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Do you buy them from a running store or an online store? How much do you usually or are you willing to spend on a pair of shoes? I am looking for a new pair and just trying to find the best deal...who isn't<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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When they get to about 500 miles. I get them at the running store. I have discovered that I have to wear asics kayunos and a couple weeks ago they cost me $135. I dont go for the best deal because I like to support my local running store so they can support me back (ie sponsoring races, shoe fitting, weeknight group runs, etc)...
 

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I can't tell you what kind of shoes to buy, but I usually get 400-500 miles out of my shoes.<br><br>
I am lucky enough to get my model shoe at the Saucony outlet (Danvers MA), so am able to spend a reasonable dollar for the shoe. My model goes for about $50-$60 there. Seen them for about $80 in regular stores.<br><br>
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Running store. Because I like to support the local store because of their customer service.<br>
About $85, plus $20 for Superfeet insoles.<br><br>
I replace them when they start to not feel so good on runs. When that is varies.
 

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About once every three months. I buy mine at the local running store. I'm wearing Saucony ProGrid Triumph 5's now, which cost about $120/pair. I'd say that's about my limit. I haven't gone to the next level of the $160 shoes.
 

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I buy a pair of shoes about every 300 miles or whenever my knees begin to hurt. Which ever occurs first. I currently buy my shoes from brooksrunning.com because I get a 40% discount. Before that i bought my shoes from halobirdsports.com (not sure of the spelling). I typically don't pay over 60 for shoes and that is including the shipping. I am running in Brooks Radius 7.
 

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My shoes will usually last between 500-600 miles. Running shoes are one of the few things that I don't care how much I pay for so I will always buy from the running store. My shoes are $95 - maybe $100, but I'd buy the higher end model if that's what I thought were best for me.
 

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Not for too much longer...cause when they're gone, they're gone. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> Brooks is discontinuing this shoe. I know, it sux. I have my 6th pair of them in a box in the closet. Looks like I'm going to have to find a new shoe. The Brooks replacement for this should be out in a month or two and the model name starts with a D. My local running store guy showed it to me in the '08 catalog, but I can't remember the name.
 

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500-600 miles. I alternate between my local running store (expensive) and Sports Chalet yearly close outs on last years model (1/2 the cost).<br><br>
I spend a ton on clothing and socks and stuff at the Fleet Feet store, so I don't feel bad about the occasional shoe bought on the cheap. I bought a wetsuit from them yesterday. Zoot sleeveless.
 

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I'm glad to see so many people will pay a bit more for their shoes to support their local running store, even though everyone can probably find their exact shoes for less via the internet. Ditto here - I pay about $90 at my local running store, plus another $20-$25 for superfeet on every other pair of shoes. I want to do my part to keep my LRS in business.
 

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I don't replace mine at a specific number of miles; I replace when my knees start bothering me. I try to always be on the lookout for my shoes on sale and if I can find them, I go on and buy them whether I need them at that time or not. I will pay regular price ($85) if I have to. I've also found them on sale for $60...sometimes less. I buy my shoes wherever I can find them or find the best deal on them...local running store, chain sports stores, online.
 

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That is the pair I am looking at buying now. I tried some on the other day and really liked them. I don't want to spend the $120.00 for them but I just may do it. They were very comfortable.
 

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350 to 450 miles. All things being equal, I'll get them from my local running store but if I find a deal I can be easily swayed...
 

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I have worn Saucony ProGrid Triumph 4s for the last 4 pairs I've gone through. I usually get just shy of 400 miles on them. Tried others, they don't work for me (knees issues, custom orthotics). I buy all my shoes at my LRS -- the owner has become a sort of coach and friend to me, and I want to support him. The 4s, however, are discontinued, and the 5s have a different cut -- which, according to my LRS guy, won't work for me. Since I'm training for a marathon in early May, I don't want to figure out a new shoe now, so my LRS guy helped me find a pair of the 4s online. I pay $120 in the store minus a discount they give me. I paid, with shipping, about $85 for the online discontinued pair. When I need new shoes again, I'll be back at the LRS for sure...
 

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The 5s seem to be a little wider in the toebox, which is good for me. The men's, at least, run a half size smaller, too. I wore mine for my last marathon and will only lose one toenail, so they seemed to be great! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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<b>Voo -</b> Is there something different in the cushioning, too? I can't remember what my guy said was different. Definitely the toe box, but something about the cushioning, too, I thought... Do you see/sense a difference there?<br><br>
I may try the 5's after the marathon...
 

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Same here. I currently wear Brooks Addiction (7?) and they last me until about 310-320 miles before I have to retire them from long runs. I buy from my local store, because I want to support their business. I would not be a distance runner without them. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I do tend to buy my clothing elsewhere, however.
 

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I order shoes twice a year from a mail-order store because the local stores have little selection, if any, in my size, 14D. I used to have to call the local store several times a week to see if an expected shipment came in, and if it contained anything in my size.<br>
One clerk once told me I couldn’t be choosey about selection. Another clerk suggested they could order shoes for me. Heck, I could do that myself. I’m never have had these problems ordering shoes myself, which I have probably done now for 15 years.
 

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I usually have to replace my shoes after about 300-400 miles because the worn out shoes start giving me feet trouble. I was able to get over 500 out of my last pair (Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7). Since it opened a year and a half ago I almost always buy from the running store. I usually end up spending $90-100 on a pair of running shoes. I just bought new shoes this past weekend - New Balance 768.<br><br>
If I find a shoe I LOVE and after I've bought it at the store and they don't carry it I will seek it out online. But I generally support the store. They are worth the extra money.
 
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