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New Year - New Shoes!

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So here is my Christmas present from hubby - lovely running shoes! This time last year when I was just a few weeks into C25k I thought about getting some proper running shoes but instead set myself a goal that if I was still running in January 2017 I would get a pair of new shoes in the sales. So I continued to run in a pair of shoes a friend had given me. ALL year I continued to run and was loving it. So today was the day that I realised my goal and was rewarded not only with a great feeling of achievement but also a rather lovely pair of shoes!

A gait analysis didn't show up any issues so I was advised to get a neutral shoe. I run on a variety of surfaces so opted for a trail shoe. I tried on three pairs but preferred these - Asics, Gel Fuji Attack 5 (I wonder how they come up with names for the shoes?!). They felt good on the treadmill at the shop and I love the colour! Looking forward to trying them out for real later in the week. Happy running everyone.

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AnneDroid profile image

Wow. These are great! Happy running. :)

Oldfloss profile image

So sassy! A great present!

I think they look like very speedy running shoes.. Madge50 had some sassy Asics too... they are very impressive!

I was dithering, as to whether to treat myself... hmmm I think I need to, to keep up with you!

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skysue16Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Oh go on - you know you deserve it!

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to skysue16

I do, don't I ? Thanks youxxxx

They look fab, happy running! 😀

Madge50 profile image

Ooohhhhh! They are lovely, 😍 Lots of happy running to come in those 🏃‍♀️


Those are terrific! Many happy running miles xxx

aliboo70 profile image

they are lovely Sue! enjoy :)

Very nice. I love my ASICS. Mine just died last week so I had to get some more too. I wish ASICS wouldn't keep changing the fit. I had to get a completely different size. I got 2 pairs this time, Gel Cumulus 18 which are great for a neutral foot and FluidFlyte which are so light and very funky colour-wise. Enjoy those snazzy new shoes!

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skysue16Graduate10 in reply to boptillyoudrop49

'Fluid Flyte', another interesting name! Haven't had time to try them out today so plan is to try them tomorrow morning, in the forest.

Bluebirdrunner profile image

Great shoes and a well deserved reward Skysue.

Hope you have lots of great runs in them. XXX

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skysue16Graduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you Jan! They feel different, not as wide I think, compared with my old ones (which have probably stretched!) so I hope they will be ok.

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BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to skysue16

Did you go up a half size or one size from your normal shoe size?

I went up a half so I could lace them tightly, my old ones my toes went a bit numb in when I got warm, so I laced them loosley.

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skysue16Graduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Yes, they are half a size bigger than my usual shoes. I will not tie them too tightly and see how they feel.

misswobble profile image

Cor! They are gorgeous! ☺️ Have fun in em 😃

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skysue16Graduate10 in reply to misswobble

Yes, I must admit I was swayed by the colours and look of them!

ancientrunner profile image

Lovely - colour is an important consideration.

Great shoes, enjoy running in them in 2017.

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skysue16Graduate10 in reply to Lon70

Thank you I will - starting tomorrow!

They are awesome 😀 Hope you have many happy miles running in them 🏃👟🏃👟

Very nice

Go and get them muddy!!


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skysue16Graduate10 in reply to givman

Yes, already a bit splashed!

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