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Old 07-19-2020, 07:42 PM
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Iím a dedicated walker, I walk about 4.5 miles 6 days per week. I have no health restrictions or injuries.

Iíve slowly started to weave jogging into my routine in short intervals. I plan to keep it up and increase my time running. Iíd like better shoes, and would appreciate suggestions.

I have bad luck with Nikeís due to being in between sizes.


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Old 07-19-2020, 07:44 PM
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I donít like Nikes either. I do like New Balance.
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Old 07-19-2020, 07:55 PM
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I wear ASICS, which offer good support for my feet. Thatís awesome you are doing so much, I do about 2.5 miles most days but would like to have more endurance.
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Old 07-19-2020, 07:59 PM
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I also like New Balance the best for both walking and jogging. Nikes just don't fit me right for some reason! A good friend swears by ASICS. I think its all about what fits your foot the best.
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Old 07-19-2020, 08:30 PM
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I like my Asics. Iím a walker outside but do a combination walk -run on the treadmill. My DH is a marathon runner and wears Brooks.


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Old 07-19-2020, 09:55 PM
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When I run, I wear Brooks.
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:08 PM
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Brooks are my favorite.
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:45 AM
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I would highly recommend going to a running store and get fitted for a running shoe. They will check your stance, your stride, and step to find the right shoe and support for you. Once I got that information, I was able to buy the correct running shoes on Amazon which were a lot cheaper then the running store.

It is also recommended that you buy a running shoe a bit bigger than what you normally wear due to feet swelling.

I supinate when I walk/run and a lot of the running shoes I was buying did not offer the support I needed. They had too much arch support which was causing my foot to supinate even worse which could lead to injury.

I wear Saucony and only one type of their shoe.

Different models of a shoe brand are made for different types of feet, so all shoes from one brand may not offer the support your feet need.

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Old 07-20-2020, 03:48 AM
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I love my brooks for running! I wear the ghost model and so does my husband who runs marathons.
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We walk. A lot!
Old 07-20-2020, 04:08 AM
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My favorite shoes are New Balance sneakers. Supportive and comfortable...I tried adidas and they fell apart quite quickly. Avoid those!


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Definitely get fitted...
Old 07-20-2020, 04:32 AM
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A running store will check how your arch is constructed. Many video your foot and will match you with the type of shoe to best support you and hopefully avoid injury. My foot pronates, or turns in, so I need a different shoe than someone with a neutral arch. All of the major brands offer specific shoes for the three different foot types.
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Old 07-20-2020, 05:25 AM
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Asics are my go to shoes for walking and jogging. They are so much more comfortable and the only shoes that don't give me blisters.
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Old 07-20-2020, 05:46 AM
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Brooks was my go to running shoe.

If you can, I highly suggest going to a shoe store specifically for runners. We have one up here in Maine, and although it was 2 hours away from me, that's where I went. The employees spent time watching me walk to analyze how my feet move, and based on that analysis, they suggested Brooks. They were spot on! I ran for a few years, and I always ran with Brooks, because they really worked for my feet.

If you can go to a running store, I would totally do that! They can help you find exactly what you need.

Good luck!
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:06 AM
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I wear Brooks or Hoka one...
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Old 07-20-2020, 08:32 AM
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i run and like Asics or Saucony. i just bought a pair of New Balance, and i like them, but they don't fit right. (i buy a size up in running shoes to accommodate the thick socks i wear--but NB size up is a tad bigger than i need)--of course, i wore them out a few times before deciding that....

ETA: i like the NB shoes...just a heads-up that they might run bigger.
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:26 AM
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Iíve worn Saucony for years. I walk and jog in them. Love them.
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Old 07-20-2020, 11:52 AM
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My son is cross country runner at school. The coaches highly discouraged Nike shoes

My son runs in Hoka brand.
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Old 07-20-2020, 12:17 PM
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My daughter has run XC for several years. She likes Asics, which is also what her coach recommended.
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Old 07-20-2020, 01:37 PM
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I wear Asics all.the.time
I've got one pair to walk, one pair to run on dry terrain, one track running pair. I keep an old pair to walk on the beach, and one old pair in my car, just in case

I've got a range of sizes too, since the different models don't have the same fit.

I agree wholeheartedly with PP, get fitted in a good store, it's definitely worth it.
Running is the best Enjoy!
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Old 07-20-2020, 02:54 PM
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I agree with others. Go to a running store and get fitted.

I canít use Brooks. They give me blisters. I use Mizuno. Love them! They just fit my foot better.
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Thank you!
Old 07-20-2020, 05:33 PM
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I am so grateful for the advice.

We have a specialty running shoe store locally, but theyíre not doing any fittings until September. I figure I can get a pair of shoes to tide me over, and if I wind up sticking with running Iíll get professionally fitted.

Thanks again.
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Old 07-21-2020, 05:25 AM
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I love my Brooks Ghost for running. My sister wears Brooks also but she likes one of the other styles. Go to Dicks or another sporting goods store where you can try on as many as you want. Good Luck!

I bought New Balance walking shoes in March and loved them but already wore almost through the bottom since I walk so much!
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