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theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10

Spent a happy hour in my favourite shop in Carlisle (Chivers Sports) trying on shoes and running up and down.

I wanted something to replace my Brooks Launch 5. They have powered all my running since I started about this time a year ago. The Brooks have done a good 600 Km, and Strava has started to nag me about getting new ones. I tried the Brooks Launch 6 (red laces), and they are just as comfy. However...

Green is my colour, but my feet liked the Orange Saucony Peregrine ISO better (4mm offset). £20 less, have I got cheap feet? I may get the On Cloudflow too, not decided yet.

I know how much the girls like to show off their shoe porn, and I don't think us boys should let that go unchallenged!

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Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Oooh I love the colour of the On Cloudflows! I really want a green running shoe but they are hard to find. On Cloudflyer are my runners of choice, but if they did that green, I would be overjoyed!

I bought new Flyers a few months ago…and now you have made me want to buy more, theoldfellow!

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

I have almost convinced myself to order the Green Cloudflows on-line...

I like the idea of my feet matching the grass.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Great selection of shoes you now have TOF, yes, if the girls like to show off their shoe porn, why should us boys not do so as well. Happy runniversery to you, we both joined C25K about a year ago, today to be exact is the day I began the C25K program, I ran run 1 of week 1 on the 18th April 2018.

To celebrate yesterday I bought a running belt, enquired about running shoes, they are expensive but probably worth it, if I do buy new running shoes I will also get a gait analysis which involves running on a treadmill, taking your shoes AND socks off, sounds interesting, but not just yet, have a good day.

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Alan, the gait analysis is painless, once you get over exposing your NAKED feet to the gait expert. Well worth it in humble opinion.

My actual runiversary is next week on the 23rd April - it says in my Strava record 1st Week, 1st Time, Run 1. But as a Greek Orthodox clergyman, next week is Holy Week, and I'll be working - might get some short runs in🙏🙏.

Congratulations on YOUR runiversary today! 👏👏👏

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

👍 🏃

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

theoldfellow what a coincidence! My Runniversary is also on Tuesday. I’m working that day so going to do an anniversary run on Monday and repeat W1R1 but at JogRunSprint pace. Will probably still end up sweaty and beetroot like but will have hopefully gone a bit further. My vote is for the green ones - subtle but eye catching 😃

Kertesz
KerteszGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations Alan!! Happy Runniversary to you!! Enjoy your belt and encourage yourself to go for the shoes!! My (gait-analysed !) Brooks pair have changed my whole running experience! (For the better, obvs!!) x x

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Kertesz

Thank you for congratulating me on my "runiversary", yes I now know where to go for a gait-analysis, I read in detail what it involves, that shop does it free of charge so I would NOT get it done and just walk out the shop after 45 minutes without buying the shoes they recommended. 😊

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations on your Runniversary Al! Here’s to many more and more male shoe porn 😂

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Probably very soon I'll go and get a gait-analysis and buy the recommended shoes. Happy running Easter if you are going any runs.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Introducing my lovely stepdaughter to parkrun at her local one near Chesterfield tomorrow - quite a flat course and only just over 200 runners last week (unlike the 974 we had in Southampton!) so looking forward to that. Happy Easter to you too!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

👍 🏃 Good luck to your stepdaughter for her first parkrun tomorrow morning. 😊 🏃 I think all the parkruns will be busier than usual because of the perfect weather and it being Easter🥚

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10

Running Shoe Excitement is a gender-neutral activity, imho, and so is Running Shoe Envy! What a lovely array! 👏🏼🎉💕 Glad I’m not the one having to make choices there. 😂 Happy runs to come in your second year, I bet. 🏃🏻‍♂️💨

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10

They all look lovely

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Group shoe porn! 😂

I think you need the cloudflows too... my Mrs always said there was no such thing as too many shoes... though she’s starting to change her mind now I’ve joined in.

