Running Shoes

Discussion in 'runDisney' started by dobball23, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. DOOM1001

    DOOM1001 DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2003
    I also use Clifton 3s and since its been my favorite Hoka so far I'm going to buy another pair with a nice discount now that the Clifton 4s are out.The Hoka brand overall being lightweight shoes with maximum cushioning are going to appeal to me but as others have said its an individual thing.When I put my foot into a shoe I pretty much know if its going to work for me or its not.For example I know many people use Asics and about 80% of the Asics I've tried on just feel uncomfortable to me.Before I started using the Hokas I was using Skechers for the same reason I like Hokas,lightweight,wide and good cushioning.Skechers being cheaper wore out faster and lately the models haven't been as appealing as they used to be but I really liked the Go Run Ultras I used for awhile.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017
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  2. PoohIsHome

    PoohIsHome Wizard momma living in a muggle world.

    Sep 5, 2013
    @DOOM1001 We have a race coming up this weekend and I'm hoping to snag another pair to put into rotation at the expo.
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  4. CP3uhoh

    CP3uhoh Mouseketeer

    Nov 23, 2016
    I was a Pegasus person for a decade, I ran a half with Under Armour Gemini 2's and then a full with UA Charged Bandits (2). The Bandit is called the Pegasus killer, internally. I'm a fan, cost efficient too. $99.99. I liked the Gemini 2 as well but they sort of screwed with it for the 3rd version and it's not nearly as good, imo. Probably why that one is discounted and the Gemini 2 is still selling at full price well over a year after debut.
  5. absolutmey

    absolutmey planning epic 2020 trip!

    Feb 20, 2013
    I was all Nike until I got fitted prior to my first half in 2012. Now I'm a Brooks gal 100%. So much of an improvement. Just got my newest pair of Ghosts and I can't wait to break them in for my 2018 races :)
  6. darienne8187

    darienne8187 Mouseketeer

    Feb 2, 2017
    Im currently running in Asics GEL-Contend 4 and I love them. I have improved so much more since I switched from Nikes to my Asics. they are wider which is good since I have wide feet.
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  7. UNCBear24

    UNCBear24 Mouseketeer

    Aug 13, 2011
    I loved the Pegasus 28s & 29s, but not so much the newer models. Maybe I should try them again? How would you compare the 34s to the older 28s/29s?
  8. BuckeyeBama

    BuckeyeBama You are stronger than you think.

    May 29, 2013
    1st, they come in wide, so that is an improvement. The models in between got very narrow. The sole is less flexible, but the shoe feels more sturdy. But the biggest change since back then is the air "bubble" in the mid-foot area. It doesn't bother me one way or the other, but some people hate it.
  9. jubjubrsx

    jubjubrsx Mouseketeer

    Oct 31, 2015
    love my saucony (guide 7/8/9's) so much cushioning.
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  10. OldSlowGoofyGuy

    OldSlowGoofyGuy DIS Veteran

    Jan 4, 2013
    I'm a big fan of Brooks Ghost. I just opened a new pair of 9s this week. This is my 5th pair of 9s, with too many to remember of previous models. I've taken them out of the box and done 12 miles without an issue.

    I have 2 more pair of 9s stashed in the closet before I make the switch to the 10.

    I switched to wide a couple of years ago to get a little more wiggle room.
  11. GeorgiaHoo

    GeorgiaHoo DIS Veteran

    Nov 7, 2005
    Brooks Glycerin.
  12. BikeFan

    BikeFan DIS Veteran

    May 12, 2003
    I've found I'm in that "run in anything" group. I just buy whatever shoes are on sale and have cool colors. I've tried all the big brands, and they pretty much feel the same to me. In 10K miles since I started keeping a log 4.5 years ago, I've never had a foot issue. I think a lot of it is the stride - my stride is fairly short, and I tend to land on my forefoot, so my impact is fairly minimal.


    Jan 26, 2011
    I got fitted at Fit 2 Run in Disney Springs on our last trip. I came home with a pair of Saucony Hurricanes that I like well enough, but after some mileage I also purchased a pair of more neutral shoes, the Hoka Tracers online. The wear pattern indicates that the Hurricanes are a little too much of a support shoe for me.
  14. KingLlama

    KingLlama My car finished 3rd on Radiator Springs Racers.

    Dec 29, 2009
    When I started running about 14 months ago, I was wearing an older pair of Brooks Dyads. Shin splints caused me to go get a new pair, and the local running shop immediately suggested Saucony Echelons.

    The Echelons immediately caused the shin splints to go away, and they've felt GREAT, but the inside of the shoes(and not even the insole, but back by the heel) started tearing apart and coming undone. It wasn't affecting my runs in them, so I kept wearing them, but it was annoying and disappointing.

    Decided it was time to switch shoes anyway, since I had seen that most active runners get new shoes annually(is that true?), so I went back to that same run/walk shop and they suggested going back to Dyads. I'm not worried about shin splints this time because I plan on wearing the Dyads ONLY for running, whereas I was wearing my old Dyads every day for everything.

    Plus, I'm 80 pounds lighter now, so that has helped with the pain as well.
  15. opusone

    opusone Imagineer Wanna Be

    Sep 7, 2011
    I go through about 4-5 pairs of running shoes each year. Training shoes usually last for about 300-500 miles depending on shoe type and runner type.
  16. LikelyLynae

    LikelyLynae Earning My Ears

    Jan 9, 2018
    (Sorry I’m trying to get to 10 posts so I’m bringing this one back from the dead)
    I am a part of the cult following of Brooks Ghosts. But, I def went to a running store and had them analyze everything and that’s what they put me in. I do like racing in Nike frees, but brooks for training.
  17. Bree

    Bree DIS Veteran

    Jan 5, 2009
    I used to love Brooks Ghost until 2015. They changed the toe box and even the wide was still too narrow in the toe for me. I changed to Glycerins then again they did something to the toe box for 2016. I ended up with my first pair of New Balance 1080 and never tried another shoe again. I need to retire a pair of shoes so maybe I'll give the Ghosts another look.
  18. LikelyLynae

    LikelyLynae Earning My Ears

    Jan 9, 2018
    Those were the ghost 6s, right? They were my favorite. I may have bought like 3 pairs of them and just continued to use them the last few years...
    I have a newer pair now, and I like them. But you’re right. The 7s and 8s were BAD.
  19. chuckille

    chuckille Earning My Ears

    Aug 21, 2016
    I’ve been a Pegasus owner for a while now but I’m intrigued by the super expensive Vaporfly 4. Are there any runners who’ve tried these shoes? I’m also planning on going to my local shoe store and trying on the On Cloudflow shoes.
  20. FlashAM7

    FlashAM7 Mouseketeer

    Dec 21, 2017
    As everyone else has said, go get fitted. I was wondering why I was always getting injuries early on in my training program, then someone told me I might be wearing the wrong shoes. Turns out I was wearing shoes that were actually a full size too small, and shoes that were for neutral runners when in fact I over-pronated a decent amount. I haven't had any injury problems since (knock on wood).
  21. JoshCLT

    JoshCLT Earning My Ears

    Jan 8, 2018
    Fitting is definitely the way to go. I love my Hoka Gaviota's

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