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Postby scenthound » Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:13 pm

Regardless of the source you use, it is research through books and on-line that really helped me to realize I benefitted in going higher. After reading the recommendation that running shoes should be a half to a whole size higher than your shoe size I went for nines instead of 8 1/2 and have not regretted it. I look for a snug heel and all the toe room I can get. You do want the arch area to line up too.
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Postby Marathon girl » Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:01 pm

Hi there, I run in Asics shoes but I used to run in Saucony. Then they changed the design of the shoe slightly and it played havoc with my achilles so I changed. I think it may be difficult to recommend a particular shoe, I reckon the best thing to do is to go to the shop with an open mind and see what it is most comfortable on your foot, taking into consideration your running style - which may be completely different from someone else's. I know mine is a site to behold, the best description is somewhere between desperate and awful! Good luck
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Postby Elina » Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:32 pm


it's true that different people like different shoes.. but i really want to recommend new balance - like few people already have done. with my old shoes i broke my foot twice, but with new balance i have been running for long time without any problems. my shoes are "designed for women", and made in uk. i paid for those about 100 euros in finland.

the shoes are leather-free. but, to be honest, i'm not sure if glues are vegan.
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Postby genevieve » Fri May 20, 2005 11:42 pm

I have been running in plain old womens Adidas, they are a little hard on my heels and knees but I wasn't complaining. Until recently I entered a NewVI conest for a pair of Asics gel Kayanos and won. Wow, what a difference in support. I hope they last a good while tho as they retail at $219.99 and I cant afford to actually buy a pair when they do go.

By the way Peninsula runners in Victoria is a kick a$$ store as they really work with you and make sure you are happy with the runners you get.
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Postby runner » Sat May 21, 2005 7:14 am

Most running specialist stores do not use tradmills anymore because people seem to run diferntly. Here in amsterdam all running specialst stores allow people to run a bit on the street. One big store in the netherlands made a big indoor track with camera's...

I would not recoment to just buy shoes that look good ore something like that I check +/- 10 pairs than i ask if the one i like is vegan and buy that one.
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