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Can anyone recommend hiking/ running shoes?

By January 20, 2009 - 6:50pm
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I really need a good recommendation for some hiking and/or running shoes, preferably something that is good for cross training and hiking both.
I get shin splints and also, generally want to keep from having any issues down the line, as I hike every day and work out many times a week.

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I've run several marathons and just did a half-marathon while wearing Saucony running shoes. I've loved that brand since I bought my first pair about 30 years ago. But the reason I love them so much is because I have very narrow feet, and they fit my feet way better than, say, Nike, which tend to run wide. Like Alysiak mentioned, this is a very personal choice based on your foot shape, arch, and other needs. It's great if you can go to a sports store where they have knowledgeable staff who can help fit your feet to a particular shoe.

January 21, 2009 - 1:02pm

While any one of us might be able to recommend hiking or running shoes, the recommendations may not be best for you. Our feet aren't generic, after all.

Personally, I go to REI for outdoor sports gear, and I prefer Mizuno Wave for my running shoes.

If at all possible, you should be properly fitted by a running store for running shoes. By the same token, you should seek the advice of someone at an outdoor fitters for hiking shoes. These are not interchangeable with running, or even trail running, shoes.

You mentioned shin splints. Shin splints are the result of over-stride and weak calf muscles. Ill-fitting shoes can also contribute to this injury. Just because your shoes feel fine does not mean they are correct for your foot, especially considering the issues you're having. Are you warming up prior to your hikes and workouts? Are you stretching afterwards?

Hope this helps.

Shin Splints, Wikipedia

Shin Splints, MedicineNet.com

January 20, 2009 - 8:04pm
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