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Old 03-24-2005, 12:05 AM   #1
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NIke Shox bad for your knees?

Has anyone else heard this?

 
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:24 AM   #2
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Re: NIke Shox bad for your knees?

Depends on what you will be using them for.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:05 AM   #3
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Re: NIke Shox bad for your knees?

Well Philly, I take mine and I smash them repeatedly into my knees, and my knees are killing me.

 
Old 03-24-2005, 09:36 AM   #4
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Re: NIke Shox bad for your knees?

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.
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Re: NIke Shox bad for your knees?

I'd have to agree - color is most important

 
Old 03-24-2005, 10:56 AM   #6
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Re: NIke Shox bad for your knees?

Really? I always thought the Nike Shox were a good athletic shoe for running, jumping, etc. That's at least the way they make it look anyway lol. I've never owned a pair however.

 
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Re: NIke Shox bad for your knees?

They offer great cushioning... but lousy lateral support.
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:28 PM   #8
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Re: NIke Shox bad for your knees?

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?

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Old 03-25-2005, 05:32 AM   #9
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Re: NIke Shox bad for your knees?

I believe they TRIED to do so a year or two back... but it didn't work very well. Trouble was in trying to "tune" individual "shox".
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Old 03-25-2005, 01:31 PM   #10
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Re: NIke Shox bad for your knees?

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.

 
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