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Decent quality running shoe for under $100?

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Decent quality running shoe for under $100?

Is this even possible anymore? Seems like most start at $120 and go up to over $200.
I’m talking the likes of Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Asics.

I suppose they can charge more with every new ‘technological’ improvements from Air, to Boost, or Foam cushioning.
In the end, they’re still basically cheaply produced in some factory in Vietnam.
Sorry for the rant. Just don’t like paying upwards of $150 for runners.
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If you are in the east end you could try Si Vu Play on Steeles in Etobicoke (they also have a location in Vaughan but selection was terrible). They typically sell end-of-lines but usually have a good selection, thus they are always busy. I bought a pair of Asics that retailed at about $180.00 for $49.00. They had a big selection at $39.00.

They also had a good selection of discounted running wear.
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Try the Adidas outlet store.
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check out this podcast.

not sure how easy it is to find them in Canada, but listened to the podcast not that long ago and sounds like a good shoe.
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The trick is look for sales where reg. $200~300 price shoes are going for below $100, that way you will get a quality shoes closer to your budget.
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Go to the Nike store at Vaughan Mills......
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blindemboss wrote:
Nov 26th, 2017 9:49 am
Is this even possible anymore? Seems like most start at $120 and go up to over $200.
I’m talking the likes of Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Asics.

I suppose they can charge more with every new ‘technological’ improvements from Air, to Boost, or Foam cushioning.
In the end, they’re still basically cheaply produced in some factory in Vietnam.
Sorry for the rant. Just don’t like paying upwards of $150 for runners.
Every 2 years I update my Reebok/Addidas(same brand) and typically buy them at around $45-55/pair. I never spent more than $60 on runners in my life! Just wait for 50% sales/end of year sales/last season sales.
If you are on a budget, do consider Walmart. They sell decent stuff that is probably made at the same factories and they cost $20-30. I have some that I bought 5 years ago to use for backyard,but these outlived all others and are the most comfortable.
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asics outlet in vaughn mills you can get running shoes for like ~60$
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Sure you can. If you have no foot issues like pronation / flat feet requiring shoes with stability and motion control then you can pretty much run in any cheap neutral shoe. I have terrible feet which turn this way and that and have to get the expensive shoes to run properly.
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I used to pay well over $120 a pair of shoes and now I pay no more then $50 because shoes go on sale all the time. The market has been very competitive that it's been good for consumer and slow for businesses. If you wait a couple of months the price will likely drop down to 50%.

The Reebok outlet store right now have an additional 40% discount on already reduced prices. Their shoes is just as good as Nike and Adidas so it's worth checking out. It's all going to be made in Vietnam or China anyways.
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You can find some good running shoes on sale in the outlet section of the Nike online site for sub $100.
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Plenty under $100.00. (only responding to your title)

Edit 1: You are not talking about 100 Yen? If you can find quality running shoes for under one hundred Japanese yen, please let me know

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