So I've recently bought myself some new running shoes after i posted last week about how uncomfortable my old shoes were. The biggest problem with those old shoes were that they were a size too small because i didn't realise you needed shoes that were slightly bigger than your normal size since your feet swell when you run and for other reasons too.
Now the new shoes i have are the right size but they're still uncomfortable but for a different reason. Since I have a low arch I bought a pair of Karrimor Pace Control running shoes from sports direct since they are supposedly for feet like mine. The shoes have this bump on the sole around the arch of my foot which I think is called the midfoot shank or something and I know it's meant to be there for support etc. but is it meant to feel so uncomfortable? I've tried reading up on it on google but there doesn't seem to be a lot about it though I did read one article about the shank being universally uncomfortable for runners but then you'd think more people would talk about it and yet I've hardly read anyone discuss it.
I know i've only just started this whole running thing and for the most part i'm really excited about it, my w2r1 went quite well yesterday, but the frustration in finding good shoes to wear is really putting me off. I don't want to spend a lot on trainers and to be honest i don't want to have to shop around a lot to find the perfect pair at least for now while i'm jut starting off.
So i guess what I was wondering is if it's normal for running shoes to be a bit uncomfortable at first and if I just have to get used to it. Or if it's uncommon and if i should just buy a different pair. Thanksxx.