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Old March 18th, 2013 (2:42 PM).
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The running shoes were a feature that first appeared in the generation III games and have appeared ever since. They allowed for faster travel when you held down the B button without the need for a bike. So what are your thoughts on the running shoes? Do you think they were one of the highlights of this generation? How could they have been improved?

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Old March 18th, 2013 (3:28 PM).
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They were a nice addition, and something I am glad they kept in the games. Yay for not needed to walk slowly!

One thing still bugs me about it though - and that's having to hold the B button. It's something they fixed in HGSS too and then unfixed, so it's something I hope is rectified in later games. After all, having to hold the button for all that time was kinda annoying.

Otherwise I... don't have that much opinion on them. Nice until the bike/indoors in later games, but that's basically all there is to it.
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Old March 18th, 2013 (3:34 PM).
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The greatest invention since sliced bread tbqh.
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Old March 18th, 2013 (4:09 PM).
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Awesome addition. :D Like bobandbill said, though- I don't like having to hold the B button down constantly. But that said, I've gotten so used to doing that that I still hold it down when I've tapped the shoes in HG. *shrug* I never played prior to Gen III but I've watched my friend Kelsey play Yellow and I would not have been able to move that slowly all the time wow. :|
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Old March 18th, 2013 (5:15 PM).
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The greatest invention since sliced bread tbqh.
Couldn't have put it better myself! I even used them more than the bike at times, since it allowed for more precise movement imo
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Old March 18th, 2013 (6:17 PM).
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The running shoes were probably my most used form of transportation, even after I got the bikes.

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Old March 18th, 2013 (9:13 PM).
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Pretty much the only reason I didn't get drunk and raven on how slow the guy is in a GBA console. But in my emu I pressed B and, well, wheeee!

~ Okay, so we couldn't run indoors, so what? At least we prove May and Brendan aren't fatsos who couldn't go more than half a mile in three hours.

Yeah, they broke it in the fourth Generation by letting them run indoors. And Red and eh... Green's running style was babyish compared to the cool jog which Brendan has.
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Old March 19th, 2013 (8:36 PM).
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It was a very convenient addition to the game, as it allowed me to get through caves and certain buildings quicker.
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Old March 19th, 2013 (9:19 PM).
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I loved the Running Shoes, they made my traveling experience much better. Even though we may be unable to use them in long grass and inside buildings back in 3rd Gen, they did at least allow that from 4th Gen and on.

Tbh I always use either the Running Shoes or the bicycle when I need to get around on land.
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Old March 19th, 2013 (9:50 PM).
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I think it is a great feature in Gen 3. I dont think it is bad to hold B when you want to run..
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Old March 19th, 2013 (9:59 PM).
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The running shoes was one of the best additions to the game, even if indoor running didn't show up until the 4th gen. It made going to and from places less of a chore, especially when you compare it to the walking speeds of the previous gens, before you get the bike. I loved that HG/SS finally gave us the option to run without holding B (even though I still did through habit), but still can't understand why they didn't add it in B/W. Hopefully we'll see that return with the release of X and Y.
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Old March 20th, 2013 (5:43 AM).
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I think Running shoes is great, that I don't have to slow walking anymore, and I'm glad that this feature is kept and improved after its debut in RSE.
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Old March 20th, 2013 (10:07 AM).
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I love running, one of the best features they implemented in Gen III. They made it even better in gen IV when we could run indoors, and in HG/SS, we were able to toggle on and off the run option
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Old March 21st, 2013 (6:13 PM).
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My thoughts exactly Sydian.
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Old March 21st, 2013 (8:00 PM).
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Very good feature since its debut. I don't mind holding a B-button. Heart Gold and Soul Silver run feature is toggled, but should have stayed that way in Gen V.
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Old March 22nd, 2013 (5:33 PM).
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I like the running shoes because it does make me hold the B button down. I feel I need to press a button at all times to enjoy playing. Lol. Pressing B + Up to capture a pokemon even though I know it won't make it 100%. Pressing A after an attack to "make it do more damage". Plus the precision. I like it way more than the bike and waaaaay more than walking.
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Old March 22nd, 2013 (8:09 PM).
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They were by far my favorite addition to the game!
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Old March 22nd, 2013 (10:33 PM).
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I can't believe we ever made it through the games without them lol
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Old April 14th, 2013 (6:03 AM).
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A very cool addition for sure.
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Old April 14th, 2013 (10:30 PM).
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There hasn't been a time where the running shoes haven't been useful, and even their debut -- Generation III -- isn't an exception. Yes, not being able to run in a few buildings is a slight pain, but that's almost completely inconsequential. I've never had an issue with always having to hold the B button, either; you get used to it after a short while (I actually found HGSS's always-on function quite annoying, but...) I found Generation III a bit slow, and I don't think I'd have been able to get through it without the running shoes.
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Old April 15th, 2013 (7:34 PM).
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It's a very good addition indeed and became in even greater in the 4th gen when you can run indoors! Woohoo!
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Old April 16th, 2013 (1:34 PM).
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Sydian said it so well. I really loved using Running Shoes, they ameliorated my traveling experience. When they allowed indoors running, I was soooo happy!
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Old April 20th, 2013 (10:35 AM).
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They were a nice addition but I don't use them that often. It would be cool if the music increased in tempo slightly while running
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Old April 21st, 2013 (12:57 PM).
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This feature was a lifesaver. The travel was so much faster and I preferred running over the bike usually, since the mach and acro bikes were too fast for me sometimes. Holding down B was never an issue either since I liked to have been able to stop running just by taking my finger off of the button.
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Best invention ever! I played Gen I after joining in Gen IV and it was hard to not have them in Yellow.
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