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I am 33 years old man writing from Turkey..I find this site while surfing in internet..
I am running in concrete ground for 3 months and for last one month I make a daily routine of exercise...Recently I have an ache on my left slight downside of my patella..After some research in Internet I concluded that it is because the concrete surface effect..I renewed my shoes by a runner shoe New Balance 768..But the ache doubled now the same problem with my right leg..
Today I learned that infact what I shall look for is not running shoes but the best cushioned shoe not running shoe specifically..
In conclusion what I am looking for is the shoe recommendation used for running on concrete...Please keep in mind that I have no other choice than running on concrete and I run for fitness not for race..My number 1 priority is not speed but to have routine running on concrete for my health and fitness(1.84 m 91 kg)
Any help will be appreciated..Sorry for bad English:)
Note:you can also tell me the keywords that I shall search in internet for am shoe type..Thank you..
 

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Hi there.

First well done on your English, it is very good.

I am no expert but could it be the shoes you have bought are wrong for you. In the UK we can go to specialist shops who will advise on the right type of shoe. Do you have this in Turkey.

As to the Internet hopefully someone will be along who can offer some advise.

Cheers

Giles
 

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Hrun said:
Hi there.

First well done on your English, it is very good.

I am no expert but could it be the shoes you have bought are wrong for you. In the UK we can go to specialist shops who will advise on the right type of shoe. Do you have this in Turkey.

As to the Internet hopefully someone will be along who can offer some advise.

Cheers

Giles
Thank you Giles for the feedback.
First of all we dont have such specialist shops in Turkey..So I shall do my own evaluation and decide what to buy myself no way around...
What is unfortunate is that when I search for running on concrete shoes..I have the impression that noone is running on concrete or noone running on concrete has anyhting on internet so that I can understand how to find the proper shoes..Last I may not know what to search because I dont know enough terminology..
One friend of mine adviced me to buy Reebok DMX cushioned shoes..That will absorb the impact of concrete but my final decision is to act after proper research...Because I dont want to make another mistake due to acting quickly..
 

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so far as key words go, try

running shoe cushioned specialist road
 

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Hi Anka, your english is great :)

Did you go from not running at all to now running every day? A lot of aches are caused by doing too much running, maybe you could try running 3-4 times a week and do more when you are ready?

For shoes, it could be that your feet have high arches, or that your foot rolls inwards a little bit. A lot of peoples' feet do this, it causes similar aches. It might be good to try and find stability shoes, and see if they feel more comfortable. A few keywords are Stability or Pronation.

hope that helps! :)
 

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Take a look at Sorbothane inserts. I have problems in my right leg after an accident that shattered my leg and ankle and left me on crutches for 9 months (obviously not a running injury!), and I now use sobothane inserts in my Mizuno waves (which I had been advised to get to help with my leg after a gait test) to help with the impact from running on concrete.

HTH

M

PS) Your English is far far better than my Turkish!
 

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First of all thank you scr8pe,I searched whole day of your keywords...
Thank you BASE813 (tesekkur ederim)I searched them but they are not available in Turkey..Neither mizuno nor Sorbothane inserts..I guess they are not sold in Turkey..

Katten said:
Hi Anka, your english is great :)

Did you go from not running at all to now running every day? A lot of aches are caused by doing too much running, maybe you could try running 3-4 times a week and do more when you are ready?

For shoes, it could be that your feet have high arches, or that your foot rolls inwards a little bit. A lot of peoples' feet do this, it causes similar aches. It might be good to try and find stability shoes, and see if they feel more comfortable. A few keywords are Stability or Pronation.

hope that helps! :)
Katten,my english become better if I can not find proper shoes:)
I started to run from a walking Routine...And then increased the time and frequency of my running exercise(in weekends 2 session:embarrassed:ne in the morning the other in the afternoon)..I was determined to run and for my health and fitness..
The route is concrete a park near our house the route is uphill and downhill..
My mistake was for sure I didnt use proper shoe..I did run excessively...


