For anyone perhaps looking for new running shoes, I would have to recommend the Brooks Adrenaline shoe. I've owned 4 pairs now over the last 5 years and I will never go to another brand. Check out the specs for these shoes HERE
I really can't say enough about them. I wanted some new Brooks for the past month or two because my 1st and 2nd pairs were done for and 3rd pair are coming close. The new Brooks Adrenaline GTS 9 are over $100 (which isn't unheard of in the running shoe business, actually pretty comparable to others like Nike, Asics, New Balance, Saucony.) I bought mine on eBay though, brand new, for $60 (that's including shipping.) I've owned a pair of New Balance and Adidas too and Brooks is just a better fit for me. If you're not totally sold, go to a running store and try them on. See how they feel. I just ran this morning with my brand new Brooks and they were so light. The tongue stayed in place, I didn't have to readjust anything. Once they were on, I was ready to go. I know I sound like an infomercial, but when you feel strongly about something, it's nice to share. Remember that most running shoes are only good for 350-500 miles and then should be replaced. Buy 1/2 to 1 size bigger than you normally wear to make room for your toes when you run. (I made that mistake my first shoe I bought. Got my exact size and my shoes made me miserable!) Running really is a pretty cheap sport but I wouldn't skimp on the shoes. Get a decent pair and your body will thank you.
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