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Son needs a recommendation on what to buy himself as far as a good pair of running shoes. I have no clue, so I told him I'd ask my fellow geniuses.

He said budget is $170.00... His $ not mine.
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Go to a proper running shop and get him fit.
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I picked up a pair of New Balance running shoes for a mere $110. So far they are working out nicely and I understand many (not all) of their shoes are made in America which is a plus these days for me.
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Depends on a lot of factors, however it's hard to go wrong with Hoka.

Brooks and Asics are also excellent. Even Nike makes a great shoe, depending on your needs.
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Go to a proper running shop and get him fit.

This advice all day long.

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Hoka
Just picked up a pair of trail running Hoka's ... so far they are very nice ... Waterproof also !!
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Son needs a recommendation on what to buy himself as far as a good pair of running shoes. I have no clue, so I told him I'd ask my fellow geniuses.

He said budget is $170.00... His $ not mine.

Brooks x2. Go to their website and they have a questionnaire that will ask about his running style. Based on the answers they will find several shoes that will fit. I over-pronate and wear the Beast, its the best shoe I have ever run in. They do run around that price point.
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Originally Posted by Alureing View Post
Hoka

Isint that the name of that chick on NBC.
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Thanks everyone, sending him this thread. There should be enough for him to pick something.
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There is a running shoe store off of Mills in Down Town Orlando. I cannot think of the name off the top of my head presently. Go there and get a proper fit. They will want to see your gate, Heel or Toe impact and what not. A "Proper" pair of running shoes is night and day difference than the sports store/box store garbage.

I will only wear New Balance or Brooks myself.


Edit: It is called the Track Shack. 1104 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
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Originally Posted by nhmetalguy View Post
This advice all day long.

I get it, just don't know if he wants to spend that type of coin. A phone call costs nothing though.
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If he is serious about running and plans to do real distance (more than 3 miles per day) the shoe will make a huge difference. The wrong shoe could cause knee and back pain. Different shoes focus on different types of feet and pronation. You want to get the right for your son's feet (flat foot, high arch, over pronate etc)

Start by reading this: https://www.instructables.com/id/How...-shoe-FOR-YOU/ \

if he's going to run a mile 2 days a week almost anything will do.

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Brooke's and Saucony are at the top of the list.

A specialty running shoe store is advisable.
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If foot is neutral, I recommend Brooks Launch at $100 or previous versions for $75. It’s a durable shoe and will last. No need to spend $170 on a running shoe.
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All the major brands make good shoes. It's the type of shoe and the fit that makes them work for you but not for me. Like several others I recommend he go to a good specialty running store and let them tell him what the right show is. He can easily do that for $170.
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Again, a running shoe store. And don't argue with them when they recommend a half size too big. Every foot is different, What works well for me could be bad for the next guy. Colors or design don't matter, only the fit.
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Originally Posted by likwid View Post
Go to a proper running shop and get him fit.
^^^THIS^^^^^. Also if he is serious about running know that running shoes "wear out" on the inside before the do by outward appearance (300 to 500 miles depending on the shoes, running surface, runner's weight' etcetera). My niece's husband is a serious runner (Boston & NY Marathons ran in college) he goes through a pair of running shoes every 5 to 6 weeks. He knows what fits him and he will go on line and buy "last year's" closeouts 4 or 5 pairs at a time.

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