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AndrewS

Reebok running shoes

I have been running with ASICS(nimbus range) for a while now.
I am thinking of changing to Reebok premier range . I have run in Reebok before and never had problems with them. Has anyone tried the new Premier range. I want a shoe with more cushioning the the ASICS.
StuW

Consider Nike Vomero too... they are v soft, and the perfect model if you are running in the Nimbus.
ARBitrator

When I had all those problems with my Asics and I decided to swop brand I was going to go for NB. But after trying them on I just didn’t like the feel of the shoe. I use to run with Nike’s years ago and I didn’t even look at trying Nike’s. Then I fitted Reeboks and ADIDAS and between NB, Reebok and ADIDAS the ADIDAS just felt great for me.

Best is to go and try out all the brands. I've heard that Reebok had 30day money back guarantee on their shoes. So try them out.
Hugh Jars

Arbitrator wrote:
I've heard that Reebok had 30day money back guarantee on their shoes. So try them out.

One of life's impossible missions - getting that money back guarantee.
Sunshine tried a pair, and they were anything but soft.
A buddy of mine ran Comrades in them for the jacket, and he hasn't run in them again.

Best cushion shoe I've found is the Nike Vomero.  Zero blisters, but also nearly lasts zero kilometres   q21
Okay, the Nike's lifespan is not as long as Nimbus.  Adidas is also a good suggestion for comfort and extra padding.  I rate them ahead of Asics.
AndrewS

Just when i thought this was going to be a simple process. . Thanks so far for advice . Whatever I choose , i will use on the marathon in 4 weeks time.
Sunshine

AndrewS, speak to the guys at Run-a-way or one of the big running shops.  Most of them don't even sell Reebok.  That has gotta tell you something about Reebok.  i bought mine at Mr Price sport.  I tried to return them within 30 days (after running the Jacky Meckler in them and having bruised feet for weeks there after) and was told that Mr Price sport knows nothing about this deal!!  

I am running in Adidas now and loving them!
AndrewS

OK looks like it will be Addidas.
Any sugestions on the make or should I just ask Stein at Runaway ?
ARBitrator

I just been to Sportmans Warehouse. Bought a new pair Adidas RIDE
nielcillie

Arbitrator wrote:
I just been to Sportmans Warehouse. Bought a new pair Adidas RIDE


Do they have wheels (for the downhill run on the 24th)?
ARBitrator

nielcillie wrote:
Arbitrator wrote:
I just been to Sportmans Warehouse. Bought a new pair Adidas RIDE


Do they have wheels (for the downhill run on the 24th)?


I stay away from anything with little wheels
Slowpoke

From the advice here I would gather that I should stay away from Reebok.  I pronate and run in Asics GT2110 - Gt2130/40.  I am also thinking of changing brands as Asics are not soft enough.  Thought of Nike or Reebok.  Need a shoe that can add maaannnyyy miles.  Suggestions?
Slowpoke

BTW I'm HEAVY - 85kg's
ARBitrator

Slowpoke wrote:
BTW I'm HEAVY - 85kg's


Same here ..... I was 86kg's a few months ago ..... i'm sitting around 83kg's now. Hoping to get under 80kgs before comrades.
Slowpoke

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Slowpoke wrote:
BTW I'm HEAVY - 85kg's


Same here ..... I was 86kg's a few months ago ..... i'm sitting around 83kg's now. Hoping to get under 80kgs before comrades.


The plan is to be about 83 when comrades comes up.  Poppie reckon I'll look sick at 80 or less. q20 Problem is a rather well developed stomach muscle that's a bit heavy on tekkies.
nielcillie

Slowpoke wrote:
From the advice here I would gather that I should stay away from Reebok.  I pronate and run in Asics GT2110 - Gt2130/40.  I am also thinking of changing brands as Asics are not soft enough.  Thought of Nike or Reebok.  Need a shoe that can add maaannnyyy miles.  Suggestions?


I also run Asics GT2140s and I'm very happy with them, but then I don't have a huge experience repository to compare with.

The biggest gripe is that I'm getting very low mileage out of mine. The first pair was shot after 200kms. Asics replaced them for me. The second pair gave me 450km when they started feeling soft. Sweatshop reckons I should get another 100kms or so out of them.

Apparently the Ascis Kayonas are very soft but provides the same sort of support as the GT2140s. Sweatshop reckons I wouldn't get more  mileage out of them than the GT2140s though.

I tried on the Nike Triax 11, but that felt very hard compared to the Asics?
Slowpoke

Thanks, I'll try to get to sweatshop on the weekend and maybe try the Kayanos first.
Slowpoke

Oh - re mileage: My Gt2110 gave me about 900km so far and still run training runs in them.  The GT 2140 is on about 500km and needs replacing.  Not happy with the mileage on my "new" shoes as the "old" ones still outlast them (despite my toes sticking thorugh.)
Dimebag

By the sounds of things i've mostly been fortunate with my running shoes! Only shoes I wouldn't buy are Reebok. Had a pair for a month and returned them. I will only buy Asics, Nike or Adidas. Never had an issue with any of them.

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