1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Way way O/T Gym shoes

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by wayneo, Jan 23, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,002
    Hey guys, I've been working out on a tread-mill since the end of December. The old flat soled basketball shoes that I have are not working. A girl that works at the gym suggested I get some Cross-trainers?

    What is a good brand/style that won't cost me a fortune? Thanks.

    Wayneo, not Wayno
     
  2. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Messages:
    8,358
    Location:
    Nashville Tn
    Check this site out, do a little research, and buy quality shoes.
     
  3. steveziv

    steveziv Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    186
    Location:
    MD
    New Balance - They don't have a bunch of celebrity spokesmen or brand a wide range of sporting goods, they just make very comfortable, good looking trainers at a fair price.
     
  4. joneseboy

    joneseboy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    127
    New Balance for sure. And some are made in the USA. Check the insole
     
  5. trim tab

    trim tab Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,424
    Location:
    Las vegas
    New Balance are great shoes. I use them to shoot in also
     
  6. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,086
    I also vote for New Balance.

    Hauxfan!
     
  7. Martinpicker

    Martinpicker Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,177
    Take a look at Saucony. In my opinion, New Baloance makes good cross trainers that will double as casual shoes with jeans...or shooting shoes...but if you want a running type shoe, my choice is Saucony or Asics. (Saucaony is cheaper.) Martinpicker
     
  8. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,854
    Location:
    Northeastern MD @ the top o the Bay
    Cant help you,..this is unfamiliar territory for most trapshooters who only run to A)A buffet B)a beer tent C) an outhouse
     
  9. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    5,418
    Location:
    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    Merrell...
     
  10. Shooting Sailor

    Shooting Sailor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,084
    New Balance. The Saucony and Asics I tried shredded my heels, because the material lining the heel cup was laid horizontally, not vertically. They did this even when used for walking slowly, not just when running. I have never had any sort of problem with New Balance, be it fit, comfort, or durability.
     
  11. chiefjon

    chiefjon Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,376
    Location:
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    I have worn Brooks for 40 years. They may cost a bit more, but the cusioning and fit are worth it.

    JON
     
  12. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Messages:
    8,358
    Location:
    Nashville Tn
    BTW, I still run, do a lot of aerobics and working out, use New Balance exclusively. Figure out what type you need, will depend on your feet, pronation, supination, etc.

    The above site will help.
     
  13. leftex

    leftex Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,173
    Location:
    South of Dallas
    New Balance shoes were great when they were made in the US. The chinese made shoes don't seem to be of the same quality as the US made models.
     
  14. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,522
    Location:
    Blackshear, Georgia
    Calvin, you cracked me up. After I finally stopped laughing I gave it some thought and realized that your response was too close to the truth. LOL Jackie B.
     
  15. crusha

    crusha TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,762
    The higher end New Balance are still made in the U.S. - they claim it's about 25% of what they sell - and seem to work good to me.


    Depending what you're doing, good socks are important too.
     
  16. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,854
    Location:
    Northeastern MD @ the top o the Bay
    My bad Jack..hope you didn't get nothing in your keyboard
     
  17. Gold Medal

    Gold Medal Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    343
    Whatever shoe you finally select,perform this simple test before you buy them.

    Try to bend one of the shoes in half, toe to heel. If the toe will touch the heel do not buy them as they have no "last" to support the arch in your feet.

    There are many cheap running/tennis shoes that have no "last" built in them. That is why they are cheap.

    If the front section of the shoe bends back but the arch remains rigid, they have a last in them.

    The last supports your arch better and helps you avoid plantar fasciitis. (painful foot problem.)

    This info came from a podiatrist.
     
  18. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    8,371
    New Balance for sure, have some Nikes and they are not as comfortable ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  19. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    6,236
    If you have a bad back make sure the New Balance shoes are the motion control type,with stabilicore

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  20. gdbabin

    gdbabin TS Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,461
    Shoes--who needs shoes???


    I do it barefooted--on my own tread mill that is.


    Guy B.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.