I went to a Runners Need store to purchase new trainers and also wanted a Gait Analysis (never had one before!). After running solid for some 10 months I thought it was about time now.
I had taken in my existing running shoes and the sales assistant looked at them and told me immediately I was a neutral runner, I still asked for a gait analysis for confirmation and so we went through that too. If I’m honest it was an underwhelming experience, I just felt the staff would have been enthusiastic and passionate to talk to me and find out more about my running mileage and types of runs, but there was none of that.
Anyway I selected a pair of brooks, on the basis that he put me in brooks for the gait analysis and they felt very roomy for my flat wide feet. When I went to pay, he offered a price match, they were listed as £140 on the shelf but he knocked it down to £119. I was happy with that.
Apparently Brooks have been the number 1 trainer brand for 2 years running now.
Here’s to running happy and happy mileage in my new trainers.