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

just a simple cat

    Oh Noes!!


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    Running is stupid


      made in USA

      Bill Wagnon / stl


        Chief Unicorn Officer

          That's totally ridiculous! I thought Newton's were expensive. Sheesh!

          Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54

            what the......


            MTA: that is crazy!








              made in USA


              That is really, really interesting.  90/270 = 33%. I cannot be outraged since I will go on buying shoes. But, man, is that really how little we pay overseas laborers?

              "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                made in USA


                Not sure if it takes 3 times as much labor as other NB shoes to make.

                  They will cost whatever fools like us are willing to pay. Sad

                  Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                    Good grief....I paid $141 for my most recent pair (Saucony Triumph 10).  That nearly caused me to start rethinking this hobby.

                    Marathon Maniac #6740


                    Goals for 2015:


                    Run 3 marathons

                    Run a 50-miler

                    Run 1,500 miles


                    Stay healthy


                      I give you the Salomon S Lab Sense trail shoe.



                      It'll set you back a cool $200.


                      As for Newtons, I won a pair.  They are about dead at 150 miles.  I MAY get 200 out of them.  (most people do way better, but I have a hitch in my form where I twist my right foot when I push off.  And those Newton lug things do not like that kind of stressor)  So happy I didn't pay the Newton price for that.


                      Ok, bye.


                        These bad boys will set you back $399.



                        And then you still need a bike!

                        Runners run.

                          These bad boys will set you back $399.



                          And then you still need a bike!


                          Everyone needs a little black shoe.

                          Interval Junkie --Nobby

                            Oh Noes!!


                            New Balance 2040





                            Well, they had to import them from 27 years in the future.

                            2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                            Current Status 11/10: Back to building up miles.  Junk feels mostly okay.  Kinda.

                            Fast is better than long

                              Tom made it near impossible for me to read this thread.



                              I have been actually laughing out loud for minutes.

                              2014 Goals: 2500 miles / sub 2 800m / 4:30 mile / sub 16:30 5K <-- 1 outta 4 ;(

                              2015 Goals: 3500 miles / sub 2 800m / 4:30 mile / sub 16:30 5K / sub 2:40


                              Give a man a fire and he'll be warm the rest of the night;
                              Set a man afire and he'll be warm the rest of his life.

                              What in the Jehu?

                                These bad boys will set you back $399.



                                And then you still need a bike!


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

                                And, every bike shoe costs $399.

                                Biking is expensive, people!



                                *or conditioned to believe

                                2015 Goals:

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

                                #2: sub 5:40 @ 1/2 Ironman (Benton Harbor, MI)