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Cheap-ass running shoes plz.

I am looking for decent, yet cheap, running shoes for the short term. Suggestions? More inside of course. [more inside]
posted by WinterSolstice on Jul 29, 2014 - 12 answers

Non-minimalist running shoes for the minimalist?

I love my minimalist shoes, but a few years ago I attempted to run in them and ended up with capsulitis in the joints in the ball of my left foot. Here I am a few years later and I want to try running again. Difficulty level: female, with wide feet. [more inside]
posted by metarkest on Jan 27, 2014 - 21 answers

Best running shoe for overpronator

What shoes work well for overpronators who need cushioning and stability? [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Jan 17, 2014 - 13 answers

Running shoes without laces

Can anyone recommend some running shoes with no laces that don't need to be fitted in a running shop? Ideally they should be buyable in London tomorrow, or able to be delivered in the UK quite quickly. [more inside]
posted by Bows of Bow on Nov 24, 2013 - 10 answers

I'm training for my first 5k and need a shoe upgrade

I've been running off and on for a few years now in a pair of Nike free 5.0 v4, whenever the guilt hits me. I've decided to take my health serious as I'm getting older. Since I'm goal oriented, I decided to train for and complete my very first 5k race which is scheduled for mid October. Problem is, my current pair of sneakers is starting to give at the soles. They are a great, light and comfortable minimalist shoes that caused no problems for my feet. Another plus was being able to go sock-less without a single blister. Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement? So far, I have my eyes on the New Balance MT10v2 and will be running 2-3 times a week in addition to some core work.
posted by Mr_Thirdworld on Aug 10, 2013 - 13 answers

Why did I wear a hole through my left running shoe but not the right?

I've worn a hole through the sole of my left running shoe, but not the right. You can see pictures of both shoes here. What does this mean? Is something wrong with my stride? Do I need some special kind of shoe? Is there some sort of expert to whom I should show the shoes? I have an odd gait when I walk (my right foot sticks out to the side); however, I thought my running gait was better. When I ran in my 20s (the last time I was a runner), I didn't have this problem with any of my shoes.
posted by Area Man on Aug 4, 2013 - 15 answers

Starting to run with minimalist shoes?

I want to get started running, and learn to run with minimalist shoes. Am I going to just hurt myself? How should I start? [more inside]
posted by ADoubtfulTrout on May 27, 2013 - 22 answers

What type of shoe inserts do I need?

The soles on my dress shoes are not cushioning my feet properly and causing me back pain. What type of shoe inserts do I need? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Sprinting Sans Socks Suggestions?

I'm going to start running without socks! What do I need to do to keep both my shoes and feet in tip-top shape? [more inside]
posted by meowzilla on Jul 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Will my feet explode if I wear my old sneakers to run?

What's the difference between minimalist running shoes and slim sneakers? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Jul 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Shoes for underpronated runner

Does anyone have any running shoe recommendations for a Underpronation / supronation runner? [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Jun 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Proper fit for minimalist running shoes?

Minimalist running filter: I normally size up a full size when buying running shoes (8.5 in "street shoes" to 9.5 in running shoes). Should I be doing the same for minimalist running shoes, and do socks matter? [more inside]
posted by ariela on May 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me find the perfect running shoe.

Need help finding the perfect running shoe. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on May 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Why is the outside arch of my foot burning?

Runners and people who know feet, please help: the outside arch edge of my right foot starts burning during exercise and walking. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Apr 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Running Shoes Help

What's the difference between crosstraining shoes and running shoes? Can I run in Nike Free TR Fit shoes, which are apparently crosstrainers, or should I get running shoes? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Mar 13, 2012 - 9 answers

in the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway american dream

[RunningFilter] some new runner questions, mostly regarding shoes. [more inside]
posted by monkeymonkey on May 23, 2011 - 15 answers

"If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?"

I've recently started long distance running (5 months). I purchased a pair of running shoes two months ago and I've noticed that my left shoe is rubbing the back of my achilles tendon. Does anyone know of any type of product that will cushion the back of my running shoe and prevent it from rubbing against my tendon in this way? I can still run at the moment but there is some strong soreness where that part of the shoe hits the back of my foot. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Apr 8, 2011 - 19 answers

What kind of running shoes should I buy

What kind of running shoe should I, a relative new runner training for a half marathon in 5 weeks, buy? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Mar 23, 2011 - 19 answers

Running shoes that look cool too (cool like a rapper)?

Running shoes that look COOL? Like if Jay-Z had to go run a 5k. [more inside]
posted by defmute on Feb 6, 2011 - 16 answers

Portable running shoes

Portable (possibly fold-up) running shoes for a female? [more inside]
posted by metametababe on Feb 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me find some minimalist footwear?

Help me find the right pair of minimalist shoes! I've been a member of a Crossfit gym for six months, which means I've been exposed to the peer pressure regarding Vibram FiveFingers. Plus, I'm starting to travel a lot (and lightly) and want a pair of running shoes that have a small footprint (heh) when packed in a suitcase. Recommendations for this recreational runner? Are Vibrams a good option? Which model? How do I size them? I'm training for next October's Portland Marathon, if that makes a difference. Bonus points for shoes available at REI (though that's not a requirement).
posted by jdroth on Nov 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Who the hell can I trust to give me reliable advice about running shoes? And which goddamn shoes should I buy?

