Help me choose

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Registered: 03-27-2006
Help me choose
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Tue, 01-06-2009 - 7:09am
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 7:20am
What I would do is go to one of those upscale shops where they really examine your foot, your gait, etc. They will "prescribe" a shoe for you based on your needs. Buy your shoe there and then when you need to replace it (unless you're dissatisfied for some reason), go to Zappos.com to get it way cheaper.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 7:35am
If you don't do lateral motions, like doing step, hi/lo, cross trainers, running shoes will do.





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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 7:36am
Have you found stores like that, other than running stores? I love running stores but can't find a place that sells other shoes.










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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 7:48am
Nope, the one I went to is a running store. (And we all know I don't run. :P)
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 8:04am
I talked to people at a running store about carrying different types of shoes because it's such a great service. They said there are far too many shoes out there to carry the different ones. It makes sense, and you don't want to overgeneralize.










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Registered: 03-27-2006
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 8:39am

I totally agree with you on

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 8:45am

Oh, the cute shoe trap. :( I used to be that girl. Sometimes I miss being that girl. More than once, I have seriously considered painting my shoes just to jazz them up a little. "Responsible" shoes are so boring.

If your budget is $100, go to the running store, get fitted, say you have to think about it, and then come home and buy the ones you found on Zappos.

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Registered: 07-09-2008
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 9:08am

I'm "with you" on the cute shoe trap...case in point, the running shoe that fit the best was a men's New Balance extra wide shoe.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 12:08pm
I did a shoe night at a running store for personal trainers. They talked about how a lot of the shoes that look like workout shoes aren't. You should easily be able to spend under $100 for a pair of crosstrainers.





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Registered: 09-02-2004
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 12:19pm

I have a lot of clients come in with shoes from Payless that are garbage and they get annoyed with me when I suggest that they buy "proper" shoes.

Even the client who I've trained for 2 years, balked at going to a running store to get fitted even though we were going for 5-7k runs every week. She just bought the same shoe I wear! GAH!





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