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Do You Wear Running Shoes When You're Not Running?

Do You Wear Running Shoes When You're Not Running?

When I was in college, running shoes with jeans was quite a popular look. But although I wear casual sneakers for everyday comfort, I reserve my running shoes for running and working out. How about you?


FayeGreen FayeGreen 3 years

I wear running shoes for walking a lot and going to the gym and doing circuit training with weights free form and machine... I felt stable in them and just to wear with my shorts and jeans. Am I suppose to wear proper shoes? They come in cool colors, cross trainers are boring and not vibrant.

GratefulOne GratefulOne 8 years
Here here for slutslippers! My toes need freedom whenever I'm not running!
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
rivekkah rivekkah 9 years
javsmav is right. If you run, running shoes need to be for running only! Your foot pattern when you run is NOT the same as when you do your everyday errands! Running shoes really need to be reserved for running and running alone.... I have chronic knee issues and along with the addition of orthotics my ortho strongly reminded me not to mix gym shoes, running shoes, and casual shoes. It may cost more up front, but it tremendously makes a difference!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i don't usually wear running shoes unless i'm at the gym, but there have been times that i've gone hiking or something and have chosen to wear them for the added support. i typically wear pumas if i'm wearing sneakers on a daily basis, and most of my pumas are more of a fashion sneaker than a function one -
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
isn't that hilarious!? In an odd way I take it as a compliment when he calls'm that. Thanks for the add. :)
jessie jessie 9 years
only if i'm gonna be walking alot do i wear them, otherwise flipflops for me. glamourpuss~slutslippers...:rotfl: i like that!
littleblackninja littleblackninja 9 years
I have two pairs of running shoes. One is a old pair that I used to run in and the present pair that I currently run in. The old pair I would wear when I am doing house stuff or going to the grocery store. I leave the pair that I am running in off and only use it when exercising.
havok636 havok636 9 years
i really do only break out my nikes when i go to the gym. otherwise i'm wearing my chucks
jennb jennb 9 years
I only wear running shoes for running to preserve their useful life! If I'm standing or walking around and need comfort/arch support, I wear my dansko clogs - I actually think they are MORE comfortable for my feet/knees/back if I'm just standing or walking, and they blend in with non-workout clothes better than my running sneaks.
itsme3683 itsme3683 9 years
I never wear running shoes or sneakers unless I'm at the gym. I wear heels pretty much all the time, or flats if I'm looking for something more comfortable. I know, I know, I'm ruining everything but I can't help it, they're so pretty.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
sorry for the double post . :|
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
i've done this.. :innocent:
soapbox soapbox 9 years
I used to wear them casually back in like 7th grade. I remember getting teased for them. Kids are cruel! Now, I only wear them when I'm running.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
I did the first year my daughter was a newborn. I was lucky enough to get my damn clothes on that first year, let alone my workout shoes! ..So not so much anymore, it makes me feel like a bum.. Now if I really have to bum-it I'll wear glitzy flipflops to the grocery store or whatever. (My husband hhhhhates flipflops though. He calls them slutslippers, lol.)
wren1 wren1 9 years
I'll wear my old ones for walks, and my new ones for running only. I don't wear sneakers when I'm not doing something active.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 9 years
I only wear running shoes when I'm running or walking, every other time i'm either in heels for work or flip flops and flats for outside of work.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I wear my retired running shoes for errands sometimes because when they're too worn out for running, they still look OK on the outside. But I try to wear my current running shoes for running ONLY.
runningesq runningesq 9 years
at $120 for a pair of my running shoes .. every 4(ish) months ... nope, I ONLY wear them for running!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
never ever..only to the gym and back
erinlikestoplay erinlikestoplay 9 years
If I am going to be walking around a lot and/or am nursing a sore foot/leg, I will usually wear my old running shoes. Each time I get a new pair, the now old pair becomes the walking shoes. Except when I am traveling with not a lot of luggage... then I bring the nice ones and walk around in them, too.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 9 years
I wear flip flops or flats. I only wear sneakers if i know I'm going to be doing something intense that needs them.
JessicaLE JessicaLE 9 years
Lindaloo, I'm like you. I had 3 running injuries from overpronation, so the doc's basically said I should live in running shoes. So I have two pairs of the same model, one for running and one for every day. Javsmav and skigurl, sometimes you have to make a sacrifice and take care of your feet (and in turn your overall health) before you worry about fashion.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I'm a flip flop girl too.
skigurl skigurl 9 years
it's pretty much the least cool look ever. no!
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