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Running Shoes

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:10 pm
by Bounce
What do you wear and what do you recommend?
:D

Re: Running Shoes

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:04 am
by vCLaW
I recommend going to a good running shop, and getting your feet analysed / fitted properly. It also depends on what sort of running you will be doing, ie on or off road.

FWIW, I'm currently using some New Balance shoes for road, and Inov8s for trail/hill etc. I'm happy enough with these, they fit me, and do the job.

In terms of veganness, just about all proper running shoes are non-leather. Though some brands might use non vegan glues. I see Vegan Runners UK are now recommending Asics as definitely being all synthetic and using vegan glue: http://www.runners.vegangroup.co.uk/art ... otwear_436

Re: Running Shoes

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:27 am
by skoptic
Yeah - I've always been an Asics man for road & race (they usually do quite 'cushioned' shoes) ... something like the Cumulus for knocking out long miles (I'm neutral) or the DS racer for short stuff - although I'm loving my new Saucony Fastwitch, light as a feather. I was pretty happy when we got that confirmation recently that Asics are entirely vegan - happy days!

It is good to go get fitted if you've never been - although to qualify that, I only got fitted once, years ago, found out I was neutral, and have done my own thing ever since with that info.

Re: Running Shoes

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:16 am
by xrodolfox
[quote="vCLaW"]I recommend going to a good running shop, and getting your feet analysed / fitted properly. It also depends on what sort of running you will be doing, ie on or off road.

Re: Running Shoes

PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:35 am
by MikayP
i havent tried many, but have had decent luck with new balance running shoes. durable for trails and decent for racing

Re: Running Shoes

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:30 am
by Marcel
I am also currently using New Balance for trails. I bought a pair of Nike's a while back--same size and everything--yet the NB's fit much, much better. So, the Nike's are dusty from lack of use and the NB's are dusty from the trail.

Re: Running Shoes

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:14 am
by soniczip
i've been using nb for the past 3 years. i also had asics and mizuno, but they never fit as well as nb. i tried nikes only in shops: awful!

but it's personal, and the best advice is this:

[quote="vCLaW"]I recommend going to a good running shop, and getting your feet analysed / fitted properly

Re: Running Shoes

PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:24 am
by ha
Scott Jurek (worlds greatest every ultra marathoner & vegan) set a 24hr record recently wearing Brooks Green Silence. They are a shoe made of eco products and recycled materials. Ive got a pair and rate em highly.

I train in Nike Pegasus/Voomero's and when they wear out, I send em back for recycling to Nike. Nike recycle more shoes than any other company.