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Aug 6, 2012, 1:51am   #1
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I've been shopping for athletic shoes and bought these two - Nike Everyday Fit Training and Pearl Izumi Iso Shift stability running shoe.
My use is primarly for aerobics and weight training and sometimes walking. Both feel comfortable.
I'm having trouble deciding which pair to keep. It may come down to looks.
Opinions would be appreciated.
Aug 6, 2012, 12:45pm   #2
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If we're going by looks, I prefer the right ones. Personally, I like the Nike Frees. They are a somewhat minimalistic shoe so they don't give you that much support but they feel really nice on and when you're running, you can really feel your lower legs working.
Aug 6, 2012, 1:11pm   #3
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thanks!
so your vote would be Nike for function and Pearl Izumo for looks?
The Pearl Izumo is more substantial but the Nike is supposedly more geared to what I use the shoes for.

Originally Posted by MACsarah
If we're going by looks, I prefer the right ones. Personally, I like the Nike Frees. They are a somewhat minimalistic shoe so they don't give you that much support but they feel really nice on and when you're running, you can really feel your lower legs working.
Aug 11, 2012, 12:09am   #4
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I like the green ones - everybody has Nike - its not such a statement

Or you could keep them both as they're both nice to be honest????
Aug 11, 2012, 7:51pm   #5
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thanks for your input
the Pearl Izumi is a running shoe and most of the "experts" suggest using a training shoe rather than a running shoe for aerobics
the Nike feels a bit snug in the toe box
I'm keeping both for now and still looking......I'm making too much of this but I guess that's just my compulsive nature


Originally Posted by Cullinan
I like the green ones - everybody has Nike - its not such a statement

Or you could keep them both as they're both nice to be honest????
Aug 11, 2012, 9:10pm   #6
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I like the green ones. Can you purchase the Nikes in a different color? That would be my choice
Aug 12, 2012, 1:05am   #7
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I looked at these similar Nikes last week...thinking of going back for them

http://www.footlocker.com/product/mo...H#sku=87789005
Aug 12, 2012, 2:22am   #8
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the arch support would likely become shot if you use it for weight training. you should have 1 pair for aerobics and one for weight training.

personally, I prefer asics. I buy something called "super feet", a plastic insole for arch support so I can save the arch from being shot when I'm doing weight lifting.
Aug 16, 2012, 3:29pm   #9
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thanks
I think maybe what I do isn't what you'd call weight training
I mainly just use lighter weights (5 lb) for some work on arms....I don't think that would really put wear on shoes
  • Originally Posted by pigpink
    the arch support would likely become shot if you use it for weight training. you should have 1 pair for aerobics and one for weight training.
Originally Posted by pigpink
personally, I prefer asics. I buy something called "super feet", a plastic insole for arch support so I can save the arch from being shot when I'm doing weight lifting.
Aug 16, 2012, 3:39pm   #10
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I'm returning the black Nikes.
I got the Nike Free pictured here.....Hopefully will choose between this one and the Pearl Izumis
Now function is definitely more important....the Pearl Izumis are running shoes, not designed for what I'm using them for but they have more padding and support where the Nikes are very light and flexible

Originally Posted by MACsarah
If we're going by looks, I prefer the right ones. Personally, I like the Nike Frees. They are a somewhat minimalistic shoe so they don't give you that much support but they feel really nice on and when you're running, you can really feel your lower legs working.
Originally Posted by Cullinan
I like the green ones - everybody has Nike - its not such a statement

Or you could keep them both as they're both nice to be honest????
Originally Posted by 4Elegance
I like the green ones. Can you purchase the Nikes in a different color? That would be my choice
Aug 16, 2012, 6:03pm   #11
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I think you should keep the nike frees. They will work great for weight training because the shoes are minimalistic so your body will stabilize itself by working harder. They are also good for cardio because as you say, they are incredibly flexible and lightweight.

Great color choice, btw :)
Aug 17, 2012, 11:30am   #12
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thanks MACsarah :)

Originally Posted by MACsarah
I think you should keep the nike frees. They will work great for weight training because the shoes are minimalistic so your body will stabilize itself by working harder. They are also good for cardio because as you say, they are incredibly flexible and lightweight.

Great color choice, btw :)
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