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Thursday, August 04, 2016

Ok walking and running sparkers.
I have broken the internet, shut down five websites and confused myself to no end!!!
I cannot decide, which shoes to buy.
I have researched, compared prices, read reviews, and added and removed more shoes from more shopping carts this week than I can count.
This morning I put my gel inserts back into my Saucony cohesion and wore them to the track instead of the asics.
So, even though I was dead set against buying Saucony again, now I am considering finding a good pair.
Everyone who I see wearing a pair of Brooks, I ask how they like them, if they are supportive, comfortable etc.
I have gotten only good comments.
And asics, I know to be a good shoe.
But which ones.........
There are so many, and when I look at the Asics next to the Brooks, they look flat.
I am really looking for a shoe with good thick soles with cushioning, maybe even gel, but here is the rub, they have to be for overpronators, flat feet!!
I am a straight up mess!!
I know I am overthinking it, I know I am just psyching myself out of buying one pair over the other.
Well, since I have tried Asics and Saucony, maybe I will try Brooks this time.
I need comfort, but I also need support.
And it wouldnt hurt if they were kinda cute!!
So anyway, my new cardiologist, Dr. McDreamy McSteamy told me to try to push myself on a little more on the track.
He said if I could do 5 miles to try to do so when I could, adding a little more gradually.
So today I tried, I made it to 4 miles, in an hour and 25 minutes. but that was good, my feet didnt hurt too bad.
Changing out of the ungiving stiff Asics seemed to help.
Help would be appreciated in the shoe advice.

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    I was tired of paying the extreme prices for New Balance and bought a pair of Rykas. They are inexpensive, vey lightweight and I feel they have better arch support - oh that is right, they have a removable foot bed so I can put my titanium orthotics in them. Zullily has them on sale for $26- so if I bought 6 pair it would approximate 1 pr of New balance. Pucker up and kiss a few frogs- you will get what works for you. And yes, running shoes and walking shoes are different animals. Maybe you should look at a cross trainer


    1547 days ago
    Running and walking are different, but most of us buy running shoes because a. there are more choices and b. walking shoes are clunky, heavy and ugly.

    I am lucky in that I can wear Nikes. I have also had good fit with New Balance and Keene. You know what they say about frogs and have to try on a lot of shoes to find the one of your dreams. Keep looking, and good luck!

    My newest pair is Sketchers (a tie, not the GoWalk slip ons). They are comfortable, but are not going to hold up for my 4 mile walks, I'm afraid. I'll buy some other pair and trade off every other day or so. Probably back to Nikes, and yes, I buy running shoes and walk in them.
    1548 days ago
  • GORDON66
    Sorry. I only wear New Balance.


    1548 days ago
    All my avid runners swear by Brooks and Saucony
    1548 days ago
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