My point was that, from a "running shoe" perspective, they offer the lowest level of stability. Depending on your level of pronation, you can definitely mess up your knees with these type of shoes.
But wearing these for running errands, as opposed to running for fitness, however, is a whole different story. If that's the case, I'd say go for it... just make sure you pick a color which matches the rest of your wardrobe.
from Philly, dude.
Last edited by phillydude; 03-24-2005 at 09:37 AM.
i had always heard that as well (they offer little stability). But recently when shopping for new runners i had multiple shops point to a shox shoe and call it a stability shoe. Granted, these werent specialty places, but i was thinking maybe nike finally came out with a stability/ motion control version?
I visited some shoe stores and they all said the shox are okay, but unless they are in a horseshoe shape around the heel they aren't as effective as they should be. They said that Nike Impax are better than Nike Shox as far as impact is concerned.
As for the knee troubles, none of the people i spoke with either confirmed or denied this.
Thanks for all your replies. I was looking at the Nike Shox that aren't for running.