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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/22/11 7:07 PM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I have been using Vibram mocassins and loved them for Insanity. I just bought a pair of Nike Shox for TurboFire. For running, I use New Balance Run Tones. It's all a matter of what fits your foot best. We all have different shapes and needs!
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/22/11 8:29 PM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I have the Adidas Climacool ride shoes. They are comparable to the Nike Free style shoes. However, they move better in the arc area of the foot. I love love love them!!! I use them for walking and running and just finished Insanity with them as well. They are super light weight (less than a pound together) and very breathable. I was committed to Nike Shoxx, because that's what I see everyone, including Chalene, wearing in the videos, but they are so stiff and heavy that my feet cramp up and cause me to have to stop from all the pivoting and bouncing. I have not had one problem with my Adidas shoes. I would absolutely suggest them to any and everyone. Also, they're not super expensive! ;) Give them a try, you'll love them, I PROMISE!!
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/23/11 6:13 AM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
OMG Nailah You are hilarious!! If you do that in the store make sure someone records it!! I live in NY too!! A good shoe is going to be an essential with winter right around the corner. Most of the people on the TF videoes wear nike shoks. I have a pair of Nike airs and the are soooo comfy!! When I put them on in the store I did not want to take them off! Hope you get the perfect shoe for you and let us know what you pick and how well the work for you!!
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/23/11 6:53 AM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I use Vibram5 Fingers and I love them!!!
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/23/11 7:12 AM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I have been wondering which shoes are best for me to do TF. I have a bad knee which I protect with my life!!! Right now I'm using Mizuno X10. However, I feel pain in my feet when doing the stretch segments when keeping the same position for an extended period of time.

From What I've read in this post, I think it's time to check out New Balance and Nike.

Thanks!!!!!
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/23/11 8:59 AM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I had New Balance cross trainer's and am now paying a high price for them. I developed plantar fascitiis from the lack of support they gave. Very painful and very long recovery. In my sneaker research I learned that cross-trainer's might not always be the best, because they try to do too many things and and end up not providing important elements. My PT took my cross trainers and basically rolled them up in a ball in his hands stating that they were not doing me any service. I did look at Asics and thought they were great. I really wanted them, but they were just not a good fit for my foot. Everyone is different and I ended up with Brooks Adrenaline which provide a good supportive base and cushioning. I also replaced the inserts with orthotics for better arch support. Powersteps and Smartfeet are two good brands to try. With all that jumping we need all the support and shock absorption we can get!
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/23/11 10:18 AM as a reply to JulieSebell.
Check out Roadrunner sports - I just found out they will let you return shoes within 6 months if you wear them and they don't work out for you! They have a whole set up in their stores - if you have one nearby you - with treadmills, etc, to find the right shoe for your workout.

I wish I would have known this before I spent literally hundreds trying to find the right shoes!
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/23/11 12:46 PM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
It really doesn't matter what we say unless we talk about the kind of feet we have. New Balances ALWAYS give me blisters but I have liked them enough to try different kinds. My feet prefer Nikes and Asics. For HiiT (and or Plyo) you have to remember you are landing on your toes and then down to your heel so DO NOT get running shoes....when you run you impact on your heel and push off with the toe. This Means the cushion for running shoes will be all towards the back with just about 'none' in the toe/ball area (opposite of what you need for HiiT).

If you have flat feet you need stabilizing shoes that have sturdy arch support and if you have high arch/ rigid feet you need cushioning shoes, lots of fluffy cushioning to take the impact when your feet aren't so giving....Definitely go to a pro shoe shop and get your feet figured out. Your shins, knees and back will thank you.
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/23/11 1:25 PM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
Here is one of our weekly tips:

If you are not wearing the appropriate shoes, or shoes that are too worn out~ you may cause injury instead of helping yourself. Read on:

According to Dr. Stephen M. Pribut, who specializes in sports medicine, "Failing to replace worn shoes is a major cause of running injuries." Thus, finding the right shoe for working out is an important endeavor to do once your running or aerobic sneakers are worn out. Unfortunately because the logistical and physiological needs of people vary so dramatically, there is no "perfect shoe" suitable for everyone. However, with a few simple steps you can come closer to finding the right shoe.

Difficulty: Moderate Instructions
things you'll need: Surface that will show a wet foot print

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Dip your foot in some water and press your foot firmly down on a surface that will show a wet footprint, such as a piece of cardboard or construction paper.

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Evaluate your footprint. If your heel and forefoot are connected by a wide band, you have a normal, or neutral arch. If the footprint shows practically the whole sole of the foot, you have an overpronated foot. If the band connecting the heel and the forefoot is thin or nonexistent, then you underpronate, or supinate.

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Determine which activity you'll be using these shoes for the most: running, aerobics, tennis or some other type of workout.

