|Under Armour. They make decent running shoes now|
For the vast
majority of my military career, I would go to the local Post or Base Exchange,
PX for the Army and BX for the Air Force, and just buy the cheapest pair of
running shoes that would fit my feet. I didn’t pay attention to tread, didn’t
know about quality, and definitely only cared about how little they cost. I
knew about brands such as Nike, Reebok, and Adidas and in my younger days
figured that name recognition would take care of quality.
I heard all about how to take care of my feet
from the Army’s fitness trainers, serious runners, and teammates who competed
in high school and collegiate sports, but figured that I wouldn’t worry about
my feet and legs unless they started hurting.
|New Balance. The first good non-Big Three shoes I would wear.|
My thought process
changed about 10 years ago when I realized I was no longer the youthful,
energetic person I was at 17 and that while I had been more fortunate than most
of my military friends when it came to injuries, I need to take care of my body
to keep going.
|Brooks. Even more models and colors than I expected|
Don’t get me wrong,
there’s nothing wrong with Nike, Reebok, or Adidas, but the local military
exchange used to carry some shoe brands that looked like running shoes but I
never heard of before. And it was about a decade ago, that I noticed the Army
and Air Forces Exchange Service (AAFES) started carrying running shoe brands
that the running world was familiar with. I saw Brooks, noticed Asics, glanced
at New Balance and it was the New Balance shoes that I started using because I
remembered some of the faster runners in my unit wearing them.
I also discovered that New Balance wasn’t as
expensive as I thought they would be.
|Asics, a very good brand that gets overlooked|
These days, the
local Base and Post Exchanges carry a good variety of running shoes. Running
shoes with name brand recognition and a reputation of performing well for
Durability, quality, and
comfort need to be emphasized and the shoe section comes out swinging.
|Brooks running shoes a plenty|
I recently visited
the local post exchange and saw a various of running shoe brands that would
give your average running store a run for its money, no pun intended.
Besides the usual suspects of Nike, Reebok,
and Adidas, I came across Brooks, Mizuno, Saucony, New Balance, Under Armour,
Hoka, and Asics.
While I have yet to try
running in Under Armour shoes, I know several cross fitters who swear by them
for their short distance running.
addition to road running, I also noticed that AAFES carries trail and hiking
shoes by Merrell. I’ve worn their gear before and love the traction.
|Salomon. Not a brand I was expecting in AAFES|
The one brand that I
did not see, and I absolutely love is the On running shoe company.
But to be fair, I’ve only seen three stores
in my city carry them and one of them isn’t known for selling running shoes.
Shoe prices ranged
from 40 dollars (USD) to over 120 dollars, with most shoes hovering around the
80 dollar price mark.
companies seem to offset their yearly models from other companies’ schedules,
you can find some shoe brands models on sale or even clearance.
While most AAFES employees don’t have
advanced knowledge on the various shoe brands, they are able to help determine
if you need a neutral, stability, or motion control shoe and there are even a
few minimalist shoes as options.
recommend that if you don’t know what type of shoe you already need, you should
bring along a friend or someone from your unit or group who knows quite a bit
about running shoes to help you.
And the best part of
getting running shoes is that you do not get charged tax, which can save you
|Merrell. For those who like to go off the road|
Thanks for such a nice content. Apppreciate it :)ReplyDelete
If anyone interested similar one's have a look here https://theshoesfinder.com thank
Regardless of your gait, you can get a pair that can offer enough support, durability and flexibility. Actually, the degree of these features depends upon other factors like trail, weight, stability, cushion and motional control. Let's discuss some common types of running shoes best budget running shoes womens These shoes are a great choice for overpronate runners. They are designed to control or reduce the excess rolling of your feet in addition to correct your gait. Besides, they offer extra shock absorption due to their rigidity.ReplyDelete
But I didn't talk about my gait... I guess, regardless.Delete
branded shoes in pakistanReplyDelete
I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. casual shoes brands in pakistanReplyDelete