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This ugly sneaker trend has to die

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I work from home so most days I spend in socks and tracksuit pants. When I have to go out I wear a pair of grey Asics, denims and t-shirts.

I've worn my 12 year old "decent" shoes twice this year, both times to weddings.
 

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Yes but those are long distance running shoes with built in stability for people who pronate and are expensive. They had better be comfy.
I got horrible blisters on my instep when jogging and therefore avoided running. Moved to the city and joined colleagues with parkruns. When my blisters, got blisters from running two weekends in a row, I decided to hell with it and got those.
Blister free runs since. I also wear them for gym. They are super comfy.
Tl;dr, I pronate, they work great.
 

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Define "expensive" please lol
They were R2500. Compared to the "expensive" R1000 Nike shoes I had before, it was relatively expensive, as even my work formal shoes, or casual sneakers or slops, come in cheaper than the Nike shoes. I got two good years of gym out of the Nike pair but zero good years of running out of them. They are still in good condition if ever I need them for something.
These are well worth it though and I'd wear them all day if I had to be in shoes and could choose. I prefer to be barefoot at home though.
 

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They were R2500. Compared to the "expensive" R1000 Nike shoes I had before, it was relatively expensive, as even my work formal shoes, or casual sneakers or slops, come in cheaper than the Nike shoes. I got two good years of gym out of the Nike pair but zero good years of running out of them. They are still in good condition if ever I need them for something.
These are well worth it though and I'd wear them all day if I had to be in shoes and could choose. I prefer to be barefoot at home though.
I have very bad over pronation was going to get asics but got told to try brooks if what you saying is decent and comfy I am all for trying :)
 

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I have very bad over pronation was going to get asics but got told to try brooks if what you saying is decent and comfy I am all for trying :)
I went in store, they put me on a treadmill and filmed how I step. Then recommend the shoe.
I was very hesitant and afraid that it wouldn't work, as it felt WEIRD compared to what I'm used to. I was sufficiently in pain and discomfort though and decided to take a leap of faith.
You can always go fit in store for a start?

Would a visit to a podiatrist (if you haven't yet?) not be the best place to start?
 

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Dude podiatrist foot specialist foot morons I have been to all ;) .
 

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I have very bad over pronation was going to get asics but got told to try brooks if what you saying is decent and comfy I am all for trying :)
Each brand has their pros and cons. Each fit a different type of foot. You can say brand X is better than brand Y because one may suit someone else better.

I dig Adidas for their cut but they can be very narrow. I had two pairs of the Kopa Mondial football cleats. No need. One pair will last you 5 years.

My Adidas Matchcourt shoes are some of the best shoes I’ve ever had and have replaced my daily driver takkies.

My running shoes were the ASICS Nimbus, but I actually need an anti pronation shoe, so the Nimbus don’t work well. I get really bad knee pain.
 

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I went in store, they put me on a treadmill and filmed how I step. Then recommend the shoe.
I was very hesitant and afraid that it wouldn't work, as it felt WEIRD compared to what I'm used to. I was sufficiently in pain and discomfort though and decided to take a leap of faith.
You can always go fit in store for a start?

Would a visit to a podiatrist (if you haven't yet?) not be the best place to start?
Where do you stay? Just go to where I learnt my retail skills - it’s a franchise called “The Sweat Shop”. Shit name but top sales reps. Most of them run the comrades or have done many times.

Never ever go to a Podiatrist. Waste of time and money.
 

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Went to the Sportsman's Warehouse in Cresta
Go to the one on Jan Smuts. The owner still runs that one and it’s always well stocked.

That’s where I worked for 2 years during my degree and it taught me a ton...like how much working retail will drain the life out of you because humans.
 

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Went to Stadium Goods in NYC and saw a pair of Air Jordan’s for $60000... absolute madness


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I spoke to a runner at brooks head office and the gentleman advised that brooks
Each brand has their pros and cons. Each fit a different type of foot. You can say brand X is better than brand Y because one may suit someone else better.

I dig Adidas for their cut but they can be very narrow. I had two pairs of the Kopa Mondial football cleats. No need. One pair will last you 5 years.

My Adidas Matchcourt shoes are some of the best shoes I’ve ever had and have replaced my daily driver takkies.

My running shoes were the ASICS Nimbus, but I actually need an anti pronation shoe, so the Nimbus don’t work well. I get really bad knee pain.
The Asics meta runs are fab will cost around 4500 last I checked at the Asics store in mall of africa
 

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I spoke to a runner at brooks head office and the gentleman advised that brooks


The Asics meta runs are fab will cost around 4500 last I checked at the Asics store in mall of africa
Haha. R4500. Bru, google ASICS GT2000 ZA and that’s all the shoe you’ll need.
 

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My Friday kit.
I actually like those a lot but I'm a sucker for white shoes. How much and where?

Asics Tigers are on sale through Superbalist but they only have tiny sizes for men, UK 6 and 7.

I saw this for sale and the discount just speaks World’s as to how much no one wants it
 
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Maybe I’m biased because of the combination of blue and orange, I love that combo, but these are running shoes I could quite easily wear as casual shoes.
 

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These are Addidas Yeezy 350 v2 cream white.


You may be able to find them at retail just don't know where?

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Holy fucking shit, no way an I spending R5K on those.

Fuck that for an idea. I’m outy.
 

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Holy fucking shit, no way an I spending R5K on those.

Fuck that for an idea. I’m outy.
R5k, so basically kak ugly shoes or a 2nd hand 1080 / 40" TV...lol

Wish there was one of those "how much do these cost to make" vid's on these ugly ass shoes.... Like you get on the Beats products.
 

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R5k, so basically kak ugly shoes or a 2nd hand 1080 / 40" TV...lol

Wish there was one of those "how much do these cost to make" vid's on these ugly ass shoes.... Like you get on the Beats products.
Funny enough, Beats by .Dre products have improved over the time period.

Sure, they aren’t what I’d want in a pair of headies and they probably cost next to $5 to make but they have worked on improving them.

The drivers are better and there is a focus on better bass but a few channels have found people who prefer that to regular headphones.

I’m with you on the cost of the shoes too. They probably cost more in RND and marketing than actual parts but hey, if it fits, I sits.

Proper running shoes rely on good basic features and some marketing with key athletes, rather than paying the entire team of Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea to come out of the team bus, wearing your product.
 

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I went into an Adidas LifeStyle shoe store this past weekend to look at their ugly shoes.

I found a pair that I’d never seen before and ask the sales reps “why does this exist?”. Their answer “we don’t know, we’ve never sold a pair”.

LoL
 

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