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.