So I braved the scary running shop

So I braved the scary running shop

...and this is what I brought home. Not so scary actually - there was a very friendly and helpful 20-something man who gave me lots of time. I'm glad that I practised on the gym treadmill last week - however badly that went- as I was on the shop treadmill repeatedly - first barefoot then with each pair of shoes. In the end I had to stop him from bringing more pairs out as I was getting confused! I already knew that I pronate a lot so went for the most corrective pair that I tried, which were Mizuno. I do feel a bit sad that I didn't get Brooks shoes - both my daughters have had Brooks so in my mind they are 'proper running shoes '. However these are quite pretty

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  • These are definitely VERY pretty, and sounds like they are perfect for you! Run like the breeze ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€

  • Thanks. Looking forward to trying them out ๐Ÿ˜

  • Nice... very very nice...With a small go faster stripe too :) Happy runs x

  • Thanks! Every little helps...

  • lovely minty colour! :)

  • It took me about 3x to really brave the scary running shop. The first time I sort of prowled around it, the second time I actually went inside it, but they were very busy and I felt well and truly ignored. Not really surprising when I'm skulking round the edge pretending to look at shoes. The third time I told myself not to be so stupid, middle-aged (alright... old) overweight women have as much right as anyone else to run, and I walked in bold as brass, had a great time, talked running with a customer who was about 30 years younger than me and came out with my current running shoes. Oh, and the knowledge my gait is neutral.

  • Oh gorgeous colour !

    I've got Mizunos too , love 'em !

    Happy Running to you :-) xxx

  • Oh good, thanks. Previously I thought they just did golf stuff

  • Very nice. Happy running ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

  • Lovely new shoes , I so love new shoes :-)

  • They are great. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Ooh, me likey. Lovely colour! :)

  • Lovely colour! I too braved one of those awful treadmills a wee while back and got Brooks (never heard of them) and they are so comfortable. I drew the line at the young mans offer to get a bra for me to try......

  • Hope they give you wings!

  • They look fantastic and its what's best for you that matters ! And well done for going to the running shop๐Ÿ˜Šyou will be flying through the finishing lines๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒx just keep running & enjoy๐Ÿ˜Šx

  • No kidding.... I must have them! Awesome shoed, may you run long and prosper in them โ˜บ

  • As my dad always says.... you will be alright down the disco in those!!!!

  • Nice! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I have those! In fact I have them in three colours including that green. They feel really good from the very first run, then just keep getting better. Enjoy!

  • Oh good! Looking forward to trying them out on Tuesday as I've been away this weekend

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