Running Shoes

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  1. OldSlowGoofyGuy

    OldSlowGoofyGuy DIS Veteran

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    Brooks Ghost for me.

    As far as getting fitted, I like to do the following:

    Before getting fitted, I will pick 2 or 3 shoe using a shoe finder. Runner's World usually has one.

    If the running store doesn't recommend one of those 2 or 3, I will do some additional research before taking their recommendation.
     
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  2. Baloo in MI

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    Exciting to see all you Ghost runners! I run in them, along with the Hoka Cliftons and Hoka Speedgoats depending on terrain and distance. The other day at the WDW Marathon a runner pasted me saying that he liked my shoes. I was a bit out of it at the moment (it was on Army Man Hill) and it took me a moment to notice that he too was running in Ghosts, same version and color scheme. Not sure I got the words out or just thought them - but I wanted to say “awesone shoes”, probably just grunted.
     
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  4. FlashAM7

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    Do you overpronate when you run? I was looking at New Balance for overpronation shoes but wasn't sure which shoes I should get.
     
  5. Bree

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  7. MilesMouse

    MilesMouse Earning My Ears

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    I agree on getting fitted by a running store. If you've got the time and have multiple store options I'd suggest getting opinions at two different places. The more I've talked to the pros at running stores, some like to push certain brands too. I ended up caving to a guy that was really pushing Brooks even though I didn't think it was my favorite of the options I tried on. But I guess that's on me!

    I'd also add that it's good to be re-fitted after a year or two of consistent running. As I became more efficient my stride and gait changed slightly enough that I had different recommendations from one year to the next.
     
  8. HarborBlvd

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    YES. I have RA, and my knees have always been my problem spots for flare-ups. My doctor suggested Hokas and they have been life changing. Can’t sing enough praises to my Cliftons.
     
  9. NYIrunDisney

    NYIrunDisney Earning My Ears

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    I was lucky where my last two pairs I bought off the rack and they were a perfect fit. I was new to running and didn't know any better. I've owned Nike's and Brooks. Moving forward, as much as I like the Nike's, I'll be moving forward with Brooks only. They are much better, in my opinion. They are better constructed and seem to last longer. The next pair of Brooks I get will be fitted for certain.
     
  10. GBBTomorrow

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    I've been wearing Saucony Triumph forever and a day. It's to the point where I don't even have to try them on. I just go to my running store and head to the rack where they keep the last year's models and hope they have a pair there. They always work for me. I've always wanted to wear Brooks, because that's my last name. Sadly, I just can't find a pair of Brooks that feel good on me.
     
  11. AerialGael

    AerialGael Earning My Ears

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    Like everyone else - go get a fitting! I was in such severe pain training for my first marathon that after nine miles, I couldn't bear weight on my right knee. I had developed ITB syndrome. The guy at the running store analyzed my gait and recommended a pair of Saucony's and told me I'd do 9 miles the next day with no pain. I was HIGHLY skeptical, but that guy was 100% correct, and I'm now a believer. :) Since then I've moved into Mizuno's and only have an issue when I wait too long to get a new pair.

    Related question though - for the distance runners in here (marathon and ultra), how often do you go through a pair of shoes? I seem to be burning through them every 5 months or so. Just curious how this rates to other people's shoe lifespan?
     
  12. McNs

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    Had another fitting today and wound up back in Mizuno Wave Riders.

    @AerialGael I consistently get 800km/500 miles from my Riders.
     
  13. LikelyLynae

    LikelyLynae Earning My Ears

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    About 500 miles, or 5-6 months. And then they become work shoes.
     
  14. huskies90

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    I am in the same boat although recently I have been sticking with Asics only because I am more familiar with their line. But I have never been fitted. I just buy shoes that feel comfortable. And I have never had a pair of shoes that made me feel uncomfortable running at any distance. I am 99% sure I am a neutral runner based on my stride and how my shoes wear and by the fact that I can wear multiple types of shoes and not have a problem. I just bought a couple of pairs of Asics Nimbus 19's because i got them on clearance for $55 which is a freakin' steal for those shoes. They are so comfortable!!
     
  15. FlashAM7

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    I just went to a running store and got fitted. They gave me the New Balance 860v8's, and recommended I wear these insoles - https://www.superfeet.com/en-us/insoles-and-sandals/run-pain-relief

    They feel like I'm running on a cloud, but it's definitely very awkward because it feels like my heels are sinking into my shoes. Anyone else wear these insoles or similar?
     
  16. Kerry1957

    Kerry1957 Will run for Hefeweizen

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    Nike Terra Kiger 4's for me. I bought them to do trail running but I like them so much I wore them at the last Wine and Dine HM.
     

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