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Running shoes?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Bes, 27 May 2006.

  1. Bes

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    Hi

    I am trying to get back into running but the trainers I used to wear give me terrible blistering on the insides of my feet now. Can anyone reccommend any good brands of shoe that will prevent blistering? I also have quite wide feet with quite a flat arch/ bridge whatever you want to call it.

    Thanks
     
  2. branddaly

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    I'd recommend going to a running shop and getting them to do a gait analysis. They'll then be able to suggest shoes that match your running style and foot shape.
     
  3. Bes

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    Sounds expensive! Thanks though- I'll look into it!
     
  4. Matblack

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    Free at many larger stores or a consultation with a podiatrist would only be ~£25, worth it as you may benefit from a particular type of shoe, particularly if you are jogging on concrete

    MB
     
  5. branddaly

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    You're not still wearing the same pair are you? Worn out trainers will screw up your feet aswell.
     
  6. Bes

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    I've tried to... they're not really worn out though.
     
  7. SexyGreyFox

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  8. branddaly

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    Must of the stores I've used do it for free, and once you know what trainers you need you can get them online in the future (well until the manufacturer designs the previously prefect shoe .....grrr), and quite often cheap especially when they come to EOL.
     
  9. MrWhippy

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    like has been said, many places will offer it as a free service.

    but also, it's good to talk to the staff at a proper sports shop (not those chavvy fashion stores that pretend to be sports shops). if you tell them where you're at with running, how often you run, distances, what type of terain you tend to go out on etc, they should be able to offer tailored advice.

    i'm currently running in a pair of saucony grid as recommended to me by the shop owner. without his imput, i would never have even considered them as they are far more rigid than trainers i have previously bought. but i reckon they're the best trainers i've ever run in, glad i asked...
     
  10. Voy06

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    I know a few people who wear the Nike Air Max (I think there called) for running miles.
     
  11. IceBus

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    That's a great way to ruin your knees/feet/ankles/shins ;)
     
  12. Voy06

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    Are they that bad?
     
  13. SexyGreyFox

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  14. IceBus

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    Apparently so. When I was in buying my running shoes, the owner was talking to a guy about Nike Pegasus shoes and saying they'd totally botched a redesign and had to go back to designs that are 27 years old, and that a lot of people had been coming in really injured after running in Nike Zoom's.

    Nike make fashion shoes, not running shoes.
     
  15. Bes

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    Ok thanks guys I went to Running Bath (in Bath) today and the guy there spent the best part of an hour anaylsing my foot strike on this sensor, fitting me with some suitable shoes, and then watching me jog up and down the arcade, trousers rolled to midway up the shin, to see which ones suited me best. (Much to the amusement of other shoppers!)

    In the end I got a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 6 for £75- well worth it for the level of personal service, and they just feel so much better than the ones I was using before too!
     
  16. TripleT

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    Why is that may I ask? For advice then a specialist running shop is great, but for buying, the likes off JJB will be cheaper. JJB actually do a specialist running range. :)
     
  17. firstborn

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    In Burberry? :p
     
  18. SexyGreyFox

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    I went in JJB today at Festival Park and they had no proper running shoes.
    They were labelled running shoes though :(
     
  19. TripleT

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    Ah find a better JJB store? :p

    Most largers ones should stock the Specialist Running range ala here
     
  20. IceBus

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    Cool - good choice and glad you got sorted out with proper running shoes :) I tried Brooks on too and they were a close second, but didn't seem to fit my feet as well as the Mizuno's but definitely great shoes :D