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Bongotruck



Joined: 19 Mar 2015

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:15 am    Post subject: Calling all athletes and runners Reply with quote

Just a question to some of you out there who run either professionally or as an amateur. What brand of shoes do you wear, and why does that work for you.

Today I was at the sports place. My MIL said she would buy me some shoes for my birthday. I have been wearing nothing but Adidas for the better part of 5 years and have become very accustomed to them. I am satisfied but willing to try something different.

I found some Asics that I liked and tried them on. The feeling was odd. The employee said that Adidas make you lean forward due to extra padding in the heel and Asics are flat on the ground. It sounds plausible. I ended up getting that pair plus an extra pair of Adidas that are special marathon shoes. A little less padding but super super light for those long distances. the 2 shoes together weigh maybe 200 grams.

I guess I sort of fell into Adidas, as I got my first pair some years ago and got accustomed to them. Once I had a salesman size my feet and all that jazz and highly recommended I dump Adidas as my preferred brand since my feet are wide, apparently. I have had good success with Adidas so I want to stick with them.
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
Location: On the big lake they call Gitche Gumee

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been trail running for a bit, and I have the Salomon XA Pro 3D Trail Running Shoe - arguably the best shoe for trail running on the market. For street running I just use Nike running shoes. I usually get the lightest ones I can find.
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actionjackson



Joined: 30 Dec 2007
Location: Any place I'm at

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Died By Bear wrote:
Been trail running for a bit, and I have the Salomon XA Pro 3D Trail Running Shoe - arguably the best shoe for trail running on the market. For street running I just use Nike running shoes. I usually get the lightest ones I can find.

I'm in the same boat. I use a pair of Salomans for trail running and use the Adidas boost for street running. The Salomans are the first pair of running shoes that I can remember not being Adidas.
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SeoulNate



Joined: 04 Jun 2010
Location: Hyehwa

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really like the Nike Frees for street/track running
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Bongotruck



Joined: 19 Mar 2015

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always thought of Nike as basketball shoes. I did not even look when I was buying shoes.

I asked 2 of the best runners I know what they wear. One wears Adidas and one wears K Swiss.
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hogwonguy1979



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Location: the racoon den

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

huge fan of asics, loved the gt 2000's for running, when they replaced them with a more expensive model, i bought a bunch of them at a discount.

there is a store in seoul that does cater to foreigners behind city hall and the guy speaks decent english, think the guys name is milos, check on the seoul flyers facebook page for info
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