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Gait Analysis

Gait Analysis

I was going to buy a new pair of running shoes from Sports Direct as I was pretty sure I wanted control shoes as my feet are flat, however, I went to a specialist running shop near me and had the gait analysis done.

Really glad I did as it turns out my gait is nearly neutral. The guy in the shop spent ages letting me try on suitable shoes from 4 manufacturers and give them a go on the treadmill. Again this was really beneficial as one pair aggravated the top of my right foot when I ran and I am sure would have caused me problems. In the end it came down to a choice of two and he suggested I ran with odd shoes to see which felt more comfortable.

Result! I have a new pair of shoes that are really comfortable and support my mild over pronation.

Warning sunglasses needed!

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P.S. A tenner more than on-line, but well worth it for the buying experience.

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I like those! That's the problem I had with one pair, irritating the top of the foot..

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the offending shoes felt comfortable until i ran. Think i would have had real problems.

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Yes, the ones I bought gave me a big lump on my big toe joint, they were Brooks Adrenaline. Strangely I had the opposite problem, they were comfortable when I ran but hurt when I walked, but I think they were rubbing all the time.

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Did you manage to change your Brooks?

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Nice shoos!

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Thanks!

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they look nice too :)

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Don't know if i dare wear them outside!

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Definitely run faster shoes LOL!

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Run longer is what i need!

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Got to be worth a second everything mile. Wow.

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A second a km would be great!

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very nice shoes :D

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Looking good! Hope they give you wings :) (Love the colour by the way)

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Thanks 5k

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Whoa ! * puts sunglasses on *

Hey nice shooos ! :-D

A big fat YES from me , Hope you will be very happy together :-) xxx

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Thanks Poppy, you always make me smile! :-)

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Ah xxx Thats very nice of you to say so, Thank you :-)

I love your pic, btw xxx

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You can see my flat feet!

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Oooh yeah ha ha , I wouldnt have ever noticed if you hadnt have pointed it out, honest Guv . :-D xxx

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Thanks Rob

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Ooooh! Nice shoooooz!!!!

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Thanks Tounlou.

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Oooh beauuuutiful! Why are mens shoes so much better for colours than the ladies? (Pink pink pink or purple).

Which shop did you get them from? Sounds like you had a great experience.. xx

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Hi SpikyMoss, sorry for delay. I bought them in a small independant called 'Metres to Miles' in Epworth, North Lincolnshire. Wasn't my intention to get bright colours, but they are really comfortable.

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