Not 1, but 2 pairs of new shoes to try out tomorrow, with luck.
Following my first post-grad run and the hamstring twinge, and discussions with my better half, it was decided that my 3 year old shoes needed replacing. They were quite comfortable but really better suited to being slippers than running gear.
Anyway, it was with some trepidation we went to Braintree Freeport this morning to purchase a (note the singular!) new pair of shoes. Why trepidation? Well, it normally involves traipsing in and around various designer outlets looking at all sorts of nice clothes that we just have to try on. Not today though. It was a very civilised and quite masculine shopping trip.
I was only interested in the Asics outlet having had good experience there previously (OK it was 3 years ago) and low and behold, the same very professional young lady was there and she took measurements, determined my gait and recommended a range of shoes. In terms of comfort and support, the somewhat understated bright yellow were definitely the best (and only £55). However, she who must be obeyed was quite adamant that I would not be wearing them when out with her and we decided a water proof pair would be good for those times when snow and/or rain was on the ground. It just so happened that those available in my size were the nice black pair pictured. Very comfy and supportive and the only garish bit about them is the bright red/orange on the bottom and the gold detailing.
Question to all retailers: "Why do trainers, runners and the like HAVE to be in such lurid colour schemes?"
So, tomorrow, I'll be trying them outside - hopefully the yellow because it'll be dry but if not, the waterproof black, red and gold.