I was really impressed with the service I received today. I used sweatshop at Brierley Hill. I was analysed by a young lad who told me as we chatted that he was doing a master's in sports science and was doing his dissertation on running. He was very thorough and I didn't feel pushed to buy anything. He mentioned insoles which I said I'd think about for another time. Apparently I have a neutral running style. He gave me a selection of shoes to try on and let me faff about chopping and changing, running around the store and trying to make up my mind. Eventually I went with New Balance 1080v3 which were I'm pleased to say in the sale.
Tomorrow is the all important first run in my new trainers and I will let you know how it goes. Tonight I'm going back to my childhood and wearing my new shoes around the house all evening. I don't think my OH will let me sleep in them!