Running Shoes?

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Running Shoes?

Postby barney » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:59 am

I'm getting back into running again, and I need some new shoes. Any recommendations on where to shop? How's Movin' Shoes?

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Postby DedeTate » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:25 am

Movin' Shoes is pretty good - I got my Asics there. The salespeople are really knowledgable and attentive, and they make sure that you test shoes out (hop on that treadmill!) to ensure a good fit.

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Postby auntgoodness » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:42 am

I had a good experience at Fleet Feet on Old Sauk. Jessica (one of the owners of that location I later learned) took her time with me even though the store was really busy. I'm a nOOb but she made me feel at ease because she asked me lots of questions and reassuringly answered all my questions.

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Postby barney » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:01 am

DedeTate wrote:Movin' Shoes is pretty good - I got my Asics there. The salespeople are really knowledgable and attentive, and they make sure that you test shoes out (hop on that treadmill!) to ensure a good fit.


Guess I won't go there on my lunch hour then! Not so sure about running in work attire...

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Postby Learned » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:42 am

Movin' Shoes will also let you take them home and run on them for awhile. If they don't feel OK after a few runs, you can take 'em back.

I've bought at Fleet Feet, too. I think M.S. has a bigger selection.

Have fun and don't overdo it - that's a surefire way to take another long break from running.

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Postby barney » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:52 pm

Learned wrote:Movin' Shoes will also let you take them home and run on them for awhile. If they don't feel OK after a few runs, you can take 'em back.

I've bought at Fleet Feet, too. I think M.S. has a bigger selection.

Have fun and don't overdo it - that's a surefire way to take another long break from running.


Thanks for the advice, I have to remind myself of that! I should be able to talk while I'm running - I actually say that out loud occasionally while I'm going.

There are also a couple of great podcasts out there for beginner / refreshing runners that time intervals out, which helps too.

I think I will stop by Movin' Shoes, since they're sorta in my 'hood. Like most Eastsiders, I don't want to go to the West Side if don't absolutely have to...

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Postby Learned » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:21 pm

barney wrote:
I think I will stop by Movin' Shoes, since they're sorta in my 'hood. Like most Eastsiders, I don't want to go to the West Side if don't absolutely have to...


I didn't want to say it.

Hey, soon you'll be running this

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Postby Bunny Chow » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:31 pm

Movin Shoes has been there for ever. I used to buy my high school track shoes from them, that's how long they've been around.

Tell em Dirk sent ya.

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Postby massimo » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:42 pm

Learned wrote:Hey, soon you'll be running this


There is a quote on that page:
"Run and Become. Become and Run. Run to sucked in the outer world. Become to proceed in the inner world." - Sri Chinmoy

Um, would that be succeed?

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Postby Oprah » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:49 pm

massimo wrote:
Learned wrote:Hey, soon you'll be running this


There is a quote on that page:
"Run and Become. Become and Run. Run to sucked in the outer world. Become to proceed in the inner world." - Sri Chinmoy

Um, would that be succeed?

You piqued my curiousity, but when I went to the site it said succeed.

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Postby Oprah » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:51 pm

Oprah wrote:
massimo wrote:
Learned wrote:Hey, soon you'll be running this


There is a quote on that page:
"Run and Become. Become and Run. Run to sucked in the outer world. Become to proceed in the inner world." - Sri Chinmoy

Um, would that be succeed?

You piqued my curiousity, but when I went to the site it said succeed.


Nevermind. It says succeed in the bottom banner, but it does say sucked in the preceeding citation.

Any recommendations on a good optometrist?

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Postby massimo » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:21 pm

Oh, heh, I didn't see the correct version at the bottom of the page, just the incorrect, more entertaining version...

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Postby Cory Schmidt » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:03 am

Movin Shoes - The new location is a lot nicer inside, they have a decent selection and fairly knowledgeable staff. Their prices are the best of any of Madison's running stores

Fleet Feet - Nice store, helpful staff, fair selection. Their prices are high

Berkely Running Company - Looks nice from the outside but I have not been in it yet. Being that it is in the Hilldale area I'm guessing that their prices are high

Endurance House - I haven't been in here either. It's a triathlon store so their selection of running shoes may not be as good as that of a running specific store.

New Balance/Morgan's - Insanely high prices - sometimes OVER msrp. I've also found their sales staff to be less than helpful.

If you know what you want and don't need a lot of help Rogan's Shoes has a pretty good running shoe selection and has decent prices (often has a buy one get one 50% off sale)

If you really know what you want you can find shoes online at Eastbay, RoadRunnersports, Kelly's Runnign Warehouse, etc. often for very good prices.

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Postby Cory Schmidt » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:05 am

Learned wrote:
barney wrote:
I think I will stop by Movin' Shoes, since they're sorta in my 'hood. Like most Eastsiders, I don't want to go to the West Side if don't absolutely have to...


I didn't want to say it.

Hey, soon you'll be running this


Last month was their 6 and 10 day Self Transcendance races in NY. A very interesting group to say the least.


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