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    To the runners.

    Man, ok so I started jogging last week because both my bikes are in disrepair. I ran two days and started getting burning pain on the inside of the shin bone on both legs. Bdg told me I probably have splint shins. I read some web md sites and realized that's probably what I have. My shoes I was running in were really worn down and I wasn't properly stretching. I also have mild arches in my feet. They aren't really arched, and definitely aren't flat. I don't know how to go about getting a quality pair of running shoes. I need something that won't hurt my feet, and support my ankles. Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Running on broken down shoes is a sure way to injury. I'd recommend trying to find a shoe store that caters to runners and has a sales staff that runs. Not Foot Locker. You will pay more than at FL, but you're paying for knowledge and service.

    Also, proper stretching helps prevent shin splints, particularly stretching the calf muscles. Face a wall, lean forward, and concentrate on one calf at a time. Nice and easy, hold it for a bit, and do the other one.

    And what kind of surfaces are you running on? Stay off concrete if possible. It's very tough on the joints. Asphalt is better. Packed gravel and grass are better still.

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    As I said before, start off small. If it hurts a lot, run less. If that means one mile twice a week, it sucks but thats how you should do it. Given time, you can get over shin splints. It took me over a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    Running on broken down shoes is a sure way to injury. I'd recommend trying to find a shoe store that caters to runners and has a sales staff that runs. Not Foot Locker. You will pay more than at FL, but you're paying for knowledge and service.

    Also, proper stretching helps prevent shin splints, particularly stretching the calf muscles. Face a wall, lean forward, and concentrate on one calf at a time. Nice and easy, hold it for a bit, and do the other one.

    And what kind of surfaces are you running on? Stay off concrete if possible. It's very tough on the joints. Asphalt is better. Packed gravel and grass are better still.
    The problem is, I've never seen an actual running shoe store. I run on the levee by the beach. I don't know if that is asphalt or concrete. I've been icing the muscle, and stretching it. It feels alot better. I've gone the route of buying a 110$ pair of asics, they hurt and didn't fit well. I was hoping to get something decent for under 40$. Just not sure where to go.

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    Decent and under 40 dollars is easy. I use 30 dollar old fashion Saucony's. I prefer them over every other running shoe I've had. They are available from several sources, my usuall one being www.eastbay.com
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    Is it a bad thing to blindly order a pair of saucony's off an internet site? I mean, trying things on its hard to tell if its going to feel good on my feet. Usually I have to jog for 5-10 minutes before I can tell if the shoes are going to suck or not.

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    I can only give you my personal assurances that my brother, my dad, and I all I like them a lot, and that they last a really long time in my experience. Beyond that, you're on your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    Man, ok so I started jogging last week because both my bikes are in disrepair. I ran two days and started getting burning pain on the inside of the shin bone on both legs. Bdg told me I probably have splint shins. I read some web md sites and realized that's probably what I have. My shoes I was running in were really worn down and I wasn't properly stretching. I also have mild arches in my feet. They aren't really arched, and definitely aren't flat. I don't know how to go about getting a quality pair of running shoes. I need something that won't hurt my feet, and support my ankles. Any suggestions appreciated.
    You need New Balance running shoes.
    <edit> Saucony would be a good choice too.
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    You may be able to find something decent for $40. Shoes are like bike saddles: the most important thing is fit, not price. Which I'm guessing you discovered.

    Where are you? There must be a decent shoe store somewhere you could go.
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    I'm wearing new balance trail running shows at the moment. I'm in south san francisco. I could go to ross or marshalls and look at the marked down shoes that are last years models.

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    I have no affliliation with Fleet Feet. I'm just a very long-time, very satisfied customer. They have a store in the City. I would recommend checking them out. http://www.fleetfeetsanfrancisco.com/ You could do a lot worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    Man, ok so I started jogging last week because both my bikes are in disrepair. I ran two days and started getting burning pain on the inside of the shin bone on both legs. Bdg told me I probably have splint shins. I read some web md sites and realized that's probably what I have. My shoes I was running in were really worn down and I wasn't properly stretching. I also have mild arches in my feet. They aren't really arched, and definitely aren't flat. I don't know how to go about getting a quality pair of running shoes. I need something that won't hurt my feet, and support my ankles. Any suggestions appreciated.
    here I go again..hehe
    first dont let anyone tell you, Nike is the best!, or this and that as it may work well for them but you do not have thier body, The best thing to do is go to a specialised store for runners who will look at your feet and take the time to see how you walk and sometimes even run and will give you the shoe that is for you and you only, if you need some sort of padding in your shoe they will also tell you, it is a free service and yes, the shoe wont be cheap, but run in cheap shoes and you'll get more then shin splints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    here I go again..hehe
    first dont let anyone tell you, Nike is the best!, or this and that as it may work well for them but you do not have thier body, The best thing to do is go to a specialised store for runners who will look at your feet and take the time to see how you walk and sometimes even run and will give you the shoe that is for you and you only, if you need some sort of padding in your shoe they will also tell you, it is a free service and yes, the shoe wont be cheap, but run in cheap shoes and you'll get more then shin splints.
    I would trust the opinion of someone who has run the Boston Marathon. ^^^
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    Nike, addidas, Akia men and new balance. All very good running shoes and can be affordable.

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    I must dissagree with Mr Gear Jammer about Nike's. Every pair I ever had wore out briskly. Besides, I'd rather not support chinese slave labor.

    Addidas and New Balance however I do like.
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    Nike is a bad shoe for running, my fault on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gear Jammer
    Nike is a bad shoe for running, my fault on that one.
    They last better than Reebok.
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    nike is the best shoe for me, I have narrow feet and it must not be that bad since I have ran all marathons in them.
    No brand you swaer by will be the best for others, it's what fits your foot that works and since you dont have my dandy feet and im pretty sure that includes you dont have pink painted toe nails, then I wont pretend I know what's best for you

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    Never ran a marathon yet, but i did run 16.6 miles last year in Akia mens running shoe. I have ran loads of miles on em and i have had the same pair of shoes for over 2 years and they still feel fine to me .

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    glad to hear your brand of shoes works for you and my brand works for me.
    my point exactly... because it's good for you doesnt mean other brand dont work for me.

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    You bike ride and run as well?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    They last better than Reebok.
    The old US made Reebok's were as good of a shoe as I've owned. I couldn't tell you about the new crap they make over seas, I'll never buy any of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gear Jammer
    You bike ride and run as well?.
    yes... dont tell me you're one of those who couldnt read the "duathlon" in my avatar ID and thought it said "do a thong!"
    Last edited by blonduathlongrl; 09-08-06 at 07:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    The problem is, I've never seen an actual running shoe store. I run on the levee by the beach. I don't know if that is asphalt or concrete. I've been icing the muscle, and stretching it. It feels alot better. I've gone the route of buying a 110$ pair of asics, they hurt and didn't fit well. I was hoping to get something decent for under 40$. Just not sure where to go.
    i run in asics. and i thought they where good shoes. but i guess everyones foot is diffirent.

    new balence is good
    stay away from nike they are heavy
    soucony isnt bad.

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    What the hell, i actually just noticed when i posted that message. I looked at your name and said oh **** .

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