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Old January 5th, 2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Need an athletic shoe, general purpose (Elliptical, weights, biking) With a high arch.

Want something that will not rip apart in a few months.

Don't like New Balance, my north face are ok, but not great.
Any recommendations with a high arch?
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I am not sure how high the arches are but i have had good luck with Asics, Saucony, and I just got a new pair of Brooks.

If you really need a lot of arch support I would consider inserts.
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gonna have to get some inserts. I need good support and have tried everything but custom shoes. (above my pay grade).

my last pair was saucony and those were pretty good. I currently have a nice set of nike's that I am happy with, but its about time for a new pair. I run a bit and the tread is almost bald and making running in snow/slush difficult
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I will definitely use inserts. But i've found if the shoes don't have decent arch support to start with, once i put inserts in they tend to raise my foot to far into the top of the shoe.

The north face even taking the regular insole out and putting new ones in, they are to tight on the top put too wide overall = not comfortable and blisters on arch.
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Try your local running store. Different shoes are made for different foot and body types. Your feet, legs and back won't regret it.
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I love my asics I've been wearing asics for years and they are very supportive all around shoe
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I have a pair of sauconys and they seem to have a higher arch then any of the other athletic shoes I've had. They're about 4 years old and are still in great shape, granted I really only use them for athletic purposes
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Old January 5th, 2014, 07:09 PM   #8
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I will definitely use inserts. But i've found if the shoes don't have decent arch support to start with, once i put inserts in they tend to raise my foot to far into the top of the shoe.

The north face even taking the regular insole out and putting new ones in, they are to tight on the top put too wide overall = not comfortable and blisters on arch.

Someone is making your Inserts wrong. When you say arch do you mean instep height?
I am having a hard time figuring out what you mean when you said without a high arch to start with then inserts push your foot to high.

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I like my reebok reelflex. Not sure how high the arches are or how they would be outside. I use them at the gym and have been real happy with them. They have good coushining and helped get rid of the shinsplints I gave myself with my cheap Nikes and poor running mechanics. If you are having bad luck with big box brands though, I would say jthomp gave some good advice.
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Old January 5th, 2014, 09:13 PM   #11
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Shoes are only designed to last 3-6 months if you use them often. After that, the materials are broken down and are not doing their job to properly protect you.

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I've been using Reebok Zigs for a couple years now. very comfortable when running or pushing weights at the gym.

not sure if they are still made or if there is a newer version now.
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I am not sure how high the arches are but i have had good luck with Asics, Saucony, and I just got a new pair of Brooks.

If you really need a lot of arch support I would consider inserts.
x2 on the Brooks, just bought my second pair very comfortable.
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All this advice from everybody is pretty much pointless. Different shape feet, different strides, different foot placement, different activities means a shoe that works well for one person may be terrible for another. Go to a good shoe store, have them measure your feet, try on several recommended shoes and fine one that feels good for you.

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I've been using Reebok Zigs for a couple years now. very comfortable when running or pushing weights at the gym.

not sure if they are still made or if there is a newer version now.
x2, yes...they now have many different models of the zigs. I bought mine as some sort of closeout priced pair, and am quite pleased with mine. Mine don't seem to last the longest, but I wear them all the time.
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I like my Nike Free, you can get those in cross trainers or strictly just a running shoe.
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All this advice from everybody is pretty much pointless.


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.
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