so here is my problem - my old trainers are perfect apart from the grip on the toes are worn so as much as its fun to slide on the sand and the lovely ultra smooth pavements of santiago it was finally time to take the plunge. Problem 1 - i can't find a solo running shop - i am sure they must exist as there are million and billions of runners in santiago but i can't locate one. Secondly, all the shops are nike, brooks etc so can't easily compare models and did not fancy trying on shoes in all the shops. Too warm today for all that messing around. Thirdly, as much as i would love a gait analysis i have no idea where to go and i am not sure my spanish will stretch this far. So following a wet foot test i did a few weeks ago and deciding on going what ever feels comfortable i skipped off to Nike. Luckily there was a lovely man that helped me, of course they didn't have the lovely ones purple to match my garmin so ended up with these. Can't complain as looked on the uk nike website and i saved £20. So i will have a go in these next week, as i have a race on sunday and don't want to do any damage in case they are wrong. Plus my ankle is already complaining and i made it worse by wearing and walking in my very high wedges on Sunday so these will need to wait in the box. Plus i got a nice mint green top from puma so i don't look like a rainbow has thrown up on me.