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Postby runner » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:36 pm

what kind off shoes do you have and when do you use them?

at the moment i use 3 pairs:
for track/ races (light brooks) need to buy new pair off this before fall the support goes down
spikes track and track races (asics)
more support outdoor training (nike)
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Postby ultra_whippet » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:36 pm

New Balance 753 (long runs)
New balance 870 (off-road)
New balance 832 (speedwork/racing) Need to replace these soon, not sure what with....
Saucony Fastwitch (10Ks only! Very light but I'm not really fast enough to wear these for anything else....)
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Postby ida » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:43 pm

ice bug multi run (long runs during wintertime)
asics (long runs other times of the year) need to buy new ones soon as these are litterally falling apart. thinking of a new pair of asics, but havn't decided yet
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Postby Tarz » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:13 pm

Asics Gel Kayano XI at the moment. I won them in a competition - they sell for £110 but I don't actually like them that much.

Before that I had two pairs of Nike Air Structure Triax which I really liked.

Before that Mizuno Wave Legend, Mizuno Wave Foundation ( top shoe ).

I've had a few pairs of Saucony over the years which I can't remember the names of apart from the Grid Omni ( another good shoe ) but they have all been good.

I also won a pair of New Balance years ago which I didn't like. I also had a pair of Etonic which I never liked.

Used to love Adidas - don't like their style nowadays. Unfortunately I like my shoes to look good as well as for their functionality.
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Postby stateofflux » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:22 pm

Just a pair of New Balance 765- good for overpronators like me. Great for running but useless for the other high-impact aerobics I do.

I'm still looking out for a pair of Ryka Rhythm aerobic trainers. My only other non-leather option is Nike and I don't want even entertain the idea.
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Postby runner » Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:07 pm

the quality off the Saucony pair i had was the lowest ever the upper part started to get holes in it really fast..

my asics numbics were pretty heavy.. but ok

my adidas were stolen when they broke into my home 6 years ago.. the only thing they toke (one pair off shoes)..

i don't have a favorite brand.. i try 7 pairs run on the street and come back to the store.. in the specialist stores they let you run with them.. than i check if they are vegan and get them

never had new balance but they are not sold in most stores..

don't want to order running shoes.. for other shoes i don't care buy them at vegetarian shoes ore simulair.. but running shoes have to fit .. i have strange feet.. many shoes don't fit.. :?
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Postby ida » Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:16 am

[quote="Rochelle"]
I'm still looking out for a pair of Ryka Rhythm aerobic trainers. My only other non-leather option is Nike and I don't want even entertain the idea.


is it hard to find non-leather aerobic trainers in the UK? I thought that would be really easy since the UK seems to be really vegan-friendly (all the sausages, soymilk, cheese, etc. :D) I am not looking for new aerobic trainers this year, but everytime when I have decided to go for news ones there has not (yet) been a single problem to find serveral non-leather and non-Nike alternatives in most stores in Sweden. I am more than happy to investigate the aerobic trainers market and ship over a pair to you if you're interested :)
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Postby stateofflux » Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:55 am

Ida, that would be fantastic. I have only 2 wishes- 1. they have good front support and are designed specifically for high-impact activity 2. black. I can compromise on the black though :wink: Let me know if you find anything, it'd be very much appreciated.
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Postby ida » Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:04 am

rochelle,

I will bring out my magnifying glass, hat, cloak, tobacco pipe (without tobacco) and go out on a searching expedition... I'll let you know if there are any black ones out on the market this year (my guess is yes!, but I can't guarantee it)
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Postby budo*85 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:44 am

love my asics gel 1100, use them for long and short runs. for £65 there not even too steep :D
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Postby runner » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:05 am

budo,

how long do you run? do you do competition as well?
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Postby andyO » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:31 pm

I've been using New Balance 751 - quite chuffed with them they fit my feet well and I think NB are a nicer company than nike.

Took ages to find shoes that my feet well, as they are quite narrow.

Brooks Hyperion for racing/track stuff.
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Postby andyO » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:32 pm

Incidentally, does anyone have a list of companies that make vegan running trainers?
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Postby Tarz » Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:09 am

New Balance are the best company for vegan running shoes. Some of their shoes are suitable for vegans. They advise on this and their website lists which shoes are vegan.

Just got a pair of Mizuno Wave Exodus through the post this morning, so looking forward to running a few miles in them tonight. Should of been £60, got 'em for £30. I very, very rarely pay full price for running shoes. Most of the big mail-order suppliers - Sportshoes Unlimited, Bourne Sports, Sweatshop etc - seem to permanently have some kind of sale on. I recommend checking their websites and getting on their mailing lists, coz you can get very good running shoes at very good prices. Usually much cheaper than going to your local running or sports store.
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Postby andyO » Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:16 am

Ace, thanks for the tip.

Don't you feel the need to try them on to see what the fit is like for running before you buy them?

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