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Shoes!?
« on: April 18, 2011, 09:29:39 PM »
I have been surfing the forums for a brief time here, and I'm trying to figure out what sort of shoes would be best for parkour, for a guy like me.

Many people say anything works. In fact, I've seen vids of people doing it in sandals, but I was just wondering if there is any sort of shoe out there that would work well for us bigger folk (I'm 6'1, 260lbs at the moment) with size 13/14. I was looking at Airakes (I think...) and they only go up to size 12.

Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)
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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 05:49:29 PM »
Bump :)
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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 01:25:17 PM »
New ariake coming out. Five Ten makes Freerunning shoes that are overall pretty decent except on slick stuff. You could check them out. I switch between my Ariakes and a paid of Reebok Valde Ind. But you can't find the Reebok's anymore so boo too that. :/ However I also have a pair of Five Ten's I use every now and then. Just depends what I feel like rocking. Also, I just ordered some Nike's that I'll be testing out here soon. For shoes in general though, I'd look for something like an Indoor Soccer shoe. Those shoes are the ones that have worked best for me apart from Parkour specific shoes.

http://fiveten.com/products/product-search/tag/footweartype/Freerunning_m23/

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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 09:37:08 AM »
Thanks. I'll take a look at all of them.
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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 10:12:12 AM »
Also another shoe you can take a look at are the Asics Onitsuka Tigers. I've heard really good reviews about them and thinking of buying myself a pair
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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 10:24:51 AM »
i love the tigers, they are a minimalist shoe and although i feel as if the grip wears pretty quickly from them, i still overall recommend them

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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 04:32:39 PM »
Also another shoe you can take a look at are the Asics Onitsuka Tigers. I've heard really good reviews about them and thinking of buying myself a pair

i love the tigers, they are a minimalist shoe and although i feel as if the grip wears pretty quickly from them, i still overall recommend them

Thanks for the feedback Alex and Sam. I'll definitely take a look at them as well :)
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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2011, 04:22:51 AM »
does anyone know who make a good wide tow shoe? i hate when my feet are cramped up so i usually end up getting shoes a size up for comfort (what im training with now) and its not helping me because the extra lenth, so id want to get a new pair that fits my foot (10.5) any suggestions would be great

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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 10:12:10 AM »
got a pair of Onitsuka Tigers, and love them they feel great!! I havent used any other shoes, so i dont have much to compare them too but ill be getting some different shoes at some point to see if i find something better i like more

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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2012, 04:34:17 PM »
Can someone tell me if this is a bad shoe or not?

Shimano R076L Road Shoe '09

http://www.jensonusa.com/Road-Cycling-Shoes/Shimano-R076L-Road-Shoe-09

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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 02:36:16 PM »
Can someone tell me if this is a bad shoe or not?

Shimano R076L Road Shoe '09

http://www.jensonusa.com/Road-Cycling-Shoes/Shimano-R076L-Road-Shoe-09


From my knowledge no. Stick with shoes that have been tested. I recently got the New Ariakes as an investment and love them
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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2012, 02:03:42 PM »
I got these and love them! Merrell-Men's Barefoot Run Trail Glove  They are a barefoot shoe and they have a wide toe box. They have lasted about a year so far holding up well. If you want a barefoot shoe and don't like the toes of Vibrams, these are the shoe to get. They also come in your size.
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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 02:55:53 AM »
Get a pair of Kalenji Ekiden 50s. Ive gon through 510s Feiyues KOs and Tigers and by far kalenji wins. Its simple and durable and cheap as hell. (not as cheap as feiyues tho, but 100X more durable). Lots of room in the shoe but you wont slide around inside. Also all the Britts wear em, and who doesnt want to be like them?

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Re: Shoes!?
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 02:07:25 AM »
Onitsuka Tiger all the way!


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