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Old 18th July 2009, 23:39   #166
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got my third pair of hush puppies today - sandals - to replace my first pair - they'd lasted over 2 years of rough use.
the second one, a pair of shoes did not last long. the rats in our house liked them more than i did

I'd never thought I'd feel this way about footwear, but I've never worn anything as comfortable as these
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Old 20th July 2009, 02:19   #167
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Hi guys,

I am planning to start running a parcours (obstacle) trail. Which mostly means I will be running on uneven wet ground, dirt, fallen tree branches etc. Most probably I won't be doing high speeds. I may also be doing it in sub zero temperatures in winters.

What should I look for? regular running shoes? hiking shoes? anything else?

I prefer dark colors. A link from amazon.com will be highly appreciated.
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What should I look for? regular running shoes? hiking shoes? anything else?
You should look for specialized trail running shoes. Check these out:

Trail Runner: Online Articles

Trail-Running Shoes Reviews | Outside Online

This is a very well known brand for "off road" running

Inov-8 Products Footwear Range

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Bought these on this saturday-
PUMA Men's Drift Cat II SF Sneaker

Very comfortable shoe.
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thanks vikram, unless you tell me there is a (snob?) value in inov-8, I will probably stick to new balance/adidas .

keen wasatch (new name again), seems to top this list.
Reviewed: Trail Running Shoes

I like that it has carbon-rubber outsole. but apparently it can leave black marks.
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thanks vikram, unless you tell me there is a (snob?) value in inov-8, I will probably stick to new balance/adidas .
Snob value might be only amongst other trail runners It's pretty much a specialized brand and regular sports people won't even recognize it.
I'm not such a big fan of either New Balance or Adidas. Their products in India aren't all that great, but to be fair, the choice isn't that vast either. Adidas and Puma simply look too dated; nothing really different from 2 decades ago. For me, Nike is no.1, followed by Reebok, for regular use. I know New Balance and Adidas do make some good specialized shoes, so if you like any, go for it!

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thanks vikram, unless you tell me there is a (snob?) value in inov-8, I will probably stick to new balance/adidas .
I'm not really a trail runner (strictly pavement and treadmill only), but I know Nike has their ACG (All Climate Gear) range of trail running shoes. New Balance also has a trail running line. I once had a pair of New Balance trail running shoes (bought in Canada, I don't think they were available in India then) that I used for both ordinary casual wear and for occasional running on Bangalore's unpaved, muddy and potholed pavements , and boy were those shoes durable! They lasted me more than five years. Really comfortable as well, if a bit heavy. Merrell, Mizuno and Brooks are other brands that I have heard are good for trail running.

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My physio says we shouldn't use a shoe for over 6 months of daily use.
Apparently,it loses structure.
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My physio says we shouldn't use a shoe for over 6 months of daily use.
Apparently,it loses structure.
This is one of the ways people make money.

Good shoes loose structure within a week and get adjusted to your foot dimensions. Bad shoes retain structure and damage your foot (trying to modify your foot to its structure ).
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Looks nice IMO.
Price and Aldo is in GK or?
Around 6k and the showroom is in Select Citywalk.
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any one knows where to get a good pair of jordans in bangalore? my old ones from dubai are getting worn out and i dont trust marathalli goods.
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I think Woodlands are the best. All weather, decently priced.
Woodland Shoes Suck on Snow. They slip like crazy. Never venture on a serious trekking with Woodland.
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Sigh. All you lucky people.
I have to cram my feet into size 13 (US) coz thats the biggest size available, that too if I search hard! I had been comfortably wearing size 14 Reeboks that i got from outside india three years back. But sadly, now their sole had started to come off and besides, i was getting bored with them as well.
After trying numerous places, finally found a shop where i got to try out some size 13s. So, picked up two pairs, both Nike. One is Air Max something and the other i dont even know. But, if the shoe fits, then i will wear it, as i dont have a choice.
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got my third pair of hush puppies today - sandals - to replace my first pair - I'd never thought I'd feel this way about footwear, but I've never worn anything as comfortable as these
Completely agree Greenhorn. Got my 4th pair of Hush Puppies this weekend. These ones are the lightest I have worn so far and very comfortable (as usual). Costed me Rs 3699
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Picked these this weekend-
adidas Menís Microbounce- FH 08 Running Shoe

Extremely comfortable and a delight while running.
Cost - 7999 INR.
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