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How Much Do You Usually Spend on Sneakers?

When it comes to working out, what I wear on my feet is no light matter. If my feet are happy, I'm happy. If my sneaks have good cushion, the joints in my legs feel cushioned. Plus, I find it necessary to correct my tendency to pronate. I could go on and on. The point being, all this cushioning and engineering often comes with a price. I want to know . . .


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Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
I get the top of the line sneakers for working out, but I refuse to pay more than $60. Okay maybe $75. I buy last years colors or models. The color, or look isn't important since I only wear them to workout, it's all about the fit.
hkmarks hkmarks 9 years
For a while I was buying Skechers sneakers on eBay for about $40-50 -- they would have been about $80 if I'd bought them here. I got three pairs that way. I needed a change, though, so my new pair (Asics) were $130. I'm sure I could have gotten a better deal online, but things are melting fast and the only shoes I had left were furry boots and sandals...
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
The shoes I like are generally between $100 & $125. I usually buy Nike Shox and use the Nike ID to customize them. It's strange how that can be "a lot" of money when people pay exorbitant amounts on designer shoes that actually do HARM to your feeties. It seems like a good pair of athletic shoes should be the ones costing $600-$1000.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 9 years
The scientific testing may not be able to tell the difference between the $80 & the $150 shoes, but my feet could! I tried on a whole slew of shoes when I had my gait and feet checked at a running store (I was new to running, and I didn't want to start off with any bad feet habits). I didn't know the prices, and only knew the brands by the logos on the size. I chose my shoes based on the comfort for my running, and came home with a pair for about $100 (before my running club discount). I don't care if they were $30 or $150, I am so glad that I bought them, because I know that running in the proper shoes can make all the difference... especially when training for a half marathon (which I completed my first this weekend).
simplycutebecka simplycutebecka 9 years
I like to spend around $100.00 but when it comes to workout shoes you should not limit yourself for the best. But still I try to stick to $100.00USD.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
bicyclebeth bicyclebeth 9 years
My feet hurt if they don't have good enough support and cushioning so my shoes cost around $240 a pair...
Slightly-Mad Slightly-Mad 9 years
I got regular Nike shoes for 50-60 dollars at Famous Footwear.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
On a good day I can find some awesome brooks at the outlet for like $20 - $50
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
I usually go for pairs that would normally be priced around 100 bucks, but will try to find them on sale for closer to the 50-75 range.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I usually spend around $60-$80 a pair, mostly because I have never found shoes that cost $100+ to be any better. In fact, I actually prefer my Asics that cost $60 to a pair of $100 Nikes. And if you shop at the right time, lots of places have shoes on sale. If you find a pair you REALLY like, you should buy 2 pairs when they go on sale.
cereal_please cereal_please 9 years
I try to aim for $80 or less. I bought my current pair of Asics 2120's for around $60 on sale when the full price was $90, which I was really happy about. For my next pair though, I plan on going to a running store to get fitted for EXACTLY what I need even if it means I'll be spending over $100
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
Around 100$ but it really depends on the brand. I no longer invest my money over sneakers anyways.
rivekkah rivekkah 9 years
I spend what it takes it get the right shoe for me. I slightly overpronate but I have major knee issues and have to wear specialty insoles as well. Right now my shoes are about $100 but I can totally tell a difference b/t them (picked out by a specialty running store) versus the on sale cheaper ones that I picked on my own. Good runnings shoes are so much more than brand and color!
syako syako 9 years
smellen - If you have an academy sports near you I'd suggest that. I got a nice pair of running shoes there for about $75. I actually found them using's ratings and their tips on how to pick out the right shoes.
smellen smellen 9 years
i used to go the cheap route & get either kids sizes (like brenbren1v), or sales at TJ Maxx/Marshalls. but i'm debating going to a running store & having them look at my stride & pick something out especially for me. so that will run $100+ i'm sure. then i will debate whether or not it was worth it, &/or then try to find similar pairs at discount shops/internet specials.
runfaster runfaster 9 years
My old coach made me replace mine every 300 miles and the habit sticks, but I've never much noticed a huge difference in durability based on price. I underpronate and often buy Asics, though right now I'm wearing Adidas. $80-120 is my average price range but I know runners who need to spend more to correct specific issues.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I usually spend around $125 or up for my running shoes. I can't stand achy joints and painful feet after a run!
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I work for a company that makes all the gear I would ever need so I buy everything at the employee store or find someone in footwear to give me a pair. My last pair retailed for $150, wholesale they were $80, and they were closed out so I got them for $30. My apparel is usually free since I am an apparel developer so my department has give aways all the time.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
It pains me to say 150...cuz I was having foot trouble cuz I was new to running, so yah, 150 =\
javsmav javsmav 9 years
Probably $70-90. I'll buy a shoe I like (after trying it out at a running store) & then try to find it online for cheaper and buy a couple pairs. I think my fav pair has been discontinued so it's time to find something new.
syako syako 9 years
All of you spending more than $100 on a pair of running shoes might like to know that a recent study found that shoes in the range from $80 to $150 are no better quality than each other. So basically, spend $80 on shoes because the $150 ones aren't any better. Save some dough the next time you buy shoes!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Up to $125 on Adidas but I usually buy them from the Adidas Outlet or Sports Basement or running specialty websites.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
my first pair of running shoes was like $110 I think. Not bad, I'm not a real big runner yet, so I don't go through them crazy fast or anything luckily. I'll need a new pair in a couple months I think.
linb linb 9 years
I'm not a runner so I try to spend as little as possible. I think I spent $30 on my current pair.
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