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An early graduation present - New shoes

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Hi everyone,

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 😜


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Lovely - may you run like the wind in them!πŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»

B0bPGraduate in reply to Sandraj39

I can't wait to try them out


I hope they give you wings, I had a gait analysis too, I over pronunciate especially on the right side and I've found my new shoes absolutely fab, my only thing is I really wanted pink trainers and they only had blue, but we can't have it all!


Thanks Hel,

Proper running shoes do seem to be very bright eh, I'm personally glad the most comfortable ones I bought aren't pink!


Lovely shoes! You will be flying along!

B0bPGraduate in reply to Eatcakeandrun

Thanks eatcakeandrun,

I was going to take tomorrow off as a rest day but I don't think I can wait u til Monday before I try them.



Aye ! Nowt like a pair of new runners to lift your spirit !

Fab ! Hope you have lots of happy running adventures together! :-) xxx

B0bPGraduate in reply to poppypug

I know PP πŸ˜€

the Mrs is just about to finish Week 4 so we told the lady in the shop to expect us back in a month for her new shoes πŸ˜€

The adventure with them will start tomorrow on the first of my 30 minute runs.



Don't we just!

I have Saucony Kinvara but they are a bit lightweight in more ways than one. I sent my last pair back as the uppers wore out like lightening. I am racing in their replacement tomorrow. Light as air they are but cushioned well enough.

You'll get on with them really well I'm sure. It's like having nothing on your feet

Good luck for your Graduation run!!!!!!!!!

B0bPGraduate in reply to misswobble

Thanks Miss,

I hope these don't wear out too quickly!



What a sad person I am - I actually gave a little gasp when I saw those! (what has running done to me lol?) Those are gorgeous, proper super-hero shoes, and you will fly in them. Just be grateful you have neutral gait, or I would come and snatch them off your feet! XX

B0bPGraduate in reply to Curlygurly2

Haha that made me laugh CG.

Lucky we don't have t fight over them eh 😜


I love those!!! 😍 I'm also waiting until graduation to buy a new pair of runners I can't wait. I have picked out the prettiest brightest pair that suit my gait analysis and can't wait to buy them ☺️

Enjoy your new runners

B0bPGraduate in reply to Popstess

Thank you, I tried them out yesterday for the first time and I love them πŸ˜€

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