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  • Running Shoes (2022)

    Posted by Ryan on September 16, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    What are the best running shoes for different types of running (and different types of runners) in 2022?

    Stéphanie Noël replied 3 months ago 10 Members · 11 Replies
  • 11 Replies
  • Katie Tom

    Member
    September 16, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve been using Brooks. So, anecdotally, they’re great for those who don’t consider themselves runners. 😂

    • Dawnell Meyer

      Member
      October 10, 2022 at 7:09 pm

      What is it about those of us who don’t consider ourselves runners? I’ve been running for more than 12 years. I ran a marathon 9 years ago. But I still tell people “I’m not an actual runner”. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Wonder what makes an actual runner? I also love Brooks. 😊

      • Ryan Jenkins

        Administrator
        October 11, 2022 at 12:48 pm

        It’s kind of baffling isn’t it? Having worked for Vacation Races and Virtual Running Club for years, this is such a common theme. Someone might run 4 half marathons a year and they’ve completed races in 48 different states but they still don’t consider themself a runner?

        I think it comes from standard human impostor syndrome. We don’t feel qualified to call ourselves runners until enough other people confirm that we are, indeed, runners.

  • Amber Dohrmann

    Member
    October 6, 2022 at 11:58 am

    After a visit with a foot and ankle specialist, and finding out I have plantar fasciitis, it was recommended to switch from my go-to Brooks to HOKAs. I got one pair to try, as daily shoes, and a pair of their recovery slides. It’s slow, but my foot is improving. Their recovery slides, which I wear in the house, are like walking on clouds.

    • Salem Stanley

      Member
      October 6, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      My wife love Hokas for the same reasons.

      I am partial to Altras purely for the toebox. Any other shoe I put on feels SO constricting on the sides.

  • Stéphanie Noël

    Member
    October 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve only ever run in Brooks, I did the foot interview at a running store and it’s what they recommended most for the way I run. I couldn’t tell you any details about the way I run, I just believed them and have been happy.

  • Jeff Manbeck

    Member
    October 23, 2022 at 7:00 am

    I always tell people to go to a running store and get fitted or try in several pairs. I use Brooka Ghost for road running and Hoka Speedgoats for the trails

  • Rebecca Amato

    Member
    November 4, 2022 at 11:35 am

    My shoes for the last few years have been Saucony.

  • Ryan Jenkins

    Administrator
    November 4, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    I KNOW @melbrender has opinions on shoes. 😄

  • Melanie Brender

    Member
    November 4, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    I’m loving all these Brooks comments – they are my personal favorite brand, in terms product quality, ethics, inclusiveness, and giving back to the sport. 😊 I strongly believe runners and walkers of all types should get fitted at their local run specialty store. The employees’ expertise, plus the ability to try on different fits and brands right on the spot, is practically unmatched.

    • Stéphanie Noël

      Member
      November 5, 2022 at 7:23 am

      We are headed to one this weekend to get my fiancé fitted so he will hopefully finally start running with me… and who knows I might accidentally try on a couple pair of new shoes 😇