I've been holding off on buying a proper pair of running shoes until I was certain this running lark is for me, up until now I've been running in the cheapest pair of Nike's that Sports Direct sell.
As I've completed Week 8 this afternoon and as an early graduation present I went to a proper running shop and had my gait analysed.
I suspected that I have a neutral gait and this was confirmed today in the shop.
After finding out I'm most comfortable in a half size bigger for running I tried on various neutral shoes, narrowed it down to three pairs then tried out all three on the treadmill.
I couldn't decide between a pair of Asics Gel Cumulus 17's or a pair of Saucony Ride 8's and ended up running on the treadmill with one on each foot.
This did the trick and I brought home the Ride 8's. I love them and can't wait until Sunday when I take them out for Week 9 Run 1.
Don't you just love a new pair of shoes 😜