My todays research says the best shoe that I can use on road on concrete is Asics Gel kayano and Adidas Supernova..
And I find this comparison chart that make everything in my mind more confusing at the end of the day..Sometimes excessive information makes one confused and one fails what to decide:)...http://www.wasatchrunningcenter.com/shoes.htm

Which one is what I shall look for..I dont know..

LIGHT

NEUTRAL



LIGHT

STABILITY



NEUTRAL

CUSHIONING




NEUTRAL

MAXIMUM

CUSHIONING





MODERATE

STABILITY






MAXIMUM

CUSHIONING










MOTION

CONTROL
Anyway I will go on tomorrow..Thanks for all helps..
 

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Hi anka01

Welcome to RF, I hope you get the shoes you need soon and are able to continue running.


TT :d
 

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Please no!
The wet foot test is NOT accurate!
I agree with you but

... Yeah, you may as well be reading tea leaves and tarot cards as aids to choosing your running shoes!
That is exactly what is happening at the moment. His list included everytype of of shoe available and he has no idea how to narrow it down. I was simply trying to give him a very basic method of at least doing a small check which might point in the right direction. Its got to be better than getting motion control if they arent needed.
 

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momorris said:
I agree with you but



That is exactly what is happening at the moment. His list included everytype of of shoe available and he has no idea how to narrow it down. I was simply trying to give him a very basic method of at least doing a small check which might point in the right direction. Its got to be better than getting motion control if they arent needed.

Apologies MM, no offence meant. ;) I was just being flippant.... As usual.
Bad habit of mine, I'm afraid. :embarrassed:
 

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steepler said:
Go for a 2E fitting in a New Balance 1062.
Thank you...But I can not buy new balance because there is only one shop selling it and I will not go there again..
If your advice is nike,adidas,reebok,asics..It is easier for me to find because it is sold in Turkey..whereas brooks,mizuno,new balance,saucano..Theye are very very rare...


And if you please give me many advice I am not sure I can find everything in ankara(Turkeys capital)Thank you..
 

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Well anka, if you can get Nike shoes, I'd suggest a pair of Pegasus. I've tried many other models, but I always seem to come back to that one. Never had a bad pair of those. Remember that it's just a suggestion though. I have no way of knowing if they will be the right shoe for you.
It can be hard to advise someone about suitable running shoes. Most people have usually arrived at their favourite model/brand after having run in several other types first; and so, many suggestions are made from a personal preference and may not be right for you. :(
 

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Well anka, if you can get Nike shoes, I'd suggest a pair of Pegasus. I've tried many other models, but I always seem to come back to that one. Never had a bad pair of those. Remember that it's just a suggestion though. I have no way of knowing if they will be the right shoe for you.
It can be hard to advise someone about suitable running shoes. Most people have usually arrived at their favourite model/brand after having run in several other types first; and so, many suggestions are made from a personal preference and may not be right for you. :(
Pedestrian thank you for your feedback..I will use every knowledge every experience and decide accordingly..I am an analytic person who will decide all parameters...Therefore feel free to suggest anything..It helps me lot to decide..There is no "absolute right" in that decision...Making another mistake is also an option as all human being..But in ayway in every mistake we learn something..

Ok let me summarize the situation.
I need a shoe recommendation..My foot is normal foot in wet test..I run on concrete.The shoe shall be proper to run on concrete..My foot is wide.If recommendation is of adidas,nike,asics and reebok.The opportunity of me to find it will be more..Please tell me lots of recommendation so that I can find in Turkey.Thank you...
 

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Pedestrian - no offence ever taken. I am new here and new to running so I respect the opinion of yourself and others.
 

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anka01 said:
Thank you...But I can not buy new balance because there is only one shop selling it and I will not go there again..
If your advice is nike,adidas,reebok,asics..It is easier for me to find because it is sold in Turkey..whereas brooks,mizuno,new balance,saucano..Theye are very very rare...


And if you please give me many advice I am not sure I can find everything in ankara(Turkeys capital)Thank you..
Try and get an Adidas Supernova. Nice shoe that will last longer on concrete than the pegasus.
 
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