New Shoes Time

New Shoes Time

I think it's time to start thinking about some new running shoes, I've worked out that I've run and walked around 2700 km's in these over the past 2 years, I can't see daylight through the sole yet though so there is probably a few runs left in them yet but I don't think it'll be long before we part company :(

Has anyone had their gait analysed in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire?

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  • I was just recommending the Run4 It shop in Holburn Street to a FB friend. Run4It are a small Scottish chain -about 7 shops - and although I've not used the Aberdeen branch, if they are anything like Inverness you'll be in good hands,

    I bought new running shoes there last week and the staff were very patient as I tried on several pairs, running on the treadmill for each pair, then tried some a second time before deciding which to take.

    I don't know if you ever enter any local races at all, but our local shop frequently is involved with sponsoring local races with discount vouchers (usually 15%) in race goodie bags. I've never paid full price for anything I've bought there - always having a discount voucher from one race or other. I think both the CHSS Glenlivet 10K and the Balmoral 10K both had Run4It vouchers, although both of these are in April, so may be too long for you to wait.

  • Thank you, they sound ideal, to be honest I'm kind of embarrassed to say but in the 3 years we've lived up here I've not been into Aberdeen shopping :) Did you have to make an appointment for the fitting or did you just turn up?

  • No appointment needed for both times I had gait analysis, although I went in on weekdays on both occasions. You may be advised to check if going on a weekend.

    For a first shopping trip to the city, you've probably picked the worst time of year as all the country folks head in for their Christmas shopping. Heck, some folks even head through from Inverness to hit the shops!

  • Joy! Sounds like hell, but thanks for the info.

  • How did you manage that? My shoes have only done about 700k (and warm up/cool down walks) and the upper is starting to tear. Got new ones yesterday though..... :)

  • I had gait checked in run4it in edinburgh and was very impressed with service and shoes they recommended

  • If you still find these comfortable, why not try barefoot running? Just a suggestion!

  • I have some skeletor issues, I'm not sure barefoot running would be wise for me personally but thanks for the suggestion :)

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