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Where to buy shoes for cheap? (Read 1745 times)

    I recently bouhgt a new pair of shoes from a specialty running store. Staff confirmed that I need stability shoes. So now that I'm sure what I need, where do I go to buy them so it doesn't cost me $100!! Any good internet sites? Or any other suggestions?
      i always go to the local running stores and check out their returned shoes. These shoes are used once or twice by people and then returned to the store - allowed by some speciality stores if people dislike the feel when running. One local store, roadrunner, sold me a returned pair for $25, brooks adrenaline GTS7. They also bring all these shoes along to the expos for the la jolla, and AFC half marathons (although not for the RnR marathon) in san diego. I havent bought new shoes for several years. After christmas should be a good time to pick up these shoes, as a lot of people will have been bought presnets or just started running and not like the feel of the shoes.
        ps of course only get teh make and model that the running shop recommended - you have to be lucky...
          You may want to consider supporting that local shop, (especially if independent/locally owned) if just once. Shoes can be spendy, but at a specialty shop, you're likely to get service-help you won't get elsewhere (as it seems you may have here.) If you become a repeat customer, maybe you'll get breaks in the future. The one store I shop at lets you know of specials and gives some sort of "buy ten and save" deal or the like. Or you could take the knowledge learned from the full-price, one-time spend at the specialty store and apply it to future shoe purchases at say, an online place, of which there are many. Maybe just ask them: is there something similarly suited to me that's more affordable? I also never understood why support shoes seem to be SO much more than other types. [I speak with forked tongue on the advice though, because I'll also snatch up appropriate shoes (key word: appropriate) anywhere, like the god-knows-why-they-were-at-Marshall's Adidas racing flats I got for @ $20. No one should begrudge you a deal. And I apply the above advice to shoes, generally, as I can't see paying full price for what technical clothes seem to be ... er, "running." You can find steals at Marshall's, TJ Maxx and Ross, and online.] In the end though, your bottom line has to be your bottom line.
            I've had good luck with www.holabirdsports.com. Sometimes the local running store has a huge clearance sale too.
              I like to support the local running store, but, have also bought shoes on line from www.roadrunnersports.com , www.shoes.com, and eastbay.com They are all ok if you know what you're looking for.
                I recently bouhgt a new pair of shoes from a specialty running store. Staff confirmed that I need stability shoes. So now that I'm sure what I need, where do I go to buy them so it doesn't cost me $100!! Any good internet sites? Or any other suggestions?
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                Top 'O the World!

                  I've done really well w/last year's model ~ of my "recommended" shoe Wink
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                    when i change models, i go to the local running store and try a lot of new shoes. then i buy a pair from them, sometimes two; the price is higher than you'll find on the web, but they have a really helpful staff. once i have a model that i like though, i buy pairs on the internet. type the name and model into yahoo shopping or google and you'll get a list of several internet retailers with prices so you can directly compare. i've never seen good prices from roadrunnersports, but holabird, eastbay, and even some places you wouldn't expect will show up in the price compare. since shoe companies change their models yearly, i have to revisit my running store every year or two to find a new model that fits and works. aaahh, capitalism...


                    flatland mountaineer

                      My local run store and I use that term loosely 'cause its 205 miles away has a vip club, that makes them very price competitive and they let DW and me buy under the same membership. It pays for itself after the first pair of shoes. I buy most of my shoes from them.

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                      Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

                        I have a few methods, which go from cheapest to most expensive: I win them at races. That doesn't cost anything since I would have run anyway. I buy them through my team sponsorship with Nike (25% off wholesale + shipping) - usually comes to $40-$45 per pair. I keep an eye out for deals - I've gotten shoes for $30-$50 this way. I buy last year's model of the shoes I like, usually at a close out at my local shop or at running expos: $70-$80 I buy them at my local running store, $85-$95 (or $115 if buying them for my wife)

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                          Maniac

                            I have a few methods, which go from cheapest to most expensive: I win them at races. That doesn't cost anything since I would have run anyway. I buy them through my team sponsorship with Nike (25% off wholesale + shipping) - usually comes to $40-$45 per pair. I keep an eye out for deals - I've gotten shoes for $30-$50 this way. I buy last year's model of the shoes I like, usually at a close out at my local shop or at running expos: $70-$80 I buy them at my local running store, $85-$95 (or $115 if buying them for my wife)
                            Oh...Okay, I'll just go win them. By the way, can you tell me where I can win a half marathon with a time around 2:05 or so?

                            Marathon Maniac #6740

                             

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                            Run 3 Marathons in less than 6 weeks

                            •  PF Chang's Rock N Roll Arizona Marathon (1/20/2013--4:13:19)
                            •  Lost Dutchman Marathon (2/17/2013--4:34:27)
                            •  Phoenix Marathon (03/02/2013--4:17:31)

                             

                            Run 1,500+ miles


                            Prince of Fatness

                              Like others I often go for last year's model. There are times that I have found them for up to 50% off. Another thing I do is to not wait until I need them to buy them. That way I am more likely to get my price. There's nothing wrong with having a couple of extra pairs in your closet.

                              Semi-retired.

                                I have had good luck here: http://www.efootwear.com/
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