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Hi there,

 

Welcome here. I am absolutely in love with Asics, New Balance, Nike, and Avia. All great shoes and cheap prices. Check Amazon.com for deals. I got a pair for $50 on there. Good luck. Let me know what you find.

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All great suggestions! You may want to try and hit a discount shoe store that has running shoes too - trying them on makes all the difference. There are some great shoes that I just can't wear because they feel horrible. It really shouldn't feel like you have a shoe on. Then you might be able to shop around for deals (Amazon and Zappos have good selections).

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I agree with Wendell. You can't just safely go to Amazon and buy running shoes when you don't know if you are a Suprinator, Neutral or Overpronator. You need a gait analysis or your shoes very well may cause more injury than cure. The right tool for the job is critical. Get professionally fit and buy a proper shoe (Stability, Nuetral or Suprination)

 

As for brand, they all make good shoes. Only you can decide what's most comfortable for you and your unique gait.

 

I personally wear Saucony Triumph ISOs, Saucony Kinvara 6's and Altra Instinct 2's. I'm of the school of thought of changing shoes each run to help prevent repetitive motion injuries because each shoe is a little different in how it works your foot. This is not a major concern until you up your mileage though and many runners don't choose to do that. I also own Nike Pegasus 31's and Brooks Glycerin 12's. Both excellent shoes but I just don't find them comfortable to run in, thus why it's important to find the shoe that works for you, disregarding brand and model just because someone else likes or doesn't like them.

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I was a runner in high school and was told I was an overpronator. I tried New Balance and Saucony running shoes but was always in the worst pain. Eventually found myself wearing ASICS and have been wearing them since. I use the Gel Kahana because of the extra support.

 

Go to a runner's shoe store (there was one I always went to called A Snail's Pace; not sure if they are in other states/cities). They can look at the way you walk and run, see your strike, and make recommendations on shoes. Wear what's comfortable.

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I have come to love any shoe made by INOV-8... their website Inov8.com has SOOOOOO MUCH INFO about their shoes and the technology involved with each different model... just make sure you go to one of the dealerships they list on the site... they know how to fit you for them... good luck...

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I went to a running store to get fitted and so glad I did. Between over pronation and flat feet, I had to get the right shoe. For me it was Saucony guide 10. My feet have never been better.  My knees are sore on week 3 but I think that's more grin weakness than shoes. Getting stronger. Good luck on tut training. 

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