Running Shoes

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by RudyGrow, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. RudyGrow macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2009
    Which running shoes are the best for quick turns and fast stops? I am playing ball hockey this summer and I really want a nice pair of shoes.

    I'm looking at Nike Trainers 7.0, Nike LunarTrainer or Reebok Zig Pulse. I have a budget of about $100, so any suggestions?
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    depending on where you life I would honestly suggest going into a local shoe shop that specializes in running sports. They'll be able to look at your feet and maybe do some tests to find something that fits you and helps you perform at your peak.

    Shortly after two foot surgeries in high school, my doctor recommended a store like this for my gym shoes, they helped me more than I could ever imagine. I still use the same model and get a new pair just about every year.

    I don't have any specific experience in the models you've listed, this is hard to understand as a high school kid but by the shoes that perform the best versus looking the best.
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Perhaps tennis shoes?

    I played ball hockey and got on just fine with a pair of normal running shoes. I used to wear New Balance because I have flat, wide feet, and they make shoes with different widths. Then I switched to Brooks last time because NB didn't have anything I wanted (really padded, shock absorbent soles), but Brooks had a pair of shoes called "The Beast" that had thick soles for flat footed people. They've made a world of difference, because I could barely run in my NB (not that they were bad or anything).
  4. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Feb 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    I have the nike air zoom+ I think, I really like them.
  5. BigWil254 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2010
    Depends, do you like low top or mid height shoes. I'd Def go with some Nike cross trainers. Dont you dare go for those Zigs *slaps wrist* But really though. Nike SC 2010s are great. And they are on sale at Im about to scoop up a pair of All blacks for general cross training with baseball/basketball/agility drills in the gym.

    If you want some good low tops that are also good, check out the Lunar Kayos, also on sale at

    I actually use the Lunarglides for distance running and they adapt to how you walk/run/sprint ...etc.

    Also, if you wanna get more scientific check out and do the "Which running shoe is right for me?" It dabbles more in looking for the precise running shoe you need but I thought I'd add that in here.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Personally, I'd go to a place like marathon sports here in MA that see how you walk/run and based on your foot/walking patter suggest a running shoe that best fits your needs.

    Asking on the internet for a specific type of running fails to take into the consideration of the type/level of padding your foot requires, whether you pronate, if you have a high arch or flat feet, etc. Some running shows make great shoes for people with narrow feet, but wider shoes not so much, and vice versa.

    My point is if you get the wrong show, even if its the most popular, your feet will suffer and that means you'll suffer.
  7. bamaworks macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    Lexington, KY
    If you're going to be doing a lot of cutting and changing direction then running shoes aren't for this. They're designed to have support for traveling forward not side to side. As a previous poster said, tennis shoes or cross trainers would be best for your situation, your ankles will thank you.
  8. Keniff macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2008
    United Kingdom
  9. spencers macrumors 68020


    Sep 20, 2004

    But great job bumping a thread from April.
  10. ardensmith macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2011
    Running shoes

    Nike Air Pegasus+ 27
    Anonymous from Denver

    This is my 3rd pair of Air Pegasus (I have worn them for years). They are really lightweight, cushiony, and good for people who have supination problems. I love them. My only negative comments are that the upper shoe material looks really cheap and the pink accents make the shoes look really cheesy. It remains to be seen if they last as long as their predecessors.this is the best example of running shoes

    running gear
  11. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2009
    West Koast
    Thanks for replying to a thread that died a natural death 8 months ago.
  12. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    These should help you on those fast turns ...

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  13. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
  14. timerollson macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2005
    If you have flat, wide feet, then none of the above. Go with Brooks.

    You need to go into a shop that specializes in running. I've seen people spend $160 on Nike Air Maxes just to get tendonitis a month or two later. Wrong shoes make you more prone to injury.

    Also, remember to buy a 1/2 to 1 size larger. Your feet expand during runs.

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