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

I had a word with She-who-must-be-obeyed, and we agreed that next week when we are in Carlisle, I might reasonably go and make that purchase. Just as long as the running keeps me cheerful and healthy enough to do my chores. 😄😅😄😅😄😅

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to theoldfellow

Result!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

I think men's shoe colours are generally far more titillating 😄

HeavyFoot
HeavyFootGraduate10 in reply to roseabi

Fleabag?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to HeavyFoot

*Glances sideways at camera* 😄

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Oh hello! 😍😍😍 You certainly had a greater selection of colours to choose from than when I got my gait analysis! I went for slinky ninja black. 😎 But I Love all your choices! 👍😀

damienair
damienairModerator

I have clocked up over 800 km’s on my Brooks GTS17’s. I’m going to have to go shopping soon. Garmin Connect seems to think that runners last 1,000 km’s. They all look nice. Happy running.

Damien

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Strava thought 600 for a 1000 shoe, so you get an overlap I suspect. Plus I wouldn't put it past the shoe manufacturers to bribe them 😈

molly1973
molly1973Graduate10

They are lovely! Are the Saucony’s trail shoes? They look to have a really chunky tread. Colours were really boring when I went shopping in February: I too have black, but with neon pink laces 😊

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10 in reply to molly1973

They are 50/50 Trail/Road. But yes, they have really chunky grippy soles. Which is what I wanted. My 5Km runs are usually road, but my longer runs incorporate some farmland and fell running.

molly1973
molly1973Graduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

Great! I am starting to run more trails and at the moment it’s very dry so road shoes are fine but I may have to invest at some point! I’m very impressed that you’re running on fells!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

It’s great that you found so many pairs to choose from theoldfellow. Decisions decisions... buy them all and wear a different pair every run! 🥾👞👢👠👡👟

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

You girls and shoes...

I got the orange ones today. Might get the green ones next week. I can live without the other two.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

I hope they serve you very well. I only managed to get 400 km out of my brooks GTS18s . I was obviously not kissing the ground with my feet like Oldfloss says we should do.

Happy Easter to you, I know from my days living in Cyprus that this is the most important celebration in your calendar.

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Yes, and the most tiring for the clergy. Our Easter (Holy Pascha) is a week later than here in the west, but as a member of Churches Together, I get to do it twice.

Looking forward to the Easter Parkrun on Saturday though.🙏❤

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

I’m glad you can do that - it will clear the head. I’m tailwalking so should do it within an hour 😉

skysue16
skysue16Graduate10

Ha, ha - lovely selection there! Which to choose.....so difficult 😉

Jonno34
Jonno34Graduate10

I have 2 pairs of Asics, one I save for outdoor and one which I started 18 months ago which I use in the gym and will look for some new ones soon, sadly I have to shop online :-(

I am a little concerned that the corporate electronics police are ones telling you to change them though! :-)

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10 in reply to Jonno34

I see it more as 'giving me an excuse'.😄

Jonno34
Jonno34Graduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

Like it! I just am quite astounded that it tells you!

Got my first pair of Brooks from Chivers in January when I first started my running journey fab shop 👍🏻

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

😘😘

Slinkymalinki
SlinkymalinkiGraduate10

Love the orange pair & the Cloud Flyers. My first word was shoe. Remember, all shoes are an INVESTMENT and therefore totally justifiable!! 😁

BarbieW
BarbieWGraduate10

What a selection to choose from!

I love my Saucony Hurricanes but they don’t come in orange. I am so jealous!

Shoe porn is definitely gender neutral, but I have to agree that I think the men’s colour choice is better than ours.

Happy runniversary, and happy Easter too.

Lysia
LysiaGraduate10

Congrats, my runniversary was on 14th. Well earned new shoes for you. 👍🏽

Love the way you are basing your choices on colour!! Pick the ones that make you smile the most!!

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10 in reply to Sweatylady

I have to be honest, when I started running I was dreading having to wear coloured shoes. Now I want them BRIGHTER!

But I should also say the Orange Saucony are the ones that have the best fit with my needs for a trail/road shoe with a low offset (heel/forefoot) because I have a midfoot strike.

It's not JUST the colour, but the colour helps.

😄

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