does anyone have these shoes? what are your thoughts? i'm relatively new to the sport, looking for an update shoe. i want something that looks cute, too.
i love the colors on these.
i like the pink, and the aqua ones.
thanks. what do you think of the nike free?
Never tried it, don't like nike.
why? just curious.
Persistent and pervasive history with slavery.
i understood that also the sole from the Nike free tends to let little stones and crap in- because there is room between the rubber parts.
The Free is a totally different shoe then the Brooks though. I usually try a shoe in the store and then by them in bulk through internet. No need to be ripped of by some storeowner who is asking double the price. Or even triple...
i was actually worried about that. the stones. : /
i'm going to look around a little bit to see if i can find the brooks shoes around here. i don't think they are really that obscure, i think i can find. i want to try. i've heard good things about them.
i think that is a wise idea. i also like to buy online.
i tried on the nike free at the store today. i really like the way it feels. i tried on a few other shoes of different brands as well. i went to sports authority. for some reason, i don't know why, but the nike shoes i like the fit of them the best. though i don't care for every shoe the way it feels on the inside, i like the way the shoe actually fits when it is worn if that makes sense. i appreciate the width, and the way even though my toe does not touch, it doesn't feel like it is too big. even though they feel different, all the nike shoes seem to fit my foot the same. shoes seem to be like pants, and the brands all have a different fit. i haven't tried brooks shoe yet, though they seem to be really popular around here, and on other running forums. i want to try a pair.
i almost got a pair of free +2 s today (3.0 v3). i didn't because the colors that were in stock were just a little too loud for me. X ) i saw some of the other colors the shoes offered, and i just decided to wait a little bit, and not be so hasty. try on a few different pairs. i liked the shoe because it seemed to be very firm cushioned, with a high arch support. i seem to have low arches, so i like to have the extra support. i don't know if that is a good idea? the pegasus has high arch, and i like that, but they are a little too cushion for me. they are really comfy, but more comfy then i like.
i'm honestly a little nervous about trying the minimalist shoes also. i've heard a lot of controversey about them, and i don't exactly understand it. it's like they are good for the same reasons they are bad.
i run consistently, but not for very far or very fast. i normally don't run more then 5k.
i always get nervous about running because my mother injured herself pretty badly, and she used to be a really strong runner.
I think it is worth, for any brand that you do choose, being aware of a) their human rights record b) environmental impact/awareness and c) how they are interacting with animal rights...
I am not the most up to date, but do believe that Nike is not great in at least two of these areas...
thank you safi, i'll be sure to check it out.
what shoe would you recommend?
I still have a really old pair I'm using... so sorry can't help, but this link seems helpful... http://knowthankyou.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/vegan-running-shoes-co...
good luck with it, Safi
I know a foot doctor who says "Nike, Nike, no two alike-y" because he has treated so many damaged feet from irregularly made Nikes.
Honestly, all tennis shoes cause me to have knee and hip problems really badly. I do barefoot or Vibram 5-fingers for everything now & have no more problems.
If I must have a heavier shoe (for tennis, for example), I do nothing but New Balance.
I recommend finding a running store where they have a treadmill. As you have seen---everyone has a unique opinion but the one that matters is yours---and what your feet and body feels is the right fit. At a specialty running store the salespeople are runners and will usually take alot of time with you (vs. a large sporting goods store).
I should mention that Puma has started to make excellent running shoes and they have a test trial period for a few weeks and you can get a complete refund if they don't work out!
I used to sell shoes at Niketown in Honolulu, some of the shoes are very well made, some are not. Also, they have changed their labor practices in the past few years.