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New Shoes!!

Thanks to all for great advice recently re shoes. As promised I am posting to let you know how I got on.......

Had a great three days in London with my wife, saw Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, met new nephew aged 2weeks, saw parents in law etc, ate far too much and spent even more!

I choose sweatshop as per lots of your posts and the guy at Rathbone place (just off Oxford street) was very helpful and was happy to help an overweight novice. Really put me at my ease and I came away with some great Brookes with moulded in-soles. (I was over pronating etc - watched the before and after videos etc)

Home now and ran in them for first time today and knocked 20 seconds of my best 5km time!

Thanks again for the advice.

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Glad you enjoyed your trip to London and found a good shop to get gait analysed. As you now know, the right shoes really do make a difference. Good luck and best wishes.


Thanks Fitmo, definitely made a difference. Happy Easter


Blithe Spirit and Brooks!!!!! Was Angela playing Madame Arcati then? What Brooks did you get by the way?


Hi, yes she played Madame Arcati and was very good. The chap from Downton abbey played the lead and was really brilliant and 'made' the show for us. The shoes are brooks adrenaline gts 14s(?). Feet feel really good when running. Happy Easter.


I bet it was a great show! I absolutely Love Blithe Spirit. I am so jealous. I wanna see it now!

And Brookes Adrenalines!!! I bet you're one happy bunny this Easter


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