New Shoes At Long Last

New Shoes At Long Last

I've been waiting for what seems an eternity to get new running shoes, my others were starting to disintegrate. My wife gave me some gift vouchers for Run 4 it at Christmas but I've not been able to get into Aberdeen to visit their shop until today.

When I joined the Navy, almost 30 years ago, I was very nearly refused entry due to my Flat Feet and Knocked Knees! So it was with trepidation today that I went to get my Gait Analysed at Run4it, expecting to be told I needed the most extreme of supportive footwear to be told I've now got really stable feet :) and I'm no longer knocked kneed, something that I had not even noticed! Even more testimony to the health benefits to be derived from C25K!

Anyway the staff at Run4it were excellent and I will definately be using them again. I came away with a shiny pair of Brooks Glycerin 11's

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  • Lovely shoes, hope you have a fine run lined up to break them in.

  • Have you tried them yet

  • They look like they will make you fly Good news about your feet and knees ! By the way I have had great service in their Edinburgh branch

  • How amazing is that... And they are one sexy pair of running shoes... Go out there and show em what for!!!!!!

  • I've recently started using Sunday as a Speed Training Day, Running for 30 minutes instead of my usual hour in an attempt to get a faster 5k time, so I've done that today and first impressions are good, they are very comfy shoes, I shaved a few seconds off last weeks 5k time but I'm not convinced that was necessarily down to the shoes.

    I'll run for an hour tomorrow to see if they stay comfy on a longer run and all being well I might try and do a 2 hour run midweek as my wife is away and I have some time to kill, this week. It would be a real test to run beyond 2 hours as that has been my limit to date, due to joint and foot pain!

    For anyone that's interest Brooks standard fit according to the advice at the shop, apparently are naturally wider than most other running shoes so if you have wide feet they are a possible option for you.

  • They look great. Glad to hear another rave review of our local shop.

  • I have an old pair of trainers which are also falling apart.

    As I have just started the running, I don't want anything too expensive and would like some recommendations.

    I am looking at the: Nike Downshifter V Mens Trainers

    Are these any good?

  • Ideally you need to have an idea of what Pronation/Gait you have in order to match yourself to the right type of shoe. The easiest way is to find a sports/running shop that will analyse your Gait for you, if you can't do that then there are tests you can do at home, like the soggy foot test, which involves leaving your wet foot print on a piece of paper, which in turn gives an idea of whether you need arch support etc. If you Google "Soggy Foot Test" you'll see some images and resource that will explain it in detail.

  • As this thread has been bumped anyway by pastort, I would just like to add these shoes have not lasted as long as I would have expected/hoped considering the price, there are holes in the uppers on both shoes as you can see from this picture

    I have tried to contact both Brooks and Run4it Aberdeen to see if they could offer any advice but neither have responded.

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