Running shop???

Due to my excessive weight, dodgy joints and plantar fasciitis I want to invest in a pair of running shoes suited to me. At the moment I’m plodding around in a pair of trainers I’ve had for years. I’m struggling to find a specialist shop near to where I live (North Staffordshire) I know this forum is international so it’s a long shot but does anyone know a good shop in West Midlands / North West England? I don’t mind travelling a bit.


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9 Replies

  • Try Run Forest in Matlock, Mike is very good and will make sure you get the right pair of trainers.

  • Well that worked with the bonus of a nice day out in Matlock 😊 thank you!

  • There is DerbyRunner just off the A50, Spondon nr Derby. Ive always found them to be brilliant!

  • there's also derby runner

  • Two for derby runner, easy to get to too, thank you!


    Burton on Trent...... :)

  • This is my most local one. I have not bought shoes so cant comment but I have been to their Physio Form on the same site......... absolutely marvellous! I believe they have a sale on shoes at the moment👍🏼

  • I got some trail shoes from Derby Runner. Good price as they were earlier models. They run a shop,but they are runners themselves and organise local races. They will take time and care to get you suited, as will Runforest in Matlock 🙂

  • I'm going to Run Forest tomorrow morning for gait analysis. And cake. They have fantastic cake.

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