Athletic shoes - Page 2 - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life. is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 5th, 2014, 11:28 PM   #21
Senior Member
kp99xj's Avatar
Join Date: 02-20-09
Location: Smyrna, Ga
Posts: 380
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Originally Posted by Sandals View Post
To a point yes. But is a particular brand has a good following i'll trend towards that.

Most employee's in shoe stores around here are 18-24 idiots who need a foot up their ass.
I'm not taking their opinion.
While an 18-24 yr old may be an idiot in most cases, I have found the guys to in athletic shoe stores to passionate about what they do an quite knowledgable as compared to their McDonalds working counterpart.

I would not totally discount their information. They may know more than a bunch of old fat rednecks on a 4x4 site.
kp99xj is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old January 11th, 2014, 08:17 AM   #22
Senior Member
Join Date: 12-02-07
Location: Memphis, MI
Posts: 130
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)

I know more than I care to know about shoes. Asics makes their shoes with a specific foot type in mind. They take into consideration arch height, instep height, pronation, supination, etc. your best bet is to visit a running shoe store and have them analyze your feet before you invest in a pair of running shoes.

I have high arches and have had to wear inserts in my shoes since 5th grade, and I don't need them when I wear my asics.

Athletic shoes are designed to last for roughly 500 miles of walking/running for a person with average weight and height.
rosie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2014, 08:58 AM   #23
Senior Member
Join Date: 08-29-06
Location: ann arbor area
Posts: 360
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Go to a running shoe store where the employees are enthusiasts, they will have the most knowledge on what might work best for you. Also the stores that have the pressure monitors that you stand on to analyze your feet will help them recommend a shoe for you. I know you are in Illinois but Runningfit in Ann Arbor has one of those machines and they helped me with some brands that I normally wouldn't consider, that have worked out well.
no1mover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2014, 09:35 AM   #24
German cars are hot
kerryann's Avatar
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: West Bloomfield
Posts: 11,450
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)

I am sorry, I didn't read the whole thing. I would go to a running store and they usually have people there who can help you fit your needs for arch, size, and balance. I am sure there are other things too. I got orthodics from my podiatrist that I use when I run or do any long walks.

I forgot to add that I like Under Armour because they have great stability shoes for people like me with shortened achilles tendons. :P The custom orthodic really means I can pretty much wear any shoe though. It was like 300 for the orthodics but I am sure they have paid for themselves over and over again by not having to buy more customized shoes and also not having to buy crappy inserts.

Last edited by kerryann; January 11th, 2014 at 09:38 AM.
kerryann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2014, 05:48 PM   #25
Where's your loyalty lie?
alboy79's Avatar
Join Date: 02-09-06
Location: Comstock Park, Michigan or 49321 for shipping
Posts: 12,404
iTrader: (34)
Mentioned: 44 Post(s)

I wear Jordans.
alboy79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #26
Senior Member
gmotox's Avatar
Join Date: 06-08-08
Location: Waterford/Michigan 48327
Posts: 2,584
iTrader: (99)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

I recently purchased the Fila Workshift shoe. Extremely comfortable and great for being on your feet all day. I will be buying them again. They are a work/walking shoe.
gmotox is offline   Reply With Quote
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:53 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.19076 seconds with 40 queries