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Old January 5th, 2014, 11:28 PM   #21
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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.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:17 AM   #22
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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.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:58 AM   #23
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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.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 09:35 AM   #24
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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.

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Old January 11th, 2014, 05:48 PM   #25
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Old January 11th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #26
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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.
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