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July 13th, 2013, 04:56 PM
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My birthday is next month and I would really like some good shoes for working out. What are your suggestions, and why? My current shoes are 5 years old!
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July 14th, 2013, 08:08 AM
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What is your price range and what type(s) of exercise do you plan to do in them?

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July 14th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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$100 max; cardio, strength training, eventually walking & running once it cools down (it's 108 today)

I saw a commercial for some I liked, they had neon colors and said "made for speed" or "built for speed" or something like that. Can't remember the brand.
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July 14th, 2013, 10:59 AM
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I would recommend trying them on and walking around the store for a bit (minimum 5 minutes).

Ideally, getting your feet measured and such, but that's much more expensive.

I went to an outlet and got name brand ones for $39. I know they could be a bit more comfy, but I didn't have a big budget.
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July 14th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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Definitely go to the store like finishline and try some on. You can always go home and try to find them cheaper online once you know what kind you like best.

Personally I'm on my 3rd pair in a row of Reebok zigtechs and dh uses Reebok realflex (I think that's what they're called) and he does a lot of working out because of the army.
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July 14th, 2013, 04:43 PM
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The problem with asking advice about which shoe is that the only correct answer is "it depends". Unfortunately it takes some experimenting to find out what works for you. Whatever shoes you buy, do your first few workouts indoors so you can exchange/return if necessary. (Check the store's return policy, some will take them back in any condition.)

My personal experience... for walking, aerobics, weight training (non-running workouts) I've been ok with just wearing whatever shoes I have handy, even ones I've bought used. So I think you will probably be ok in whatever cross trainers you find comfortable and cute. But I went to get professionally fitted for a pair of running shoes, as running was giving me a lot of pain in my shins and knees. Never thought I would be willing to pay more than a hundred bucks for shoes, but DH put his foot down and I bought that first pair and found they made a huge difference! If you get serious into running and find you are having pain, you may have to have different shoes for running than what you do other workouts in.
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July 29th, 2013, 09:29 AM
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I definitely recommend mizunos. I tried soooo many different brands of shoes, and was constantly having problems. I bought my mizunos a couple years ago, and haven't had any issues at all, and I work out in them a LOT
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