jogging with tennis shoes

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  1. artdrucker

    artdrucker New User

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    Any problem in jogging with tennis shoes instead of specific for running/jogging?
     
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  2. chess9

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    Don't do it if you are running more than, say, half a mile. Tennis shoes are built more for STABILITY and side to side movement, and running shoes are built more for cushioning and forward movement.

    -Robert
     
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  3. raiden031

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    I have found that if you run often or long distances, tennis shoes are bad for your feet and legs. For one, I had a pair of tennis shoes that actually rubbed into my ankle and caused a sore that bled when I ran several miles in them. I have been training for a marathon and discovered that even my running shoes are not adequate ($40 shoes). I realized that I need to get shoes that are meant for the shape of my feet, even if it means paying a lot of money. So yeah if you are running a few miles here and there, you will be ok but anything more than that and you are going to be hurting or end up injured.
     
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  4. artdrucker

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    Thank you both for your feedback.
     
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    You will hear experienced marathoners say "A pair of $100 shoes is still a lot less than the orthopedist's bill." :) Cheap shoes are not cheap.

    -Robert
     
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