Help me prevent the Agony of "De Feet"
September 18, 2008 6:22 AM Subscribe
Help me choose some new gym shoes and, just as importantly, know what I should pay for them.
posted by pointystick to clothing, beauty, & fashion (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In April, I began going to the gym regularly, which has been awesome. As far as land-based exercise goes, I have been walking, weight lifting, and using some cardio equipment (elliptical, bike, treadmill, etc). I also am planning on taking some classes like body pump or kickboxing and I need some new sneakers. My old Reeboks are looking and feeling ratty. I'd like some gym shoes that are versatile, comfy, provide good support, and are not too pricey. (Is < $80 possible? Closer to $60 is even better.)
Until recently, I was a dedicated couch potato so what I know about modern athletic shoes (and their fancy features) is virtually nil.
I also have no idea what is a fair price to pay, or even where I should be shopping. I am in a major metro area, so I should have shopping options and my feet are average sized, so that shouldn't be an issue either.
Please help me, MeFites, and advise me on some options and what I should be paying.