Running shoes



  • I've almost worn out my second pair since I started fatbusting and I was wondering if any of you have tried any that you'd recommend?I'm 180 cm, 80 kgs and I run mostly on ashphalt and concrete if that is any use to you.



  • Im using Brooks at the moment. Used to be real into Adidas because I liked how lightweight and comfortable their shoes were.
    Went to a proper sports shoe store and got the whole technology thing going where they filmed me on the treadmill and fitted shoes accordingly. Came up with the Brooks (apparently the most popular running shoe in the country at the moment). I spose each person is gonna need different shoes depending on their running style.
    Shoe stores will at least point you in the right direction though you end up paying more for them than you would if you were buying them from somewhere like rebel sport



  • I'm using Asics ones at the moment, and they're bloody brilliant. I'd be a bit heavier than you, but similar height, so they may be worth looking at. If I get the chance, I'll post the individual make later.



  • [quote name='aucklandwarlord']
    Went to a proper sports shoe store and got the whole technology thing going where they filmed me on the treadmill and fitted shoes accordingly.
    [/quote]

    That's the way to do it. The Athlete's Foot have a pressure pad where they analyse your footprint and determine roll, weight, pressure points etc. Works quite nicely.

    Beware the expensive shoe - studies back a few years now showed that for foot support, your standard Dunlop KT-26 was as easily as good as the Nike/Adidas/Reebok pairs thrice the price!



  • Asics - but I've got very broad feet, and they seem to fit best. Bushfire feet, some unkind relative once called them...



  • Same here, size twelves and as broad as they go. Asics are just comfortable as. Also, great bounce out of them while running.



  • I had a pair of New Balance that were great for running through the woods in, the sole was quite stiff across the arches and they had plenty of chunky grip, nowadays I just don't haul my corpulent posterior all the way (5mins at a stroll) out to the park to actually do any running :shifty:



  • [quote name='Thomond78']
    Same here, size twelves and as broad as they go. Asics are just comfortable as. Also, great bounce out of them while running.
    [/quote]Can I second (third) asics shoes.  After years of rugby induce ankle damage they are the only shoe that have kept me running pain free.

    Get yourself filmed on a treadmill by a speciallist running store (in my experience the Athlete's foot pressure pad is not fantastic as you aren't actually running on it, depending on how much space is in the store) see what they recommend and then buy online if the price in store scares you too much.

    If you have foot, ankle, leg issues Asics make a fantastic (though pretty expensive) boot as well the Gel Lethal.



  • [quote name='749']
    [quote name='Thomond78']
    Same here, size twelves and as broad as they go. Asics are just comfortable as. Also, great bounce out of them while running.
    [/quote]Can I second (third) asics shoes.  After years of rugby induce ankle damage they are the only shoe that have kept me running pain free.

    Get yourself filmed on a treadmill by a speciallist running store (in my experience the Athlete's foot pressure pad is not fantastic as you aren't actually running on it, depending on how much space is in the store) see what they recommend and then buy online if the price in store scares you too much.

    If you have foot, ankle, leg issues Asics make a fantastic (though pretty expensive) boot as well the Gel Lethal.
    [/quote]

    I went to the shoe clinic and found that the pressure pad was shit too. I got ill fitted shoes which worked for about the first month and then proceeded to fuck my legs up worse than before. Went to  Smiths sports shoes and got filmed on the treadmill. They were real thorough and give a 30 day guarantee if you dont like the shoes once youve been out running.



  • [quote name='NTA']
    Beware the expensive shoe - studies back a few years now showed that for foot support, your standard [b]Dunlop KT-26[/b] was as easily as good as the Nike/Adidas/Reebok pairs thrice the price!
    [/quote]

    the old KT-26's...... takes me back many years!

    Were a good shoe, and they looked tough. Back in those days though, I tried to avoid wearing shoes at all if I could manage it.

