Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Asics, Brooks, Saucony, New Balance or Nike? Running Shoes

Ok, so I’m a little tossed on which shoe to pick. I’ve needed a good pair of running shoes for quite some time now but I’m having trouble on finding the perfect shoe. Today I went to Roadrunner and got a running analysis done. They said that I am a neutral runner for the most part, but my left ankle seems to overpronate and needs more support (a Dr. Scholls might fix the problem). In a perfect world, I would need two different shoes to address the needs in each foot….OY VEY. Do any of you have a great pair of running shoes? What is your favorite brand, make and style?
Here are a few I was thinking about...

ASICS GEL-Kayano 17 have undergone a noticeable transformation -- slimmed down and toned up. Having recently lost some weight, this version is their lightest ever. Focusing on improved fit and comfort, loyal fans are sure to notice the shoe moves more effectively with the foot. Plus, it's synthetic fabrics are made from recycled materials, ensuring a more ecologically friendly direction. 10.4 ounces $139.99 YIKES!(these seem to be everyone's fav on internet reviews)

Women's BROOKS GHOST 3: The updated Brooks Ghost 3 feels so great on your foot, it's almost supernatural! With generous cushioning and just enough stability, this shoe delivers a feeling of bounce throughout your run, and its newly designed upper gives you a custom-made fit that will make you shiver with delight! Now in widths, the Ghost 3 is the ideal shoe for neutral runners who want great cushioning, fit and feel. 9.2 ounces $62 (These look great! They also won the runner's choice award)

Women's SAUCONY PROGRID RIDE 4: You'll forget all excuses with this lightweight, versatile runner. The Blown rubber outsole of the ProGrid Ride 4 shaves off weight while increasing shock absorption and comfort from the moment you put them on. Comfort improvements include more luxurious collar and tongue linings. A great everyday choice for neutral runners. 9.7 ounces $99 (I don't know if I'm diggn the look of these, but I've heard good things about their performance)

Women's NEW BALANCE 1226: Like to rack up the miles? Get lots of cushioning and support in the updated women's New Balance 1226 featuring greater heel impact absorption, durable stability, and the best-fitting, most supple upper ever! PL-1 Last - Performance fit. 10.4 ounces $94 (I like the look of these!)

Women's NIKE AIR PEGASUS +28 BREATHE: One of the more popular Nike shoes, the women's Nike Air Pegasus +28 Breathe is a solid, lightweight running shoe that offers minimal rub and reflective detailing for warm summer or fall evening runs. The environmentally preferred rubber in the outsole is durable for all surfaces and provides great traction for the mildly underpronated to mildly overpronated runner. The Flywire midfoot panel holds the foot in place, and the mesh top keeps your foot aired out in the hot sun. 9.2 ounces $89 (Nike is always great...but I wonder if I should try a new brand. Is the Pegasus any good?)
Here it is in peach and grey


  1. Get the Nike Ladies Air Pegasus Plus 28 Shoes. I Have a pair and they are amazing! Plus they look really good as well

  2. Love my ASICS, have bought 4 or 5 pairs in a row


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