Braved the running shop, happy new shoes!

Braved the running shop, happy new shoes!

Well after my first disastrous attempt in a chain in London, I plucked up the courage and headed off to a local shop I didn't know existed tucked away down a side street to find some new trainers... Wow, what a difference πŸ˜€ I may have ended up spending a bit more than I'd hoped but was taken seriously and the personal service extended to spotting the hidden goth-rock metal 1980s teenager with the comment 'you might be struggling with the available colours' πŸ˜‰

Fascinating to see the video analysis and found some beauties, even if they're not purple and the tread should give me better grip compared to my current pair. I won't diss my cheap adidas ones though, they've got me to week 8 without any issues but when I put one on each foot at home, the inner sole felt like cardboard in comparison!!

So as my new friend said yesterday, I should now fly to week 9... Here's hoping!

Happy running πŸ˜€

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  • Beautiful blue running machines! Very lovely. So pleased you had a much better experience. A Local shop too, perfect! EnjoyπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»

  • Thanks! I'm looking forward to taking them out πŸ˜€ The chap was super helpful and explained everything I needed to understand as a novice, hereally took the time and effort with a tubby trotter πŸ’πŸ˜‰

  • How ever so gorgeous are they! Hope you have many happy days running in them 😊

  • Thanks! I hadn't wanted to spend too much at first as I wasn't sure how I'd get on with running... It's the last thing I thought I'd enjoy and more importantly stick with! Good luck with your last run πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Thank you! 😊

  • Saucies ? Gorgeous, love 'em !

    Happy Feet :-) xxx

  • Well spotted πŸ˜€ I was amused by the name, almost a good enough reason but actually fitted best round the back of my ankle so win win πŸƒπŸ»

  • Lovely shoes and wishing you many happy miles in them :)

    I have to add though - right now I am reading a manuscript for an old friend. He has written the tale of his life and adventures and asked me to read over it critically and give him as much feedback as possible about style, readability, grammar etc etc so I am kind of in that 'ultra-analytical' mode right now.

    Which is why I had a sudden blank happen in my minds eye when you wrote above that you had a PAIR of old shoes, then got this nice new PAIR shoes, then went home, then put "one on each foot"....do you see where I got a bit confused momentarily? LOL :)

  • Ah ha, well if you thought I was being a bit crazy and had one new trainer on one foot, an old trainer on the other and I was prancing round my living room... that was exactly what I was doing, the easiest way I thought to make a direct comparison 😜 I just have to make sure I don't go out like that... This has happened before with ordinary shoes so not outwith the realms of possibility πŸ˜‰

    Have fun reading the manuscript! ☺️

  • Ahem - actually I thought it scanned as if you had four shoes, and one on 'each foot' ;)

  • They're gorgeous! I love Saucony although they do wear out quickly, well the uppers that is

    Which ones are they? I just bought another pair of Zealots and own a pair of Kinvara 5.

  • Thanks πŸ˜€ They're Ride9s, the chap said they'd get more comfy the more I used them, something to do with the insole... I wasn't sure if it was just incentive to keep me going πŸ˜‰ I'm half expecting them to do the running for me πŸ˜‚πŸƒπŸ»

  • Lovely!

  • 😊

  • lovely ...I am so shallow....I love the colour!

  • I'm incredibly shallow when it comes to colour too, fortunately these were a good fit! 😊

  • Oo nice shoes! Happy running in these!

  • Congrats on getting some lovely shoes - and for seeking out professional advice. Something I think I might do if I remain motivated after graduating with the running - and when I get some spare cash! Good luck with your final week before graduating and happy running!

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