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Old 08-30-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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I'm just curious what people spent on average. I went to a running shoe store yesterday just to look around. I've decided not to try to run again until I get some new shoes and looks like it's going to run me about 80-120 dollars, which is about what I expected. Unfortunately, I don't know when I'll be able to afford them
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Sounds about right....currently I am sticking with the Asics 2100 (oh heck ..that isnt the number anymore, but its the same series) and I think they are ~ $90. I joined the running club for the 15% discount even though I never run with the club. I go through about 5 pairs of shoes a year so 15% of that easily covers the membership fee. Plus tack on 15% off gu for me and dh and some clothing.

I know there are online places you can get them cheaper, but I like the service. I figure with the discount it washes out.
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I recently bought a pair of the Asics Landreth running shoes for around $90. Proper sneakers are expensive, but they have an important job, so it's worth it.
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If you get fitted at a running store, that is how much they cost?

I always thought, for some reason, if you went to a running store and got fitted for a proper running shoe that it would cost you a lot more than that, closer to $200. I was thinking it'd be nice to get properly fitted for a shoe but I wasn't willing to spend nearly $200 for it. Even if I don't run, I do quite a bit of walking and what not.
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I just got a new pair of Brooks last week- they were around $80 (with the running club discount; $90 without). I asked for a cheaper suggestion and he pulled a pair of Addidas that were aroung $50.

Nelie, at specialty running stores the fitting is just part of the service of the store. Most running shoes I've noticed are in the $80-$120 range.
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Jen,

Thanks, I may head to a store sometime soon then (or maybe after winter, hoping to lose a few lbs, hoping my feet will shrink a bit more).

I tried on some Adidas shoes at Costco the other day, they were $30 but not a good fit for me, unfortunately. Too bad, they were incredibly cute.
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I wear asics Cumulus, the price varies depending where I get them from. RRP is about £70 (not sure what that is in dollars), but if I hunt around online I can get the old version for as little as £40. Because I know exactly what I want I can shop online without too much worrying. I haven't actually tried the new version yet, I think it's a bit more expensive and as I'm perfectly happy with the old ones I'll keep on buying up stocks of those until I can't find them any more.
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The Adidas ones that I bought at Christmas time were NZ$150. They weren't the best fit that I could get, but they were really good. The best shoes for me are Asics 2120 which cost NZ$250 which I bought last week with my bonus.

I found them online for US$84 - or about N$120, so I'm tossing up whether I want to buy a pair online and see what the price is including P&P and any duty that needs to be paid.
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I paid $106 for a pair of Saucony and $86 for a pair of New Balance. I much prefer the Sauconys though. They have a particularly wide toe area with a narrow heel for my weird foot.
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I just bought a new pair today, for running outside. I paid $119 + tax for Nike Air Span+ 4's. Super - can't wait to run in them. My 'treadmill shoes' are asics, 1120's. Paid about $90 on sale.

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If you get fitted at a running store, that is how much they cost?

I always thought, for some reason, if you went to a running store and got fitted for a proper running shoe that it would cost you a lot more than that, closer to $200. I was thinking it'd be nice to get properly fitted for a shoe but I wasn't willing to spend nearly $200 for it. Even if I don't run, I do quite a bit of walking and what not.
Running stores do not charge for fitting, however they dont carry the cheap shoes by the same manufacturers and they charge full MSRP (other stores may undersell slightly).

I have a friend who went to a running store and was upset that I sent her there because she didnt feel the shoes fit her any better than her $40 costco shoes.....except she had to replace her costco ones after only 150 miles...
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I got my New Balance brand running shoes from TJ Maxx for only around $20! I've run so many miles in them and I am SO PLEASED with the purchase.
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Mine are Adidas, and they are $90. I was married to Asics for a while and could get them on ebay or Eastbay for more reasonably prices, but then they started to make my toes go numb. Not cool.

I had a proper fitting at the running store and was very happy that I did. They last a reasonable time, and they are comfy.
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Yup, $80 - $120 sounds about right. But good running shoes are absolutely worth every penny. My first pair of running shoes weren't big enough in the toe box and I wound up with a dead toenail, ugh - wish I had gone for a professional fitting immediately. I am currently running in Mizunos that I like a lot, they are $120 at the running store, I've found them for a little less online.
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