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Other Good trainers?

Discussion in 'General' started by Harlequin, 9 Jun 2013.

  1. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    So after 10 months mg hi tec silver shadows have failed in a spectacular way , huge spilt where the sole has come away from the upper. So any better hard wearing trainers?
     
  2. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    How much do you run in them pr. week?
     
  3. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I think these held up well...

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    :)
     
  4. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    not running just general use im afraid
     
  5. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    Always liked Asics when I used to run. New Balance ain't half bad either.
     
  6. Sp!

    Sp! Well-Known Member

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    I'd be happy with 10 months, I wear Vans Classics and a pair will last me 6-8 months. (but I do wear them all day everyday and they only cost around £35 a pair so I figure that's fair)
     
  7. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    I was expecting a bit longer life from them before they fell to bits :(
     
  8. PabloFunky

    PabloFunky New Member

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    I do alot of walking, and trainers typically dont last me more than 6 months.

    Trainers seem to be made as fashion statement nowadays, and ive found that typically the more expensive trainers dont last aslong as cheaper ones.

    Its always a crap shoot and whn i do find a good one, they also vary from pair to pair.

    I typically wouldnt spend less than £50 though, although my favs at the moment that have been good were £33
     
  9. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I've used Nike Air Max exclusively for several years and I find them extremely resilient and suitable for everything - walking, running, sport etc. I typically get 18 months from a pair and I wear them every single day and do a lot of walking in them. The soles last for ages and the quality is just second to none, but if you're getting a good pair of Air Max then be prepared to pay £100.

    My wife got lucky and paid £25 for a £120 pair of trainers - Sports Direct clearance sale. I tend to buy on ebay now... I got a near-new pair of Air Max 180 for 30 quid and they're doing just fine.
     
  10. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Depends alot on budget and how certain types of trainers react to your feet.

    £80-£130 range theres plenty of decent stuff to choose from.
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I've had two pairs of Nike Air Mogan 6.0's last me about 6 years now - awesome shoes if you prefer the skate-styling over traditional trainer.
     
  12. Kovoet

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    if its not running still you need to consider a few tyhings namely been weight, do you pronate, neutral or supernate.. If you want shoes for gym and not running get EVA midsole as thery last longer but if you going to do any running get something with compressed moulded EVA. Best trainers around are mainly Asics, New balance but if you a bit heavy get Brooks, Saucony or new balance.

    Sounds like I'm waffling here but had a major passion for running shoes when I first got into retail and was a footwear specialist
     
  13. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=71083

    I bought a pair of these for mountain biking - I decided they were too nice so i bought a different pair to bike in and I wear these basically all the time. They are like good looking walking boots, or at least that's what they feel like. Really well made and tonnes of grip and look decent too.
     
  14. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    I'm pretty happy with my Asics BUT the grip is starting to go after a year or so of non-regular use. I use them a few times a week for 30 minutes at a time on my treadclimber (stairclimber + treadmill in 1) or for basketball, tennis and lately baseball. The soles and rubber are a bit on the soft side so since I started using them outdoors they've taken quite a beating but they are super light, comfortable, and have good support.

    I actually have an old pair of Adidas that I've used for just walking since high school (they're 5-6 years old) and they still have some grip left on them. They're pretty resilient and I have used them for basically everything too.
     
  15. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I've had trainers costing £12 - £40 and no matter the cost, they always last me about 3 to 4 months at best. I walk for just over an hour every evening. My current pair are Tresspass which have been pretty crap tbh as the grip on the heel is in tatters and I've only had them for a couple of months. I've given up thinking a dearer pair would last longer.
     
  16. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    I was just thinking, I know I have flat feet so I notice my shoes that I don't wear my orthotics in wear unevenly and it definitely causes them to wear out much quicker. Have you noticed your shoes wearing out very unevenly? Might be worth a gander, and if they are maybe a visit to a podiatrist.
     
  17. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Budget?

    I've always found Y-3 trainers to hold up incredibly well. I've got three pairs, one of which is ~6-7 years old (2-3 years of which saw them worn perhaps 4 days per week). Apart from the suede wearing a bit, they're still in good shape. They're not exactly inexpensive, but rationalise it over the long run if you need to. They're the only trainers I've never had wear out, come apart of generally turn shabby over time.
     
  18. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if you would class them as trainers, but I use Adidas Samba's for work which is 8hrs on my feet in a bike shop workshop and they usually last me 1-2 yrs and then are still in okay enough shape to be retired as gardening trainers.
     
  19. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Never seen that sort of failure and I run an hr a day in mine. ( nike air max insert number )

    Wonder if they are still in warranty as they may take them back after that sort of failure in only 10months.
     

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