Can anyone here recommend a good pair of runners? I've recently stepped-up my cardio routine in the gym in the hopes of burning off that extra weight, and have started running quite a bit to provide the extra "oomph" I might need. Since I'm doing so much running, I figured it would probably be a good idea to replace my aging Reebok Hexalite Basketball Hightops (which provide little in terms of shock-absorbtion, etc) before I end-up hurting myself. I'd like to avoid bad-knees, shinsplints, and any other injury that bad equipment might encourage. I've been to a couple of shoe-stores and have seen the various brands (Nike, Adidas, New Balance) featured in the running section. Of course, every salesman pushes a different brand based on personal opinion, store politics, sales, etc. By the way - I'm planning on using these shoes for running, as well as part of my weight-lifting routine. Are the Nike Shox any good? What about New Balance? What should I be looking for in terms of a good running shoe? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Moe.