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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:49 pm 
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I was just wondering how many different kinds of shoes people usually have for different activities. I was using my runners (New Balance) for working out in our home gym (weights and elliptical, no treadmill), but I figured that probably wasn't good for me since that's not what they're made for, plus they are my outside shoes anyway. I went out yesterday and bought some Asics crosstrainers that are supposed to have really good stability and support, and I'll use those in the gym now. I also got a pair of Saucony crosstrainers for all the walking I do during my normal day.

Does that sound normal? How do you guys handle your shoe situations?


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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:41 pm 
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I go barefoot for weights, and I use running shoes (new balance) for on the stationary bike. That's it!

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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:10 pm 
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I wear Converse (boo hiss evil nike boo, yeah yeah) in the gym for weight lifting since sneakers are required there. I have a pair of Asics running shoes for running. The Asics used to be my everyday shoe as well, but I've since switched to wearing another pair of Converse all the time since their soles are so thin and flexible.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:09 am 
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I wear a pair of Asics for running and for lifting. I know I shouldn't use them for lifting but I do.
I have my cycling shoes for my bike.

And then I have about 10 pair of everyday shoes. It would probably be more, but it's hard for me to find shoes since they a) need to be vegan, and b) need to fit my giant feet, which most shoes don't (and those that do are usually leather).

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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:31 pm 
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I use Macbeth shoes for lifting (they're basically the same type of shoe as Converse all-stars) and Asics running shoes for running. I would reccommend something simple, canvas, with a fairly flat rubber sole like Converse All-Stars for lifting because it's important to have stability, especially when performing lifts like the squat or the deadlift. I think it's not too important what type of shoe you wear for lifting other than those two lifts, but I could be wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:09 pm 
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I wear Vans Authentics for weightlifting. They have a nice thick, flat sole with good grip.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:24 pm 
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I can't do the barefoot thing. I hate the way it feels. I also get sore feet really easily, hence my concern about shoes. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:13 pm 
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I'll actually use my wrestling shoes for any type of workout. They are really light and sticky and I feel like I get a better workout in them for some reason, I feel like I can move like lightning fast compared to normal shoes. If you have any wrestling shoes in the closet try them out with your next workout, guarantee you'll love them!

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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:53 pm 
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If you want something really light and flexible, I recommend Jingas:

http://www.jingashop.com/jinga_shop.asp

My friend runs a vegan store here in Turku and she just ordered a nice bunch of these shoes. They are incredibly light (200g/7oz per pair) since they are obviously made for capoeira!

I don't use shoes when I lift weights. I do have 3 pairs of shoes for breakdancing but since it's my profession more or less, I need to have really good shoes since I do it hundreds of hours every year.

Otherwise I have like 7 pairs of shoes for different purposes but I mainly use just 2 or 3 pairs depending on season.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:29 pm 
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i have a cycle now where i lift, or do casual activities with my old running shoes. then i only run with my newer running shoes so i can keep them longer for running

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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 11:00 am 
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saucony - running
NB - trail running/ hiking
sidi - cycling
macbeth - casual
chrome - fixed gear riding

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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 11:28 am 
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I'm bad and use my good ol' running shoes for running, biking, sports, and lifting. The exception is hiking, for which I have some sturdy boots.


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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 11:39 am 
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Ted Trendy wrote:
macbeth - casual
How long have you had them? I tried a pair of macbeths a while ago and after three weeks the sides completely ripped apart.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 11:49 am 
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chrisjs wrote:
Ted Trendy wrote:
macbeth - casual
How long have you had them? I tried a pair of macbeths a while ago and after three weeks the sides completely ripped apart.



ive had 3 pairs over the past 4 years or so...2 are still in great shape.

these are my fav., this is not my pair, just a google pic, but i love these shoes.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoes
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 6:59 pm 
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I use converse with various kinds of shoe inserts for every day activity and the same pair of cross trainers for all my activity. Bare foot for yoga, stretching, and most ab stuff. Of course I have knee and low back problems so I should probably change my evil ways.


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