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New shooooooess!!

New shooooooess!!

As I’m now increasing my mileage thought I’d pop to local running shop and get my gait done. Apparantly I’m a neutral runner so my current NB shoes are fine but......wanted new shoes!! (Plus my beach Nikes have been hurting my ankle a teeny bit of late)

Treated myself to some Brooks Ghost 11 shoes. 😬😬. Come on I deserve them right??? 🤔☺️❤️

** Runners Loop pic now added thanks to Berksrover **

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Ooh they’re nice! The shoes too 🤣

What’s the difference between the different Brooks models? So many names but I have no clue. (Mine are clearly the fat boy shock absorbing comfiest ones, Glycerin.)

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Why thank you. 😘

No idea!! All I know is these are the latest. But I tried on about 4 different pairs/brands and ran down the street in them. These were the comfiest by far.

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Can’t help noticing that your legs are much shorter than last time. You may need watering.

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I’ve folded them down to get the shoes in shot! 😂😂

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Of course you deserve them! Love the colour 😊

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Thanks Sarah! I fell for the colour too. X

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Oooh they do look really comfy. Where did you go for your gait analysis?

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They really are. I went to my local running shop ‘Up and Running’ - free gait test.

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I’m a bit wary of Sports Direct which is our only local one. Had such poor service from them for returns, they have no changing room, surly staff... that I’m inclined to wait till I go to Exeter or Taunton where there is more choice.

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Don’t blame you. This was a specialist running shop. Really knowledgeable and non pushy sales staff.

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I suffer from fallen arches, bunions and my feet sort of roll as I run and walk so I put my outer heel down and then roll onto my inner toe. So I have been doing a lot of research into the correct shoes. ( currently running in either ASICS GT 1000 or ASICS Gel cumulus- both of which I find are fine for me ). But I came across this article which I found quite interesting

Https://runnersconnect.net/running-gait-analysis-footwear/

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I’ll have a read...

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I wouldn't go to sports direct for running shoes as they don't have specialist staff. They are fine for leisure wear but wouldn't know what gait analysis is. If you go onto the brooks website and search for a local supplier, you will probably find a local independent running shop, which will do several brands and do assessments.

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Thanks I’m going to go to Exeter and go to Runners Need there.

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Great - don't forget the photo!

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That’s where I go, Oxford branch.

Nice shoes, I’ve read good reviews on the latest Ghost 😊

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Thanks Ted. 😊

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Course you deserve them!! No question!! Very nice 👌 enjoy! 👍😁

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Thank you JoJo! X

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Ooooo they're nice! You definitely deserve them :-)

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Thank you! Can’t wait to try them out tomorrow. x

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Absolutely you deserve them! And they are gorgeous! You will zip along in them, I am sure. And thank you for making me feel better about my recent shoe purchase - we deserve them, the efforts we are putting in! x

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I followed your very bad lead Sadie!!😂 😂😘 But we DO deserve them! 💪🏼 X

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😂👟😂👟😂

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Very Sexy ;)

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Thanks Ju-ju. My treat for making it to week 4 of your plan!😬

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So important to have treats. We need to add that to the plan I think... they really are lovely :)

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Ooh yes I will follow any of your plans if you factor in treats like this!! 😊x

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Oooh lush! I’m going to have to get my gait done. And yes- you DEFINITELY deserve them 😊

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Awww thanks Beth. Loving everyone’s love on this post. 💕

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Runners love buying new shoes, talking about new shoes, dreaming about new shoes, thinking nostalgically about shoes past...😁 And don’t think I did not spot your racer’s loop. Good work missy. x

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I’d never heard of bloomin racers loop but any extra seconds I can get I’d welcome! Too soon to buy another pair for non heatwave runs? 🤔😬 x

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Fantastic!! I had this done a few weeks back (shop in Ashley Cross). I was very impressed with the knowledgeable staff who were superb and my new shoes have been perfect 👌 Well done 👍 and here’s to some happy 😃 new miles (or should that be Km 🤔!!) 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️😀🤸‍♀️

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Thanks! Maybe my new shoes will give me your pace. 😏 This shop is in Moordown/Winton. Apparently I can go 500 miles in these shoes - yep can use them for a lifetime then!! 😂

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I know them - I actually let that shop to them a couple of years ago 😉😉!! One of my better deals, I think 🤔!!

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Do I detect an absence of runners loop in the lacing up department Ripcurlrana71 you know this will add 2.36 seconds /km to your time,

😉😊

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Oooh must google!!!!

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Same here!!🤔

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Thank goodness for you tube! I need those 2.36 secs/km!

google.co.uk/amp/s/www.popu...

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Phew sorted!! 😊

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Will sort when I’m reunited with my buddies tonight 👍Thanks for this Berksrover !! 👍👌🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️👏👏

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See updated pic. 😊

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Think you may need to cross the laces before they go through the loop 🤔😉

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Argh!!

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Yeeeeeay !! Saw the pic 😀😀👍🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️do they feel different done up ?

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I suppose a bit snugger around the ankle. Will take them for a test run tomorrow!

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They look great rip!

I think it’s quite spooky how you and I are so aligned atm😄... I was talking to my sister just last night and she was bending my ear about getting my GA done before our 10k, so I said I’d go in and get some new shoes next week.

