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Favorite Running Shoe Other than New Balance 991?

Looking for some ideas on new running shoes. I have been running on New Balance 991s for 10 years or so and am looking for a change. Nikes shoes look like pure fashion, and Reebok is selling custom colors. Is New Balance the only serious shoe company out there?

Mon. Jan 1, 1:26pm

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hey, if I can get the shoes that work for me in some color other than ghostly white, I will.

However, the shoe that will work for you depends on the shape of your foot, your weight, the kind of running you do, and most of all how much stretch you have in the ligaments that hold your foot together. (your foot will pronate and supinate more if they are stretchy.) It is really worth going to a running specialty store once to get assessed and properly fitted! Yes, those shoes will be expensive but then you'll know and can get them at sales later.

Also, the Runner's World magazine site has numerous shoe reviews, evaluating all different kinds of running shoes on flexibility, responsiveness, cushioning, etc. There are many, many brands of good shoes, but each shoe is good for some people and not for others!

Monday, January 01, 2007, 1:31 PM

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saucony grid hurricane is a comparable, for wider feet. It's a high end shoe, available in gray.

Monday, January 01, 2007, 1:38 PM

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I have been wearing the Nike Air Pegsus for 20 years. It is a great, basic shoe. Just because they look cute doesn't mean they aren't serious shoes!

Monday, January 01, 2007, 2:40 PM

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Shoes are a pretty individual thing- I personally run in Brooks- which for me is a "serious" running shoe- but it is different for everyone! I would recommend going to a running store and trying out a wide variety of shoes.

Monday, January 01, 2007, 2:44 PM

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I really like Asics. I think they are great shoes. If the shoe you have been working out in has been working why change?

Monday, January 01, 2007, 2:49 PM

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I like Asics as well. I have a neutral foot so I wear the Nimbus. It's a really comfy shoe. :)

Monday, January 01, 2007, 3:04 PM

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I know I am in the minority but I love Nike. I have done two half marathons in Nike Air Structure.

Monday, January 01, 2007, 3:39 PM

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This is exactly the kind of feedback and input I was looking for, keep it coming!!

Monday, January 01, 2007, 3:41 PM

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I have done one full and two half marathons in the Nike Air Pegasus - as well as countless shorter races.

Monday, January 01, 2007, 4:15 PM

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i like nike 360 lol there pretty comfortable :)

Monday, January 01, 2007, 4:19 PM

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