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Need shoes for plyometrics/Insanity

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by LeanneM, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. LeanneM Cathlete

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    Hi everyone,

    I just started Insanity a few days ago, and my current shoes just aren't cutting it for all the plyometric moves in these workouts. I tried searching the forum for shoe recommendations, but nothing is coming up. Can anyone suggest some good shoes for all the plyo moves?

    Thanks in advance!:D
     
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    I am also intrested in this, I am thinking cross trainers?
     
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  3. LeanneM Cathlete

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    Yes, I saw that Beachbody recommended crosstrainers for these workouts, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a particular model/style that is especially good. :)
     
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    I just got Asics Gel Intensity Crosstrainers. They work very well for all of those plyo moves in Insanity. I tried Insanity with my running shoes and my old Rykas and they just didn't cut it. They do seem a bit slippery on the step, however.

    If it makes any difference to you, my feet are almost flat and I have a hard time finding a good pair of shoes. I'm happy with the Gel Intensity. My feet don't hurt any more.:) I plan to buy another pair to have when these wear out.
     
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  5. LeanneM Cathlete

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    Thanks so much! Those sound like just what I've been looking for!
     
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  6. aveggiegirl Cathlete

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    Leanne,

    I ordered mine 1/2 size larger than my regular shoe size. They fit very well that way.
     
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  7. LeanneM Cathlete

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    Thanks for the tip! :)
     
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    thanks for the asics recommendation. i just ordered them from www.zappos.com and i got them 1/2 bigger as you recommended. I've been doing plyo workouts in my running sneaks and its just not working out.
     
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    Thanks again for the Asics recommendation. They didn't quite work with my high arches, but the Ryka Assist XT worked great! No foot or arch pain!:D
     
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    Thanks for this thread! I was wondering if I needed certain shoes for Insanity. I just started this week and have been noticing arch pain. I've never had an issue with arch pain before but figured I probably should get new shoes. When I workout at home, I usually only use my old running shoes but that's just not working for Insanity... Hopefully new shoes will take that pain away...
     
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    I was just thinking about you and Kariev the other day, wondering if you found a pair of shoes.

    Sorry the Asics didn't work out but I'm glad you found something that works. I know what a bummer it is when you don't have the right shoe.

    Now you have your shoes so you can jump higher! :)
     
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  12. LeanneM Cathlete

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    Aveggiegirl -- LOL! Yes, I can definitely jump higher now! ;)

    Laura -- Something about all that jumping in Insanity is just murder on the arches! Hope you find a good shoe, too! :)
     
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    Hi Leanne,

    Thanks for the shoe recommendation! I ordered these yesterday (saw your review too :)) so I should get them any day. I love Rykas for cross training!

    I'll let you all know how much higher I jump w/ them....:eek: After all, it's gotta be an equipment issue :p especially on the 3rd of drills....:eek:
     
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  14. LeanneM Cathlete

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    Hope you like them, Joan! LOL about the 3rd set of drills . . . that third set just slays me in each workout! :confused:
     
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