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Off for gait analysis - updated

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Jay66UKGraduate

Heading into Manchester in my running shoes and shorts. Feel like a right lemon.

Update: So...very nice young man in the store. Asked me about my running. Asked me to take my shoes off and looked at my arches. Asked me to walk away from him bearfoot. Said I looked neutral with a very slight roll on my left foot.

Treadmill was umm interesting as I couldn’t stop it. Video shows my feet move around but land flat and my ankles are upright. Neutral it is “but you’ll find you wear out the outer part of the soles first”.

Tried on 3 pairs of shoes - an Asics and two Brooks. Asics were quite solid upper, both Brooks were comfy. I chose between them based on colour and price - these ones were £110 “on offer from £135”, the others £120 so nothing really in it. Compared to my £15 starter shoes...

He even wished me well on my Parkrun as I left. 10/10 for a shopping experience - he knew what he was doing, he was friendly yet polite, made me feel at home in an alien place. Neil at Up and Running, Deansgate, Manchester.

Key detail missed: Brooks Glycerine 15 in blue, lime and silver.

43 Replies

Go smash that park run now!!! 😬💪🏼

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Ta. I suddenly feel worthy!

lexi6 profile image
lexi6Graduate

Booooootiful!

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SendWineGraduate

Very nice 😙

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pianoteacherGraduate

Oooo they look great! I'm glad your shopping experience was a good one x

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AnneDroidGraduate

I like that "choking" has come up as a tag for this post. That must have been the price. :)

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to AnneDroid

I’m on a phone so can’t see that! 🤣

It was actually about £30 less than I feared and a joint graduation and early birthday present to myself.

in reply to AnneDroid

It's not just me that laughs at this forum's rather random choice of tags then!!

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Cazza26Graduate

Hey Jay! Brilliant! Well it was me who recommended Deansgate U&R and I had a similar great experience. Sounds like the same guy. And guess what - I ended up with the same shoes!! They were the comfiest by a mile. I honestly don’t want to take them off when I get back from a run!

Hope they add a spring to your step in your post-grad runs! Good luck 🏃‍♂️

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Cazza26

Thanks, Cazza - thanks for the advice.

To say I was daunted/dreading it is an understatement but it was such a chilled experience (despite the sweat of the treadmill in a cotton t-shirt!). Makes me look forward to the Parkrun even more if this is what runners are like.

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Cazza26Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

Yes, I felt a total pratt on the treadmill as I didn’t really know what I was doing, but it was fine once I got going and he was indeed very chilled!

Good luck with the Parkrun. I’m doing a Sunday 5K locally with my daughter - like a parkrun but on a smaller scale and only 10 mins from home. So I’ll see how that goes.... quite nervous!! 😬

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Cazza26

Good luck!

18Windmill profile image
18WindmillGraduate

Beautiful shoes! It’s all about the colour!! 👍👍👍

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18WindmillGraduate

Ps when’s the park run??

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to 18Windmill

Lyme Park in Cheshire. I hear there is a significant hill 😱🤣

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Misread that, sorry. It’s Saturday morning.

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18WindmillGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Good luck! Building up to it in a few weeks!

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to 18Windmill

Lots of people do it during their 9 weeks.

I’m just a wuss and knew I would have anxiety/imposter syndrome if I’d turned up any earlier. Don’t wait was the advice everyone gave.

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18WindmillGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

There are a few slopes round here, but a distinct lack of hills! So good luck with it.

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Sortyourlife in reply to Jay66UK

I might have to try this one when I have my Saturday mornings free again!

Hey lovely go-faster trainers! You'll smash that parkrun, I'm sure :)

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MumsygillGraduate

Wow they’re lovely Jay. The go faster stripes will be a real bonus on your park run!

So happy it was a good experience overall . I’m laughing “with” you but haven’t got the guts to go myself!!

One day .

😘

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Mumsygill

It’s one of those things I’ve foolishly dreaded, like so many in my life. Do it!

They look smashing!

Enjoy clocking up some km's in them...

Happy running Jay 😊x

Great post showing your positive experience of gait analysis at a professional running shop.x

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

It couldn’t have been more pleasant. Unless they did beer with it.

Very classy ja 😉

Is this the new price we have to pay for our running shoes though oh my 😳I best start saving 😊

You'll kill park run with these lovely s 😉

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Kar43

I’m sure there are shoes for all budgets - this is a big luxury for me as a reward and birthday pressie. My first pair were £15 Decathlon specials and there is no reason I couldn’t continue in them.

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Kar43 in reply to Jay66UK

And you totally deserve your reward after all this hard work 👏👏👏😊🏃

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Ang33333Graduate

Beautiful! Hope you run well in them!

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ang33333

You’ve misspelled “slowly” 🤣🤣

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Ang33333Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

Ha ha ha ha ha !😂

Marvo69 profile image
Marvo69Graduate

Fancy!!

Good luck!

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Marvo69

Thank you!

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ForestgrumpGraduate

My wife got me a pair of brooks on wk 2 and they are absolutely amazingly comfy. Like walking on a cloud. I’ve never had a gait analysis but she must have been lucky as I havnt had any shin splints or other problems some folk have apart from stiff leg muscles the day after . You’ll love them, no breaking in required

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Forestgrump

The guy in the shop said “they don’t need breaking in but wear them around the house a bit to get used to the feel”.

Seems I need breaking in!!

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ForestgrumpGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

😁 definitely the ol pins need a few lengths round the house never mind the shoes

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ForestgrumpGraduate in reply to Forestgrump

Mine I mean not yours!

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CJDaviesGraduate

Loving the new shoes. I plan to treat myself to some new shoes as a post grad and early birthday treat too.

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to CJDavies

Thanks! Wore them all afternoon as slippers cos, you know, stuff.

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MelsieJayGraduate

Very nice. Grown up runner shoes!! X

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Jay66UKGraduate

🤣

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wyersmithGraduate

Nice runners!

You deserve these Jay!! 🏅

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