to a good running shoe store (not a crappy mall store) and have them fit you for shoes. A good store will analyze your gait and help you find the right shoes for your particular body and style of running.

I wound up with a pair of Mizunos, but that doesn't mean they'll be right for you.

If you're anywhere near Berkeley, CA I can recommend La Foot.
kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 28 Apr 2012, 23:14
Ditto going to a running store. And you'll want separate pairs for running & cross-training. Running shoes are built very differently from cross-trainers. When I started spending more money on my shoes (like >$50) my joints were grateful. I've been through several pairs of running shoes in the ~2 years I've been running, & you get what you pay for. My favorite so far are Brooks, they're great for a wide foot.

If you just HAD to get only 1 pair of shoes, I'd go with running shoes, just be aware that they will wear faster if you use them for running as well as other training, & running shoes should be replaced regularly depending on your mileage. I had less than 300 miles on my last pair of Brooks but I was using them for cross-training as well so I just replaced them with a slightly different model...what a difference the new ones make.

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