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Old 08-29-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
Lisa Walker
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Chuck Taylors OK for Running?

Hey, Gang,

I use my Chucks for every CF WOD and love that flat sole, but I'm wondering if you think they are safe for the longer runs featured in some WODs. I am using the POSE technique to the best of my ability and on shorter runs the Chuck's seem fine. No pain anywhere. I have my Aasics running shoes which I normally love for running longer distances, but it will cost me time to switch shoes in the middle of "Murph" which I'm getting ready to do today.

Your thoughts?

Lisa

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Old 08-29-2008, 01:46 PM   #2
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Re: Chuck Taylors OK for Running?

Semi useless response but if it feels good it's ok.

I'm not sure I could run in a chucks today but I certainly did when I was younger and they worked just fine. Certainly not any kind of competition shoe but just fine for cross country type running. Now I'm a 3E New Balance sissy high tech kind of guy but I'm also 50 pounds heavier and 25 years older.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:08 PM   #3
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Re: Chuck Taylors OK for Running?

I would not run in chucks, use your running shoes. The un-compressibility of chucks is going to do your knees no favours. Also, running shoes typically have a higher heel that propels you forward.

Try some lace locks for putting your shoes on quickly. If triathletes can change shoes in the middle of a race, you can change 'em in the middle of a workout.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:13 PM   #4
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Re: Chuck Taylors OK for Running?

Once you buy Vibram Five Fingers you will NEVER go back!!!
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:35 PM   #5
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Re: Chuck Taylors OK for Running?

Thanks, Guys. All great responses. I'm not exactly a spring chicken and at 43, might be best for me to just switch to my running shoes for the running portion. I have to say I don't feel pain in my knees now that I've started to implement the pose technique......just wondering where the next little pain will pop up!

Have a nice holiday weekend and thanks again for taking the time to respond.

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Old 08-29-2008, 03:07 PM   #6
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Re: Chuck Taylors OK for Running?

Good minimalist shoes for running - also, why are you worried about switching shoes? Aren't Aasics (minimalist right?) good enough for squats, pull-ups, and push-ups?

I do most things in either minimalist footwear (jika-tabi) or weightlifting shoes. Not about to run in the latter, though.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:26 PM   #7
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Re: Chuck Taylors OK for Running?

i dont know but im about to throw my running shoes in the trash after running in my vans the other day. they are like chucks in that the sole is flat everywhere. i never felt better running and had no splints for once. it was awesome! dont know what that would do for everyone else though but it was nice to not have the knees so tortured. could also be just the crossfit shaping my legs better and getting them used to running again. could also be the over 20 lbs i dont have weighing me down anynmore either. i dunno. i like flat shoes though. might have to look into those five fingers
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:58 PM   #8
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Re: Chuck Taylors OK for Running?

No.
Running barefoot would be better. Chucks will tear up your feet.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:43 PM   #9
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Re: Chuck Taylors OK for Running?

No need to change your shoes in the middle of a workout - Chucks are more than fine for running, especially for someone running POSE. You can't run heel-toe in them because it hurts, and that is a good thing. You also can't land with your feet in front of you because your foot will slide on the sole and hurt, and that is also a good thing.

Also, Rocky runs in Chucks.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:39 PM   #10
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Re: Chuck Taylors OK for Running?

I would definitely not recommend running in traditional running shoes. Chucks are perferable to those. Search around for POSE running to find out why. Basically cushy running shoes encourage heal striking, which is not a good way to run. Ideally we'd all run barefoot. But in the real world, minimalist shoes (like your chucks or my adidas sambas) are the way to go.

EDIT: I just noticed that the poster in front of me basically just said the same thing. Sorry for the time waster...
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