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    Running shoes

    Hey,

    I am in need of new road running shoes (3-6 mile racing normally) and am a neophyte in this area. Any recommendations? I am looking at Asics GT 2120, for $70, or New Balance 1000 for $40. Any reviews on those shoes or rands would be appreciated, or just advice on what the best stuff is. My price range is basically between $40 and $70, but closer to 40 would be nice.

    Thanks!

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    I have the women's Asics GT 2120s and I think they are made entirely of awesome and win Best running shoes I've ever had, my knees used to always bother me when I ran but not with those shoes.

    If you're okay with spending the extra money I'd say do it, but I'm hardly a running expert. I jog from time to time but hardly make a habit of it now that I bike.

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    My last 4 pairs of shoes have been Asics Gel Cumulus'. Asics makes awesome shoes, I'm definitely gonna get another pair soon.

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    At that price, I'd try classic Saucony's. 30 bucks and you get some damn nice running shoes. I used mine for about 4,000 miles, but they were hand me downs. My brother used them for 3,000 miles first. Don't let that fool you about the "high end" Saucony's, those are about as long lasting as Nike's.
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    nike free's are nice

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    Just about all name brand running shoes now are good. What you need to do is find specific shoes for your running style - weight, body type, foot plant (neutral, pronator or suppinator), speed, planned distance, etc. Here's a good place to find out more: www.roadrunnersports.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by fifao
    Hey,

    I am in need of new road running shoes (3-6 mile racing normally) and am a neophyte in this area. Any recommendations?
    My recommendation is to sit down and take deep breaths until this sick, twisted, self-destructive urge to run goes away. If it comes back, see a psychiatrist. Trust me. You knees and ankles will thank you for it.
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    Oh...my... I think I just found my next shoe...

    http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/ASC1224/

    Asics GT 2120's in Black...that looks so badass! msrp is $95, but I'm sure it can be found for cheaper somewhere on the interwebs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven
    Just about all name brand running shoes now are good. What you need to do is find specific shoes for your running style - weight, body type, foot plant (neutral, pronator or suppinator), speed, planned distance, etc. Here's a good place to find out more: www.roadrunnersports.com
    Yep...my current running shoes I bought from a shoe store that specializes in running. They watched me walk around the store to see what type of foot plant I had and then brought out several shoes for me to try. Each shoe I tried and they again watched me walk. Upon walking around they eliminated some pairs. The point is, I doubt I would have found a shoe that fit my style without the help of knoledgeable staff. In the end I only spent just over $80 for shoes. It's basically the equivalent to a good bike fit. I ended up getting Nike Air Pegasus shoes.
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    Runnersworld.com has an excellent section on running shoes. It describes under and overpronation and has a way to figure out which style of shoe you need. They then have a database that will spit out the exact models of shoes that suit your running style and foot architecture. The shoe that works for me is not necessarily the shoe that will work for you. Just going by reviews is worthless.
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    Ditto others....you need to determine whether you need motion control or regular shoes first. Then you can find a good shoe. Your knees will thank you later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fifao
    Hey,

    I am in need of new road running shoes (3-6 mile racing normally) and am a neophyte in this area. Any recommendations? I am looking at Asics GT 2120, for $70, or New Balance 1000 for $40. Any reviews on those shoes or rands would be appreciated, or just advice on what the best stuff is. My price range is basically between $40 and $70, but closer to 40 would be nice.

    Thanks!

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