As ever, you are about a week ahead of me 😉

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Thanks! We are virtual running buddies!! 🙌🏼🤝😊

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...and also had never heard of “runners loop”, so have just been getting the lowdown on YouTube... who knew? 😳😀👍

Going to try that for my next run. Thanks VRB 😄

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Looking for any extra seconds atm. 😬

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Ooh, shoe porn, shoe porn! I'm a neutral runner too. we can take our pick :) Smashing shoes. May you enjoy many miles in them x

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Thanks Flick!! X

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Nice shoes Ripcurlrana....they will help you on your 10k journey. Super comfy and cool😎xx

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Thank you!!😊x

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Given the obvious issues with even relatively simple things like lacing your trainers, I'd suggest you keep these for Sunday Best/Admiration purposes and get another for actual use. Actually two pairs since you should alternate them. Or four so you have spares...

Wonga would be delighted to help you with any cash flow problems 😂😂😂❤❤

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I agree - who would have thought on top of nailing 5k you also needed to learn how to tie laces again!!! 😂😂xx

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Welcome to Man World where we can only ever do one thing at a time and not really do it very well....xx

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Think I’ve sorted it now. If not screw those extra seconds! Taken me twice as long to lace the shoes!! x

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I thought you only needed to do that lace thing if you had heel movement. But what the hell do i know? 😭😭

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I’m sticking with what I’ve got now. 😬

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what's wrong with having four pairs of running shoes? Erm ... gulp ...

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Nothing! 😬

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Love those Ripcurlrana , you'll be flying on your next run. Mine are adrenalin GTS 18 wide, which have arch support.

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Thanks! Must admit not too knowledgeable on these things! 😊

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What is comfortable when. Running is the main thing I think. And then look at colours!

👟🌈

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Actually I think I was told they had arch support but according to Brooks website they are flat /medium.???

Do you know that brooks will take them back within 30 days if you are not happy with them. Can’t ask for more than that.

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Mine are for neutral runners. 😊

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Ooh nice! Definitely well deserved 👌🏽

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Thanks Tash. Test beach run tomorrow!! 😎

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100% deserved!! very nice Ripcurl. You and Jay are bad influences! :) :)

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Ha thanks Lori! Getting shipping. 😘

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You soooooo deserve these Rip! Aren't they fab. You'll be nailing the miles now. Looking for an excuse to get me some new trainers - mine have minor tread wear so might need GA to see if my analysis reveals I NEED a new pair.

Love the idea of sand trainers, I just avoid sand to save my beloveds. Great idea to keep am old spare pair. Perhaps a wee drawstring bag to throw them in the boot. Can you tell I hate sand yet...! 😆

Another top tip, one I learned from a piper - when you start tying them, when you've done your over and under, thread your pace around the bottom one once more and instead of the knot popping straight back up, it stays in place holding it well while you do your loop. (Hope this makes sense!)

Small pleasures...

Can't wait to see your stats in your new shoes!!! 👟👟👟👟👟👟

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Thanks Sharron for all the tips! Pressure is on now to smash PB’s! 😱😜

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Very fancy! Just got into runners’ loops- marvellous invention! Happy running- you’ll fly round! 💪🏻🏃🏼‍♀️

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Thanks!

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Hi Rip! Nice shoes! On Tues I treated myself to some Brooks too also after having a gait analysis done. I must say it’s good to be able to go to a specialised shop to get the correct info for your needs.

Anyhoo love the shoes! Enjoy ! Enjoy! Enjoy!😀😀

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Hi Peggy! Love my new shoes and perfect test run just done. 😬 Enjoy your new shoes too!! 😊

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Thanks Rip.had my test run on Wed and they were perfect.So so much better!😀😀🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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I think we need a pair for every different run! 😬😬

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Now there’s a great plan!🤔🤔🤣🤣

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I run in brooks aduro 6 neutral 😀😀

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Thanks for the tip! 😉

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Lovely new shoes 😍. My local running shop is Up and Running too. I would recommend them as they were great when helping me pick my trainers for dodgy feet. They also have a running club for when I’m a grown up.

That runners loop though - who knew!?! Think I’ll give it a go tomorrow 😁🏃‍♀️

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Hi! Great shop and honest non pushy advice. Tried the loop today in my run and all felt great! Love them. 😍

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I Have shoe envy- I am looking at having a post birthday spending spree on some proper shoes and probably a watch too. We definitely deserve it!

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Oh yes we do!!! Love my watch (not purchased yesterday!!) and my new shoes!!

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Great, they look lovely. 😀 Let us know how you get on with them!

Think I might have to invest in a new pair of running shoes too, now I’m starting Big School 😊😊

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Did beach run this morning and they were perfect. So comfy and light. Go get some! 👍🏼👍🏼

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Excellent, thanks for the information. 😀 I’ll have a look around and see what’s comfy and takes my fancy 👟👍

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Great shoes, i run in Brooks 4 Launch and love them, you deserve em ripcurl

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Thanks Guesty26! Loved running in them today. 😬😬

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New shoes always make you feel great have a great weekend

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You too! 😎

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Looking good girl! 🏃‍♂️💕

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Thanks lovely. ☺️

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Gorgeous shoes. Such a nice colour. I don't understand this runner's loop business - i feel like I'm 8 years old. Could you do a youtube video? ;)

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Thanks Paula. I didn’t get it either and got it wrong following the vid the first time round! Here you go lovely:

healthunlocked.com/api/redi...

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Nope. No can do... Will try again when my brain is less fried.

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Ooooohhh nice new shoes . Always a reason for new shoes. Enjoy

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Brooke’s do love their blue dye! They look great! 😁

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Thanks Simon. 😬

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Hi Ripcurlrana71 well I must say those are top trainers. I love them, the ghost 10 are cool too, but the 11's look the bees knees. Glad you got them, enjoy running in them 👍😊 x

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