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Old 11-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
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need a new pair of shoes(not VFF, already have those)

Have to replace a pair of my nike free 7.0 crosstrainers as they are starting to finally wear down. This pair will be my main work shoe and occasional training shoe at times, so looking for something comparable to my old nike free. I have been looking at the nike 5.0 id from the site, but not so sure I want to spend 110 on them.


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Old 11-12-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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Re: need a new pair of shoes(not VFF, already have those)

I'm a big fan of Puma K Streets and Salohs. Both are only about $60. Very lightweight, breathable, flat soled, minimalist cushioning and support. I had a pair of Salohs that I wore out then got a pair of K Streets which I like even better as far as fit and comfort go. They give your feet a little more protection than VFFs but are good choices when you have to do stuff like go from cleans to box jumps to running all in one workout. I also have some Vans Old Skools that I got when my Chuck Taylors wore out, and if you've got a wider foot the Vans will probably fit you a lot better.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:49 PM   #3
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Re: need a new pair of shoes(not VFF, already have those)

actually my foot is pretty narrow. Looking for a shoe that meets that need. I hated my wide nike crosstrainer shoes(ones I had previous to the frees) as I would get too much lateral movement in them.

I have been looking at the puma k street a bit now, and that seems like another good choice. I heard adidas sambas were mentioned as a good shoe as well.

I just want a minimalist shoe. I find these to be easier on my feet than any normal cushioned shoe.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:37 PM   #4
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Re: need a new pair of shoes(not VFF, already have those)

You might want to look at Jingas.
I've got myself a pair that I've worn for a couple weeks now. It's basically a thin piece of rubber with (what I assume to be) a cotton body. They're quite comfortable and curling up your feet actually causes the shoe to flex so its pretty dang close to being barefoot.

http://www.jingashop.com/jinga_shop.asp (WFS)

It's about as minimalist as you can get. I can't comment on how long they last but they run around $60 and it supports charities in Brazil.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:58 PM   #5
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Re: need a new pair of shoes(not VFF, already have those)

http://www.zappos.com/onitsuka-tiger-by-asics WFS

I own these and they are thin, flat soled, good for pose with a little arch support.

I deadlift, run and do metcons in them. I do oly's and squats in weightlifting shoes.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:16 PM   #6
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Re: need a new pair of shoes(not VFF, already have those)

i'm selling 2 pairs of barely used h streets if you're interested. they are narrow so may work well for you. i've moved from cf to ss so i don't use them. they are 10.5 if i recall.

send me a pm if interested.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:21 PM   #7
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Re: need a new pair of shoes(not VFF, already have those)

Crossfit Fredericton, the Bainbridge's gym, advertised these shoes "Salomon xa pro 3d ultra" as being perfect for when you have to do a WOD that requires Running plus deadlifting. In other words, they are supposedly good for running but also provide a solid base from which to lift from. I googled those shoes though and they seem rather pricey.
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