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Me... in a running shop... me!!!

Pianism profile image

Well, after lots of consistent advice, I decided to go and get some proper shoes early on in my journey, rather than run in cheapies. I have to say, the experience couldn't have been nicer. No-one batted an eyelid at a fat, middle-aged man walking through the door and I got to try on various pairs and was filmed on the treadmill so we could pick the shoe with the best amount of support. The cost... eyewatering! But it's an investment in my health. :)

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If the shoes work out for you, then you will probably find the same ones at half the price online, when they need replacing.

DiverIzzie profile image
DiverIzzieGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Good advice! I am going for gait analysis on Thursday so will try on shoes then “go and think about it” - straight to Amazon!

Oldfloss profile image

Money well spent... best to you!

And we want to see photos of those new bad boys too. We'll done I'm sure the cost will be worth it if you achieve what you want to.

Pianism profile image
PianismGraduate in reply to

Photo added :) It wouldn't let me the first time, for some reason.

Looking good. ☺

Ooooohhh nice 👍

UnfitNoMore profile image

This is why we run slow on timed runs... the shoes last more runs then 😂

I compare the cost to other things... I pay £80 a month on TV and £200 a year on running shoes isn’t so bad when I look at it that way! Have many happy miles in them.

Pianism profile image
PianismGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Agreed - I'd spend nearly as much on a day out when you factor in petrol, spends and meals. :)

Couchpotato2 profile image

Mine were expensive too but I don’t regret it and you will find it a big difference I’m sure! The price is also due perhaps to the fact that you are buying 2 right feet shoes and that must be quite rare ;-)

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PianismGraduate in reply to Couchpotato2

Yes, they couldn't believe it in store when I told them I had 2 right feet! Lol I got one pair with plenty of support for road running and one pair with plenty of grip for Parkrun... I almost broke my neck several times on Saturday morning!

Couchpotato2 profile image
Couchpotato2Ambassador in reply to Pianism

Oh now i feel inadequate with my one pair of shoes!! ;-)

Let us know how you get on with them

Pianism profile image
PianismGraduate in reply to Couchpotato2

Lol... the shoes aren't going to improve my times enough for anyone to feel inadequate! :)

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ktsok in reply to Pianism

I had such a shock when I wore my new shoes and realised my legs and lungs hadn’t also been upgraded 😔

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PianismGraduate in reply to ktsok

Drat - I was banking on a general upgrade! :)

RunnerLCA profile image

I know what you mean, I ended up spending £120 on a pair, never thought I’d spend that on trainers but they’ve worked wonders the pain in my knee gone and my performance and speed has improved significantly in the couple of weeks I’ve had then so definitely worth every single penny! Hope you enjoy your new trainers, happy running 🏃‍♂️

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PianismGraduate in reply to RunnerLCA

Thank you - hopefully I'll see a similar benefit. :)

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