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Victoria Grinde
over 1 year ago • Denver

Running shoes ... Talk to me!

Currently I have two pairs of Adidas, one for inside on the treadmill and one pair for outside. But I have noticed that my shin splints are getting bad lately. I am looking to update/replace what I have now for some shoes that are more comfortable for both indoor and outside.
10 replies
over 1 year ago
I recently became obsessed with Brooks Running Shoes. But I also invested in Dr. Scholz Running Shoe inserts! Between the two I am very satisfied when I am running. I prefer this combination for the treadmill or trail running.

I also have a pair of Nike Zoom Pegasus. They're super comfortable and offer great support without inserts.
over 1 year ago
I ran in New Balance Minimus for several years. They trained me to land differently on my feet to avoid pain. It worked. Now I run in cushy New Balance Fresh Foam, pain free. The right shoes can make the difference. Good luck.
over 1 year ago
I've really liked my On Clouds. I should mention that I've never had an issue that I needed to be dealt with by way of my shoes (like shin splints or frequent injuries). My biggest gripe was that I kept finding shoes that were comfortable but UGLY. You know the thing where athletic brands make women's items in pink and purple because all women LOVE pink and purple!... drives me crazy! I've liked that my On Cloud shoes have served me well on pavement (my primary running surface) and trails... and the grocery store. Neutral colors, low profiles, without sacrificing performance! I'm not a serious runner, but they're worth trying out if you're not familiar!
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over 1 year ago
I bounce back and forth between On Cloud and Brooks. I use On Clouds at the gym and Brooks for my outdoor runs. Love them both and worth the money!
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over 1 year ago
I'm a recent convert to Hoka (+ see this conversation for more recs): freshchalk.com/a/question-f...
over 1 year ago
On Cloud is a great option. Also, Brooks!
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over 1 year ago
I used to run in Brooks, but then switched to the New Balance 1080s and haven't looked back. With a set of arch supporting insoles they greatly helped my pronation and my knees and heels suddenly felt much better.

Road Runner Sports in Greenlake used to have a "try before you buy". Don't know if they still have it, but might be worth checking out.
over 1 year ago
I recommend going to your locally owned running shoe store so they can check out your actual size, running foot strike and your toe box. All these running shoes come in different designs that look great on display but aren’t made for everyone. When running, foot pain and discomfort becomes asshole #1. Each brand caters to specific needs. I use Altra Torins. They have an open toe box and zero heel. I used to run in Nike’s but now I don’t know how I did because for me, their narrow toe design and lifted heel looks smokin hot, but squishes my toes together on long runs. I ain’t got time for that.
over 1 year ago
Another vote for Brooks - every pair I've bought has been great. My experience is they run about half a size big. But, they have a very easy return process if you need to swap.
over 1 year ago
I puchased a pair of the Mizuno Wave Inspires last year and they've been working well for workouts indoors and running outdoors. I used to get shin splints with my old Nike's- they haven't returned with my Mizunos.
over 1 year ago

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