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Post by Justin van der Spu » Thu, 05 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Which shoe would be the best buy for the use of running as well as aerobics?
and why?

Regards
JE van der Spuy

 
 
 

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Post by Sunshell » Thu, 05 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Which shoe would be the best buy for the use of running as well as aerobics?
>and why?

any good brand name crosstrainer.

 
 
 

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Post by Sam Call » Thu, 05 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Depends on how serious one is about both.  As with most things that are
hybrids, the product is not ideal for either.  Cross trainers lack sufficient
cushioning for running.

If you are going to do much of each, I suggest getting good shoes for each.

(Of course, I once worked in retail so I guess my roots still shine through on
occasion!).

Quote:

>>Which shoe would be the best buy for the use of running as well as aerobics?
>>and why?

>any good brand name crosstrainer.


 
 
 

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Post by godo » Thu, 05 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Depends on how serious one is about both.  As with most things that are
>hybrids, the product is not ideal for either.  Cross trainers lack sufficient
>cushioning for running.

>If you are going to do much of each, I suggest getting good shoes for each.

I second that. I used to run in cross trainers. It worked fine as long as I
kept my mileage relatively low, but whenever I did decent mileage I would
get shin splints. Then I got dedicated running shoes, and not only did the
shin splints go away, but my times improved significantly as well.

If you do aerobics regularly, running shoes probably wouldn't give you
enough lateral support or enough cushion for the front of your foot (since
aerobics involves a lot of bouncing on the balls of your feet).

So if you do both activities regularly, a pair of shoes for each would be
more comfortable and potentially less injurious.

Quote:
>(Of course, I once worked in retail so I guess my roots still shine through on
>occasion!).

Give this same advice to someone who wants to jog a mile once a week and do
aerobics during a free trial week at Gold's - then you'd be a salesman! ;)

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Post by Tom Schipp » Thu, 05 Nov 1998 04:00:00

I wouldn't advise one pair of shoes for two activities that are so
different.  It would be a false savings and could cost you in injuries
and potential medical bills in the long run.  About the only sports
that I ever felt comfortable crossing shoes for were racquet ball and
volleyball.  A cross trainner won't give the benefits of either a true
rinning shoe or a true aerobics shoe.  IMHO cross trainers are a marketing
hype meant to sell shoes to individuals who might otherwise be buying
the discount store house brand tennis (but don't try playing tennins
in them) shoes.

Tom


: Which shoe would be the best buy for the use of running as well as aerobics?
: and why?

: Regards
: JE van der Spuy