Ok, seriously: Is there any reliable information on running shoes out there? Who the hell can I trust? Every source of information seems either fraught with bias or complete fluff. What's a critical thinker to do? And more importantly, what goddamn shoes should I buy? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Oct 19, 2010 - 24 answers

Recommendations for high-quality running shoes.

Need help with recommendations for high quality running shoes. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Sep 9, 2010 - 27 answers

The Sole of a New Machine

Minimalist footwear for Chicago winter and running in said winter? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Sep 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Running help for a finicky knee in Pittsburgh.

Running help for a finicky knee in Pittsburgh. [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Jul 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Baby I Was Born to Ruuuuuun

Why do my new running shoes hurt my knees? And what shoes should I buy instead? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jun 7, 2010 - 18 answers

Please help me find these laceless light-weight running shoes or a pair like them.

Please help me find these laceless light-weight running shoes or a pair like them. [more inside]
posted by carnival of animals on Mar 6, 2010 - 10 answers

What shoes can I wear so that it's not like wearing shoes at all?

Inspired by the Mefi DailyBurn group, I want take my running a bit more seriously, but I need shoes! Nike Free or Vibram Five Fingers? Or other? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jan 11, 2010 - 19 answers

Please hope my feets!

Where in Chicago can someone with some foot problems get fitted for good running shoes? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Aug 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Need a good shoe for bad feet

Need a women's running shoe recommendation for weird feet. [more inside]
posted by howrobotsaremade on Jul 29, 2009 - 21 answers

And I thought these running shoes were suppoesd to help me STOP clomping!

Running Filter: I'm a clomper with flat feet. Arch/stability support + a flexible arch: Are these contradictory features? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jun 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Trail Running Shoes for the Wider Feet

Looking for a trail running shoe similar to the Brooks GTS 8. The problem? I'm a 9.5 2E and the shoes I have tried are too narrow. Help! [more inside]
posted by PaulingL on Jun 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Ready ready ready- ready to run (?)

Help choosing a good women's walking/running shoe? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Apr 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Nike Frees--a worthy investment?

Nike Free running shoes: are they worth it? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 22, 2009 - 21 answers

Running in vintage sneakers

How much harder would it be to run a marathon in vintage running shoes (e.g. Nike Air Pegasus '83 vs Air Pegasus '08)?
posted by madh on Jan 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Spira shoes: fact or crap?

Spira running shoes: horseshit? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jul 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Running shoes online

Looking for particularly good prices online for running shoes, if such exist. Also, general advice on the subject, maybe. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Apr 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Final preparations for a first half-marathon

Final half-marathon preparations: I'm signed up for the Sydney Half-Marathon (my first ever!) on May 18th, and I've just got a couple questions as I enter these last few weeks of preparations. Do I need to start investigating energy gels or GUs or something? And is this a *really* bad time to get new shoes? I'm getting a bit jittery so I'd be grateful for any wisdom and advice from the MeFi running contingent... [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Apr 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Trail running shoes on concrete?

Trail running shoes on concrete? [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Apr 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London?

Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Dec 3, 2007 - 8 answers

When did laces become lacing systems?

Will the Saucony Grid Omni 5 Ultimates that I just bought ruin my feet? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Aug 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me find a better running shoe.

Is there a running shoe for people who overpronate that isn't huge, boxy, and heavy? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Apr 6, 2007 - 16 answers

Ow, my shins, my shins!

What are some good running shoes for someone with shin splints? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jan 6, 2007 - 14 answers

Where to get running shoe advice in NY metropolitan area?

Needed- best running shops in the New York metropolitan area for getting feet (flat) and gait (upright) analyzed and shoes recommended. A place that knows its stuff and isn't going to shove whatever they have the most of in back down my leg. (Or am I being hopelessly naive?) Thanks in advance.
posted by IndigoJones on Nov 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Ipod+Nike=Crazy Confusing

Anyone know how the foot pod works and how reliable it's going to be? I have not come across any technical details about that at all, only the ipod interface.
posted by joshgray on Jun 14, 2006 - 3 answers

iPod-Nike?

I'm really interested in the soon coming iPod+Nike technology: Basically a really high tech way of tracking your running, syncing it with your computer, tracking your progress, interacting with others, etc. However, I'd really kind of like to avoid Nike for it's high prices and other reasons, so does anyone know any other similar high tech products that could help me track my run? Extra points for Mac compatibility.
posted by patr1ck on May 30, 2006 - 9 answers

Running Shoes For The Fat

Returning to running after a long stay in the comfy chair. Fat old fart needs shoe advice. [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6 on Mar 7, 2006 - 19 answers

How to find 'short' arch supports?

Where can I find arch supports for running shoes which *don't* extend back to the heel? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Aug 29, 2005 - 2 answers

What running shoes should I buy?

What brand / type of running shoes should I buy? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Jul 31, 2005 - 23 answers

Dressy Running Shoes

DressyRunningShoeFilter: I run everywhere, all the time. So I wear running shoes. Any suggestions for dressier footwear, that will still allow me to run, and won't give me blisters? This would be useful, for example, to look nice, attend business meetings, or get into "no sneakers" clubs.
posted by Turtle on Feb 16, 2005 - 12 answers

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