Pins n needles in right sole :(

As I have been struggling with numbing pins and needles the mast couple of runs, I think I need new shoes...?

Any reviews on Brooks running shoes? And I read somewhere to get a size up, so do I get a size bigger? I am typically a 5.5UK.

And does anyone know what the .5 size is?

Any hints and tips please :)) Thanks



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  • Try loosening your laces.

  • Hi exact same thing was happening to me. I was getting pins and needles in my right foot too towards the end of runs and it would last for the cool down walk and for about 10 to 15 mins afterwards. I went to an independent running shop and got a gait analysis done. I tried on about 6 different types of running shoes and in the end I picked a pair which I felt most comfortable in. Never got the pins and needles again. My advice is to go to an independent dedicated running shop and get a gait analysis done if you are buying new shoes.

    Try laces first as advised above.


  • I bought a pair of Brooke's Ghost trainers recently and they give me much more support. I am comfortable running now. My husband bought a second pair of Brookes recently... he runs marathons and really likes them. Definitely worth going to an independent running shop as you can try a variation to see what suits you and they'll assess your gait.

  • Also, yes I went half a size up and my husband wears a size bigger. Hope that helps 😁

  • I just went a whole size up. You will have to try some shoes on as they vary widely

    Brooks are good yes, but other makes might suit you better, so get thee to a proper running shop to get sorted out πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

    They will have older models available which will be cheaper. Don't be afraid to ask πŸ˜ƒ

  • Do what Ian says before you spend out on new shoes! Too tight laces can cause all sorts of problems from pins and needles to numbness to very painful shins. You might find you need to loosen them a few times during a run before you find your 'comfort zone'. Obviously, if that doesn't help, then new shoes may be the answer but it could be a very expensive solution to a very easily sorted problem!

  • Thanks for the advise all! I will attempt to loosen my laces more on my current pair, and will definelty get my gait analysis done with trying various brands before I make the choice!

    Thanks again! #happyrunning #loverunning :))

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