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Richard7
Richard7Graduate10
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Looking forward to my next run.

Finally after just under a year of running I plucked up enough courage to get my gait analysis done and purchase a proper pair of running shoes.

Thanks to misswobble for your tips I managed to get a nice little discount for mentioning Couch to 5k at The Derby Runner.

Also got some good tips on my running form with a walk through of my running "style" in slow-mo.

First tried on some Brooks which felt great but with just a small glitch due to the width of my feet, after just 3 pairs settled on some New Balance 608 V8 shoes which felt so comfortable and light compared with what I was wearing.

When asked about my old shoes the assistant was very polite with his advice which amounted to don't wear them again as they give me no support which apparently I need.

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Sandyscroll
SandyscrollGraduate10

Awesome!! I love my only pair of proper running shoes so much that I hope they live forever! They've done over 400 miles so far, so going well. I hope you bond with yours in the same way I have with mine. Enjoy!!

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Hope you do many happy miles of running together! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Žโค๏ธ

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Very flash, look like something from an Elvis song (Presley, not Costello). Happy running and wonderful adventures await ๐Ÿ˜Š

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10
in reply to FlickM3

Pity I prefer Costello

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to Richard7

He might have recorded blue suede shoes as well - you never know ;)

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate10

They look lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š you will love running in those ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Joy57
Joy57Graduate10

They look great Richard!

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Oh my, they're gorgeous! Love the colour !

I had to give up Brooks Cascadias as they got narrower in the forefoot, as so many shoes seem to do these days. I wore the bargains I got from Derby runner on my weekend run. They're like clown shoes, and a full size bigger than my normal shoes. I felt a bit of a clodhopper but at least they didn't pinch (Altra Torin)

So, have you tested em out yet? Let us know how you get on with them. If you don't like them be sure to take them back.

Happy running!

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10
in reply to misswobble

These are a 1/2 size bigger (11.5) than what I was wearing and I can see the toe box is much wider too. Only had one blister in the old pair. First run scheduled tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

Razouski
Razouski
in reply to misswobble

Maybe I should try Brooks as I struggle to find running shoes that fit well. I have large feet but they are quite thin, but as soon as you go for a bigger size the width gets all sloppy, so Iโ€™ve had to stick with my Cloudforms which seem to be thinner in a size 8 without giving me black toenails.

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10
in reply to Razouski

I really liked the Brooks that I tried on very comfortable except for me where the lacing starts just rubbed a bit so went with the NB instead

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10
in reply to misswobble

Test run done. Oh dear!! Outside of foot uncomfortable. Might be because I now have support so running on parts of my foot I have not been using before!! Will call the shop and see what they say โ˜น๏ธ first. Read a post on this forum said they had similar and it went after a couple of runs!

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10
in reply to Richard7

Further update ... Just called the shop who reassured me not to worry about bringing them back in but probably just needs a few runs for my foot to adjust to being supported for a change!! Well give it a few more runs and see how things develop. Fingers crossed.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

I am amazed that you managed a year before getting new running shoes Richard7. Or maybe you just struck lucky with your old ones. They might be good for gardening if nothing else.

I bought brooks but it was a wide size. Not all shops have them - I guess thereโ€™s a limit on how many shoes they can hold.

Happy running ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10
in reply to Dexy5

I started C25K last August (29th ish) in ordinary shoes! After about 3 or 4 weeks I purchased some from Decathlon that were the only size that claimed to be for my weight. No gait analysis, no idea what I was doing and too stupid to follow the advise and do it properly.

According to my info my shoes should have lasted around 650k and I am just under that. According to the sales assistant today they are overdue!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Richard7

Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll notice a great difference - it will be like having springs in the soles. Youโ€™ll probably beat your PB. Lovely colour too. Happy running. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Lovely looking shoes Richard. Happy running in them. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

TedG
TedGGraduate10

Nice shoes Richard, Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll reap the benefits from them ๐Ÿ˜Š

I run four pairs now, all with different toe drops.... itโ€™s supposed to eliminate RSI, the other half thinks I have a fetish ๐Ÿคฃ

Happy Running and I hope you get on with them, can take a couple of runs to break them in.

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10
in reply to TedG

Thanks Ted - I think I need those few runs. This morning's was not all I had hoped as get a bit uncomfortable. I think it's down to having run in no support shoes and suddenly giving them support. Will try them a few times.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Very smart!! I hope they bring you many happy miles ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

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