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Sdizzzle 03-16-2012 03:00 AM

Time for new shoes
 
Hey all, so im looking for a new pair of shoes!
I want something that can hold up for light hiking, various sports indoor and outdoor, and some running.
Lets hear those recommendations
Thanks

CMEvans79 03-16-2012 03:23 AM

New Balance!! But your asking for a couple of different shoes. Light hiking and indoor sports don't mix with running. In all reality, you need 3 shoes.

First, I would suggest the New balance M1080 - it's a great, lightweight running shoe.
http://www.brownscatalog.com/images/...m/M1080BB2.jpg
  • NDURANCE: Rubber compound for maximum outsole durability.
  • T Beam: A lightweight, flexible TPU shank engineered to deliver optimum stability and arch support.
  • N2 Cushioning: A responsive, durable and sustainable cushioning system in a low profile design, allowing the foot to be lower to the ground.
  • Dual Density Collar: Uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a firmer density foam for support.
  • Blown Rubber Outsole: Extremely flexible and light, it helps provide cushioning.
  • ACTEVA® LITE : Premium lightweight midsole provides optimal resistance to compression set - 24% lighter than standard foam.
  • Reflective detail: Offers increased safety and visibility.
  • No Sew Material application: Reduces friction that can be caused by stitched, abrasive seams.
  • Shoe Weight: 297 grams (10.5 oz)
Second, I would suggest the New balance MX1012 - its a great lightweight cross trainer.

http://www.brownscatalog.com/images/...m/MX1012WN.jpg
  • ENCAP® midsole technolgy: Provides support and maximum durability.
  • N-ERGY: Provides advanced shock absorption and cushioning.
  • NDURANCE rubber compound: For maximum outsole durability.
  • ACTEVA® midsole: Provides cushion and resists compression set - 12% lighter than standard foam.
  • External heel counter: Provides rearfoot stability.
  • Shoe Weight: 368 grams (13 oz)

Third, I would suggest the New Balance MW956(low top) or MW978(high top) both are great trail shoes with goretex lining to keep your feet dry.
http://www.brownscatalog.com/images/...um/MW956GT.jpghttp://www.brownscatalog.com/images/...um/MW978GT.jpg
  • ABZORB®: Cushioning in both heel and forefoot for exceptional shock absorption.
  • C-CAP® midsole: Provides cushioning and support.
  • ROLLBAR®: With Medial & Lateral TPU Posts for ultimate motion control.
  • ROCK STOP®: Embedded into forefoot provides protection from sharp rocks and debris.
  • GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort Footwear lining: Offers waterproof protection and durability.
  • NDURANCE: Rubber compound for maximum outsole durability.
  • Gusseted Tongue: Fully attached to shoe keeps debris out.
  • Dual Density Collar: Uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a firmer density foam for support.
  • External heel counter: For rear foot stability.
  • PU insert: Provides excellent cushioning for all-day comfort.
  • Dark Brown Nubuck Upper.
  • Shoe Weight: 505 grams (17.8 oz)
Yeah, I might be biased because I am a shoe fitter for New Balance... but I truly believe in our product! BUT don't go to a Kohl's or what not. Try and find a New Balance STORE OR got to New Balance Shoes - New Balance Outlet | BrownsCatalog.com and order direct from our store here in the STL

Sdizzzle 03-16-2012 02:24 PM

Awesome thanks man!
So what do you think of the minimus, ive been looking at those as well.

InfernoGirl 03-16-2012 04:19 PM

Dang, I thought this was a tire thread....

CMEvans79 03-16-2012 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sdizzzle (Post 2146962)
Awesome thanks man!
So what do you think of the minimus, ive been looking at those as well.

Minimus are good IF you already have a running plan in place... they take some getting used to so if you get some, work them into your routine SLOWLY!! I cannot emphasize slowly enough... especially when you are running. They require a mid foot strike instead of a heal strike. So, if you want to eventually go minimus buy a good regular shoe and work mid foot striking into your run's then try minimus at maybe a mile at a time and work up the mileage from there. good luck! any questions, just ask.


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