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Visit a reputable athletic shoe store. Tell the salesperson what type of feet you have (neutral, overpronator, or supinator) and what form of athletic activity you'll be doing the most in your shoes.

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Try on several pairs of shoes particularly for your foot and your form of athletic activity. Always put on both shoes, lace them up as you normally would and practice a few moves: if you're a runner, run in them, if you're an aerobic exerciser, do some squats, if you jump rope, start bouncing up in down in the store.

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Select the shoe that feels the best. Don't be tempted with two-for one deals with cheaper shoes that don't feel as good.



Read more: How to Find the Right Shoe for Working Out | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5932273_right-shoe-working-out.html#ixzz1L7ti1uA2


Have a super week!!
Lori & Thane Sisson
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/23/11 6:07 PM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I love my Saucony Progrid Kinvaras - I just bought my second pair tonight. They're super light, very flexible in the toes, but they have enough ankle support and stability for me.

They lasted me about three months. They get great reviews, but they do tend to wear out quickly. BUT - I've never found a shoe I like better for Turbo! I also bought some inserts tonight that will give a little extra cushion and should lengthen the life of the shoes another month or so.
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/24/11 6:33 AM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I wear Five Fingers TrekSports. I used to use sneakers but I found the Five Fingers allow for better advancement in my agility and foot strength. After wearing the Five Fingers working out, I am seeing new definition in both my calf muscles and feet. My posture improved and the jumping in all the different routines is much easier now.
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pair of shoes cross trainer
9/24/11 8:32 AM as a reply to CoachScottP.
The advice to use a cross trainer and NOT a running shoe is the BEST Answer to this question. Running shoes are NOT made for side to side "torque" movements.

So many folks are listing running shoes... when you do lateral, stop/go, jumping moves in a running shoe all you are doing is wearing out a pair of good running shoes and wasting money...it will make the running shoe feel loose on your foot WHEN you Run in them.

Have two pair of shoes...both will last longer- your body and wallet will thank you!
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9/24/11 9:10 AM as a reply to mnorrisX.
Has anyone used a volleyball or basketball shoe for TurboFire? I am considering a Asics or Mizuno volleyball shoe. Looking for more support, esp. the balls of my feet for jumping and lateral movement. Any ideas out there? Thanks! Deana
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/24/11 9:18 AM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I suggest going to a running/sneaker store. Have them analyze your gait. Let them know what workouts (plural) you do so they can pick out cross-trainers for you (for your different varieties of workouts) rather than just a running or walking sneaker.
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/24/11 10:56 AM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I would recommend Vibrams. You will have great balance and won't have to worry about twisting your ankle like you can with sneakers. I made the switch 10 months ago and will not use sneakers again. I use them for running as well, which will take about two months for your legs to get use to because you run on the balls of your feet, which is actually better for your legs, joints, etc. Hope this helps.
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/24/11 2:18 PM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I was using a good New Balance running shoe and it was not cutting it for Turbo Fire. My knees were hurting during and after the work out and my feet were hurting during the work out as well. I also have had lower back/hip issues. I was told my "posterior" muscle was too tight and causing me alot of discomfort. I went through a couple of sessions with the chiropractor and then started strengthening my core and am much better. I was about 35 pounds heavier than I am now and think it's funny that my problem was a "tight ass"....still need to drop 30-35 pounds to get the tight posterior for real! emoticon

Back to the shoes, I went to an athletic shoe store that evaluates how you walk/run in your shoes. They asked me what I would be doing in them and we went from there. I tried on different brands and did my Turbo Fire moves right there in the store. I have never been in a wide shoe before, but the one that fit me best (feels like a slipper) was the Asics Gel 1160, which comes in wide. I don't think it's necessarily a brand issue as much as a fit issue along with how your body & feet feel when you are in them. That means getting out there and trying on potentially alot of shoes. However, you will benefit from finding the shoes that when you put them on you know they're the right ones.
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/24/11 4:38 PM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I have tried a few different types of Nikes and while I like the cushion the lateral support is definitely missing. I took mine back and picked up a pair of New Balence (half the price of Nikes) and a pair of the athletic sole inserts. The NB are great and the inserts provide a little extra cushion and support. I have been wearing them for a month doing TF and haven't had any issues with my knees or going side to side.
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/25/11 12:09 AM as a reply to peacelovesweat.
I have been using Vibrams or barefeet!
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/25/11 7:57 AM as a reply to NailahRaqs.
I had the same question and always find myself looking at their feet too!!!
That's so funny.
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RE: Sneaker Advice for TF Please!!!!!
9/25/11 8:15 AM as a reply to peacelovesweat.
I found that trying different brands and styles is the way to go. Personally, I have every kind of athletic shoe and rotate them sometimes. I love Saucony, NB and Nike but use them all for many different exercises. I heard of runners rotating their shoes as early as every 3 months! Good luck and keep Brining It!
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