    These days, I have a pair of New Balance shoes. Dunno the exact model, but they have served me pretty well for about 4 years of running, tennis, rock fishing, mangrove walking etc etc.. I will need some newies again soon though, as they have copped a pounding.



  • Asics are great, as are New Balance, I have a pair of NB cross trainers that I have killed!!

    Now have Adidas Runners, meh...



  • I was reading an article in alpha (some aussie sports mag, good read though) that reckons  if youre running every day its ideal to two or three pairs of shoes that you rotate. Apparently after youve been for a run you need leave the shoes for 24-48 hours to decompress back to normal before you run in them again. They were talking about an Aussie runner, someone Mottram from memory that went through 44 pairs of running shoes last year. Very nice if youre sponsored i spose.



  • [quote name='aucklandwarlord']
    They were talking about an Aussie runner, someone Mottram from memory that went through 44 pairs of running shoes last year. Very nice if youre sponsored i spose.
    [/quote]

    Easy for him to get sponsorship too - he's a white guy who regularly beats Kenyans over distance! :nta



  • Cheers for the tips fellas, look like I may have to bite the bullet and actually buy a decent pair instead of the avias I bought from the two years ago.I run 4 to 5 times a week so this,

    [quote] was reading an article in alpha (some aussie sports mag, good read though) that reckons  if youre running every day its ideal to two or three pairs of shoes that you rotate. Apparently after youve been for a run you need leave the shoes for 24-48 hours to decompress back to normal before you run in them again. They were talking about an Aussie runner, someone Mottram from memory that went through 44 pairs of running shoes last year. Very nice if youre sponsored i spose.[/quote]

    was interesting.Any I dea how far you have to run before it becaomes an issue?Acoording to the link that Paekakboys posted I do 6 km each sessionTelecom upgraded my phone a couple of months ago and it had an mp3 player in it.Made running a whole lot more enjoyable , one of these days by Pink Floyd is the best running song so far.



  • Mottram is a 5000m specialist jegga - he does it in 12:55.76 :nta Not bad going.... He does other distances too:

    [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Mottram"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Mottram[/url]

    6km? I reckon if you're running every day you could get away with one good pair of shoes. If you were pounding out 10km a day then I reckon you'd probably think about a second pair.



  • [quote]Mottram is a 5000m specialist jegga - he does it in 12:55.76 [/quote]

    Nick thats awesome,I do it in about 25 minutes.



  • Asics are excellent but my favourite runners are Mizuno. I've found these two to be the best (and most expensive  ) for me over the past few years. In terms of life span, a podiatrist told me to rotate two pairs and throw them out after three months. I run 5x per week, 9-10km each time on concrete, and am 85kg. Shoes still look good after this time, but you are thrashing the same parts everytime you run.Â



  • ditto stagger lee - Asics and Mizuno for me too - fat foot syndrome needs wide fitting shoes, and those buggers do the business.



  • have run marathons in both Asics and Brooks, and have to say I defo lean towards the asics. seem to have a better cushioning in them..

    best thing to do is find out what type you need (over pronate, neutral etc etc) then wait till a long weekend and go into rebel sport and get a pair 25% off. You can't beat it...

    I use the asics 2110 - which has been replaced now with the 2120 - which is about 20% lighter and i reckon that's a bloody good shoe.

    don't buy asics kayanos - just for posers who don't run.  Asics just chuck everything into that shoe and at the end of the year whatever people thought was good they put into their 'proper' shoes..

    I replace mine every 400 k's, tho some people say every 800k's. depends a lot on your weight of course.  the 'decompression' thing is true - but you're not doing loads of time on them so shouldn't be an issue.



  • I saw something on TV abnout the making of running shoes - might have been asics, can't remember.  Anyway, the padding stuff for your heal - they cut a foot square piece of it, and then dropped an egg onto it from two stories up, and it didn't break - all the impact going out sideways as opposed to straight down - it was wicked!


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