What are the best running shoes you have owned?
I've owned about 5 pairs of running shoes and my worst experience has come with nike. My favorite is the mizuno wave rider 22, what are yours?
Shoes that can handle from a 5k to 15k is what I need
- .Lv 712 months agoFavorite Answer
Everyone's feet are different. I pronate so the experts at my local running store put me in Brooks Ravenna's and I really liked them. I think I had pairs from models 5 - 9. I developed plantar fasciitis last Summer though, so tried Brooks Adrenaline's. They didn't make enough difference to allow me to run while healing, but late in the year I bought a pair of Hoka One One's Gaviota shoes and I've been running in them since around Thanksgiving (I think). No PF pain at all with these shoes, although overall I think my PF is just about gone (only a minor twinge now and then).
- 12 months ago
ON Clouds Running shoes. Love it!! Great stability and balance. Highly recommended by some marathon runners.
- Adam DLv 712 months ago
From what I can tell, Nike shoes are either 100% or 0%, very few people kind-of like them or think they are sort-of comfortable. I'm one of the people who gets great results from Nike shoes.
I've had a number of good New Balance shoes over the years as well. Training for races that range between 5k and a full marathon, I typically get 500+ miles out of New Balance or Nike shoes.
The worst shoes I've ever had were Avia brand. They just didn't suit my feet.
- Jogger2425Lv 612 months ago
I liked the Asics 2020s. But, a shoe tech put me in New Balance Ravena, which I am still running in. Maybe next time I buy shoes, I'll go for some that are a little softer.
Taking a poll is one thing. But, I hope you are not asking us for our favorite shoes to help you choose your next pair. There is variation in runner's bio-mechanics, and running shoe makers make several models to reflect this. There is a good chance the best shoes for Tom are a poor choice for Harry.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- AndrewLv 412 months ago
One of the most surprising brands would have been Etonic. This was in 1986 when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. Ft Benning, Georgia. Army basic training. We were walked into a px to purchase runnning shoes, shaving supplies, soap, etc...
Nobody had ever heard of Etonic then. The shoes were $10. We thought they must just be junk. After a week people started saying things like, “Um..these are the best running shoes I’ve ever owned..” Nobody disagreed.
- Anonymous12 months ago