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I ran for many years, then switched to walking. I have always walked in running shoes. For many years I only wore New Balance. Then the quality went to China. I walked a few thousand miles in Nike Shox. Then they went the way of NB. Then my last few pairs have been Reebok Zig Techs. I really liked them, but the last two pair didn't last. Are they all Chinese junk now? Which Chinese junk is for me next?

What do some of you guys run in? And I like running shoes for about everything. I may walk 3-5 miles, or use the Nordic Track cross ski machine, or just wear them for whatever. I walk on pavement and I average around 160 pounds if that matters.


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I've switched over to Under Armor shoes for my walking shoes even t though they are actually running shoes. They are very light weight and comfortable. I have a wide foot and seldom find them in the wide option in the stores so I usually wind up ordering them straight from Under Armor.


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Brooks, get them at Academy for around $100.

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It seems many of them are junk now. I wore New Balance then the quality went down. Wore Nikes until the "air" went flat after a couple of months. I hate paying $160 for shoes that only give you two months of wear. I wish I had an answer but I am searching as well.

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Well Nike , Under Armour, and Reebok’s are junk

I highly recommend going to a run on and learn what shoes do what for your style and walk= less chance at junk

Brooks, New Balance, Saucony, and a few other boutique brands will be better. Prepare to spend $130

Brooks Adrenaline is one of the better

I have large feet and I carry a lot of weight

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When I used to run I had somebody tell me to pay attention to what medical professionals wear. They are on their feet longer than anybody on hard floor. Back then it was nothing but New Balance.

A friend of mine recently told me his RN wife said that now it is Asics and Brooks. I was at Christus in Tyler recently and the somewhat heavy guy taking care of my mom was wearing Under Armour. But he said he paid a pretty price for insoles for those.

Its getting crazy.

EDIT: I know there are lots of models, but the Asics I bought a good while back are nothing but house shoes to me now---junk!

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Brooks Beast here for my plantar fasciitis, with the better inserts replacing what comes in 'em. I was in Academy today - no Brooks anywhere.

I walk, never ran. 20lbs. overweight.

My need to continuously search for comfortable shoes is simply karma for my years of making fun of old dudes. Okay, I still make fun of old dudes.


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Everyone should wear shoes that are very minimal or zero drop. We're meant to be barefoot, so try to stay to that. I love inov-8 shoes, but pay attention to their fit scale. You want a wide toe box, your toes shouldn't be constricted by the shoe.

I've heard great things about Altra too, but haven't tried them out for myself.


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Last two pair have been Skecher's and I'm very happy with them.

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I haven't tried what wood i0s suggesting yet. It sounds like he is much more advanced than I am. I'll echo the others recommending Brooks. I love the adrenalin for walking. However, i use other Brooks models for jogging as I need more cushion for the extra punishment on aging knees. Plus, I'm carrying 40lb more than I should.


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I've worn the Brooks Adrenaline GTS series for nearly five years. They will last about 6 months running avg 2 miles a day, plus all other walking/etc., but that depends on when you feel a shoe is 'worn out'. You might make 9-12 months on a pair. The 19s are out now but supposedly they changed them a bit and not everybody likes them. The Beast is a great shoe but $160 is stiff.


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Most of you have seen how ph'ed up my feet are. 11.5 , 6EEEEEE

New balance and Orthofeet are the only ones I have found. The Orthofeet are GREAT but look liked tricked up mailman shoes. NB only 2 styles.

I cant wear anything "cool" any more not even Cowboy Boots bang

I guess Velcro is my next step hammer


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My wife used to do a lot of running, 5-6 miles a day, and she always had the best luck with Asics.

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I bought a pair of Brooks online, no wide sizes at Academy. They come with a 90 day return policy, even if you’ve worn them. One year if not worn.

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Hoka One One Bondi and Napali ATR are the most cushioned shoes i have had. I like the Asics Gel Kayano 25's as well.
The Bondi's are my favorite.

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After looking at some of the crappy shoes y’all are wearing , a trip to a run on and spending a little money would be a game changer in your life. You don’t have to be a runner

Most ASICS are junk, Skechers are super junk , cheap new balance are junk

Take care of your feet

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Originally Posted by TKM
Hoka One One Bondi and Napali ATR are the most cushioned shoes i have had. I like the Asics Gel Kayano 25's as well.
The Bondi's are my favorite.


Cushiony shoes are the devil, essentially you lose a lot more feel, easier to roll your ankle, etc. because you can't feel.

Buzzsaw, look at altra, they got a wide toe box


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"Cushiony shoes are the devil, essentially you lose a lot more feel, easier to roll your ankle, etc. because you can't feel."

Cushiony shoes help with joints if you don't have the best form. Not looking for feel or worrying about rolling an ankle when walking.

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Originally Posted by TKM

"Cushiony shoes are the devil, essentially you lose a lot more feel, easier to roll your ankle, etc. because you can't feel."

Cushiony shoes help with joints if you don't have the best form. Not looking for feel or worrying about rolling an ankle when walking.


You just identified the main problem, form. Fix your form and things will work like they're supposed to.


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Originally Posted by TKM

"Cushiony shoes are the devil, essentially you lose a lot more feel, easier to roll your ankle, etc. because you can't feel."

Cushiony shoes help with joints if you don't have the best form. Not looking for feel or worrying about rolling an ankle when walking.


You just identified the main problem, form. Fix your form and things will work like they're supposed to.


My things work like they are supposed to with the shoes i wear now. 6 decades of walking/running takes a toll on the body for some of us.
Bottom line is there is a significant difference in how much better i fell now with these compared to what i used to wear. I no longer look for a shoe
with control. Room in the toe box and cushion lets me walk/jog/ride farther with less pain afterwards. My last pair of shoes were Altra, have absolutly
nothing negative to say about them, good shoes for sure. What i have now is better for me than they were. Not all will have the same results, i understand that.

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Hoka One One Bondi and Napali ATR are the most cushioned shoes i have had. I like the Asics Gel Kayano 25's as well.
The Bondi's are my favorite.


Cushiony shoes are the devil, essentially you lose a lot more feel, easier to roll your ankle, etc. because you can't feel.

Buzzsaw, look at altra, they got a wide toe box

Thanks for the heads up. I sent them an email asking about widths and recommendations.


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Originally Posted by DannyB
I ran for many years, then switched to walking. I have always walked in running shoes. For many years I only wore New Balance. Then the quality went to China. I walked a few thousand miles in Nike Shox. Then they went the way of NB. Then my last few pairs have been Reebok Zig Techs. I really liked them, but the last two pair didn't last. Are they all Chinese junk now? Which Chinese junk is for me next?

What do some of you guys run in? And I like running shoes for about everything. I may walk 3-5 miles, or use the Nordic Track cross ski machine, or just wear them for whatever. I walk on pavement and I average around 160 pounds if that matters.



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I walk in ASICS and play tennis in Prince. The Prince shoes have terrific cushioning and a generous toe box.


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