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Advice required: Sore ankles... is it the new shoes ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ญ

I appreciate this is not a Doctors surgery and if they hurt all the time Iโ€™d get medical advice but Iโ€™m just wondering if any of you have had ankle pain from new trainers?

Last Monday I went to the local running shop, had my gait analysis and purchased new trainers as advised by the staff... you may have seen my beautiful Ghosts ๐Ÿ˜

Today was my third run in them, Iโ€™ve been taking it steady, 3.7k Wednesday and 5K Saturday on both runs the front of my ankle ached a little, but I put it down to needing to break in my new lovelies.

Today my run was unbearable ๐Ÿ˜• nothing but the trainers has changed, I did the same warm up, route, socks etc after 1.5k I had to stop and walk. I thought that they might be that I tied my laces too tight so loosened them. Walked about 0.5k and tried again, same happened but then I started to get pain in my right calf and inside my right thigh... this hasnโ€™t happened before ๐Ÿ˜• I walked 1.5 miles to work this morning and the were fine, it wasnโ€™t till I started to run that I was in pain.

I could have cried with the pain and more so the disappointment. I walked the rest of the way home. Now I have taken them off the leg pain has gone but the front of my ankle is still a bit sore, going to soak in a hot bath ๐Ÿ›€ it usually works.

I want to keep running so Iโ€™m thinking that I should just take them back and talk to the men in the shop that sold them to me, but worried they will just fob me off โ˜น๏ธ if it is the trainers then they should take them back as they are not fit for purpose..?๐Ÿค”

Im going to do some googling but any advice / your experiences is much appreciated.

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I donโ€™t know if it is the new trainers Emma but if you were fine before then it sounds like it could be. I remember you saying you got much bigger than your normal shoe size. Mine were just half to one size bigger. But do go back and get them to check they are right for you. Whatever happens Brooks guarantee your money back within 30 days even after running in them so donโ€™t let them fob you off. If you donโ€™t get satisfaction, contact Brooks direct. Then go to a different running shop. Hope this helps.

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Thanks Dexy5, that was just what I was hoping to hear ๐Ÿ˜Š much appreciated!

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When I got my gait analysis and shoes, the shop made me promise to come back if I had any issues. I liked the Ghosts best, but he wouldn't sell them to me, insisted I had the cheaper Launch 5s. He said my feet moved about in the Ghosts too much.

So Dexy5 is right, and if the shop argue, then contact Brooks immediately.

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Wow, thatโ€™s great service ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™m feeling reassured and Iโ€™m sure they will be fine.

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That's a difficult one initially I would say it is possibly the new shoes. It is generally best to break them.in gradually...

If it is down to the shoes and to allay your concerns I would go back to the store .. if it is a reputable store I am sure they will listen and help you..

There subtle differences in running shoes even of the same brand..so definitely worth going back i say

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Thanks Rob ๐Ÿ˜Š might just be that they sit a little bit higher.

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Yes they do look quite high on your original photo; the tongues look really long too.

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You should maybe try your next run in the old trainers too?

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I was thinking that ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I think it is fair to say that ANYTHING new introduced to our running is capable of causing pain. We don't really know exactly what the difference is between your new and old shoes - but even if it is a simple thing like different heel-to-toe drop height , it "could" cause some pain that wasn't there before. Basically even such a small change can cause muscles to have to do things that they have not been doing - and muscles don't like that !! :)

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Hi Em, I had exactly the same. I slackened minevright off but not so they fell off and eased back into my normal routine. Being honest, it took a good 2 weeks to get right again. ๐Ÿ˜’

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Thanks, sounds like a plan .... but I might go get them rechecked too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I really feel for you. I was so excited about my new shoes gait check and everything and the first time out, usual run I had a calf strain. A GP friend said that my muscles were probably adjusting to the slight repositioning caused by the shoes... On a happier note calf is better and shoes are now fine. Xx

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Phew, I did think it might be that, itโ€™s got worse each run through ๐Ÿค” Iโ€™m going to get them checked and if they are happy will give it another go ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Honestly, I would take the shoes back. I've never ever had to break shoes in, ever! I've run in Mazuno Brooks and On. the first two have too high a heel drop for me and were making me heel strike, but they were still comfortable. i've never had blisters, pain or strains from running shoes. Please please take them back x

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Thank you... Iโ€™m taking them back today. My friend at work told me her son took his back and they were brilliant ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Fantastic x

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Thank you all, you lovely lot!!

Please to say that the man in the shop was fab, as soon as I ran towards him he could see that I needed a more supported insole. I tried 4 pairs and left with a comfortable pair of Nike ๐Ÿ˜

Wearing them around the house tonight and off for a run on the treadmill in them tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜Š

Very happy ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Ÿโค๏ธ

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So pleased to hear this! Great news for you and so good to hear you were dealt with by a fab man in the shop. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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