Hi all . Well have just read a couple of posts about gait analysis and the selling of running shoes after. So I had my gait analysis done ad you all know on the 25th June and with that promptly bought a pair of Brooks ( my choice entirely).
The guy that served me was very good and helped me (a novice to proper running shoes). obtain the pair that was right for me. My right foot was neutral and my left was just slightly under probated,this he was able to show me on the video.
The price of them were £99.99 however with the £10.00 and further discount taken off I only paid £80.00. Now I know that the price was reasonable and that there are indeed more expensive shoes out there and many of my dear running buddies on this forum have paid much much more,but for me that was a lot of spondulies to pay for them just to start to wear away. Granted not on the tread at all but on the heel collar so it’s not too bad really.
Got in touch with the shop and they told me I could take them back if they continue to wear away quickly and they would replace them. However I cannot be bothered as it’s a long way to drive and I’ll just put it down to experience.
I could have just had my gait analysis done and bought else were but I didn’t want to seem mean.
My point is that I agree with Flick that it’s good to have the gait analysis done but I also understand what Pink was talking about in his post too.
So next time I need new runners I will know what my gait is and be able to decide myself what I need.
Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the experience and the advice etc. I am just a bit disappointed in the outcome.
Jut take your time when choosing and don’t be in such a hurry like me to get a better pair of running shoe ie name brand.