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Can running shoes really start costing this much? (Read 458 times)

    Are they really running shoes? I know they have them classed that way, but with the suede etc, they look more like a classic from the late 70s - and too hot to run in. Definitely wouldn't want for stream crossings.  They don't give any tech specs. Can't be a running shoes without tech specs. Wink

    "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog

       

      And most people know* that bikes cost $5k.

      And, every bike shoe costs $399.

      Biking is expensive, people!

      Smile

       

      *or conditioned to believe

       

      In the same way that running shoes, now cost $274.99, yes.

      Runners run.

         

        In the same way that running shoes, now cost $274.99, yes.

         

        Yes, exactly Smile

        I think we're on the same page Smile

        2014 Goals:

        #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

        #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

         

           

          Everyone needs a little black shoe.

           

          Very true.

          Runners run.

            They kinda look like hiking shoes.  Which have been costing that much, at least at REI, for some time.

             

            A little part of myself dies every time I plunk down $100 for a pair of shoes already.

             

            modified because my autocorrect is drunk

            PR's (certified courses)

            5K-; 21:45 ; 10K- 45:17; Half: 1:41 --- full : 3:40   (2009)

            Distance - 54 mi, 10 hours (2012)

             

            Current Weight: 185 lb

            Goal Weight: 130 lb


            Queen of 3rd Place

              They're calling it a "heritage running shoe". Snicker.

              Ex runner

                Statistics that I find amusing:

                 

                NB 510 MSRP  $64.99

                NB 1020 MSRP $119.99

                NB 2040 MSRP $274.99

                 

                Cost = -$12.50 + $0.14 * Model Number

                2013 H1:  7 hours/week base.  Q3: Train for goal race.  Q4:  Goal Race.

                spoonerweb


                  Paying out over $100 every month for running shoes is the main reason I don't wear them anymore when I go running. It was just getting too expensive.

                    If shoes cost that much I think I'd have to either give up running or try to do that barefoot thing.

                     

                    At first I thought this was just a misprint, but then I jumped on Amazon.com and looked up the shoe and sure enough it was the same price.  And there were 21 reviews on the shoe, most of which said it was the best shoe ever!!!!!!!!!!!

                      These bad boys will set you back $399.

                       

                       

                      And then you still need a bike!

                       

                      I'm still using the same (road) bike shoes I bought back in 2005. Pearl Izumi found on sale for less than $100.

                       

                      BUT... If I could get my running shoes to last as long as my bike shoes do I'd pay 400 bucks every time.

                        That's cool.

                         

                        Statistics that I find amusing:

                         

                        NB 510 MSRP  $64.99

                        NB 1020 MSRP $119.99

                        NB 2040 MSRP $274.99

                         

                        Cost = -$12.50 + $0.14 * Model Number

                        2014 Goals:

                        #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

                        #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

                         

                        mab411


                        Proboscis Colossus

                          Pfft.  Not even any clashing neon colors or graffiti-style print all over them.  Pass.

                          "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                          Feeling the growl again

                            Pfft.  Not even any clashing neon colors or graffiti-style print all over them.  Pass.

                             

                            Big grin

                             

                            I'm still paying ~$70 for last year's models on closeout.

                            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                             

                            zonykel


                              I suppose that makes the Hokas a bargain at $150-$170.

                               

                              i typically go for sub-$100 shoes. Sometimes it's just a matter of waiting for a sale.

                               

                              Oh Noes!!

                               

                              New Balance 2040

                               

                              Cushioning

                              $274.99


                              Needs more cowbell!

                                These bad boys will set you back $399.

                                 

                                 

                                And then you still need a bike!

                                 

                                Eh...I paid about $300 for my road shoes almost 2 years ago and have no plans to replace them anytime soon (and have the MTB version of the same shoe...have had those >3 years).  Per mile my cycling shoes are hella cheap.  Per months used my cycling shoes are also hella cheap.  I have a lot of retired running shoes languishing in landfills.  I have 0 cycling shoes in landfills in the same timeframe.

                                I shoot pretty things! ~

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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