Running Shoes

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  1. wannabeplebe

    wannabeplebe Member

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    Was told by my NROTC CO that I need new running shoes. Of course, I could go to a store and be professionally fitted but I'd rather do this online so does anyone have suggestions for decent running shoes that have good support and are good for 15 or so miles a week? I'm pretty normal in ever aspect of running except that I'm a pretty heavy heel striker. Any advice is much appreciated!!
     
  2. falcon321

    falcon321 New Member

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    "Brooks" running shoes are great. They can withstand almost everything.
     
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  3. PackersRule4

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    Skechers Go Runs. No joke. I wore them all through high school xc, plebe summer and currently plebe year (I change pairs every so often). They work great for me, they may work for you. Plus they're not too pricey on Amazon. Win Win.
     
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  4. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Go to a good store and get fitted. Everyone here can tout their favorites, but everyone has different styles of running and foot issues.

    You will run a LOT and great fitting shoes will prevent injuries and reduce blistering.
     
  5. brob

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    I definitely endorse being fitting for running shoes by a professional. Should they not work out for you, they are returnable, even after wearing. Also, buy socks that contain no cotton - that's the worst fabric for retaining moisture, causing the sock to stretch and shift, leading to blisters.
     
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    Get yourself measured and your running/striking style assessed professionally and then get a pair of Hoka One One's (brand name). They will likely have a number of different models that meet your requirements (as well as color choice). You won't regret it.
     
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  7. unkown1961

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    Definitely, don't go cheap - use a professional running store (not a big box like Dick's). They'll fit you into the correct shoe for your running style and that will save you knee and other problems. You can't get good advice specific for your running style over a discussion forum. Plus, what similar runners like in a shoe, you may not feel comfortable running in. And buy the shoes from the store that fits you - don't waste their time to fit you and then go online. Remember, officers have ethics. :)
     
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  8. Dckc88

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    We have a relative that works at Nike and gets us into the employee store, Nike running shoes work great for 2 of the 5 in our family, one wears mizuno, one saucony and one wears Asics and if we deviate we have problems. Go get fitted it will be worth it. Yes do buy from who fits you but once you know what you wear, I see no problem in the future re-buying the same model (new color) by shopping around to replace the shoes that worked and are worn out.
     
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  9. DesertCaliMom

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    Ya, DS does great with Nike cleats but better with New Balance running shoes.


    Every foot is different, here's another vote for a professional fit.