I'm just running at 30 mins / just short of 5k, and am starting to have issues with my trainers.
When I first started out, I was running outside in basic cheap trainers which I had at home. These seemed to be resulting in shin pain, and when I asked at Start Fitness shop about this, they checked my feet, how I stood, etc (gait analysis?) and suggested a pair of trainers with support on the inside of my feet.
These were ok for a while, but now I'm running further but not outside any more, and maybe the treadmill makes a difference too, around the 25+min mark, I start to feel my feet rubbing on the inside of the trainers (by unhappy coincidence at exactly the place were the special breathable mesh is stitched in so it really rubs) and have also developed a blister on the outside of my big toe.
My thinking is that its my trainers that are causing the damage and despite the support, is actually not helping my feet at all. But... my shins no longer hurt.
I've seen two very nice pairs of trainers today - one, Nike Dual Fusion II, which appear to have no extra support (do I really need it??) but are lovely and soft and light and have nothing inside to rub my poor feet anymore, and two, a pair of (men's) Asics, since the womens were too narrow and likely to become uncomfortable and which have loads of internal extra support from heel to toe. Third option is to get the same pair as I have now in a size bigger - maybe their just too right (bearing in mind having to get men's sizes in the other ones, and its the toe and inside which are doing damage).
Nike are approx £35. Asics £95.
I've not much money to spend, and really not sure what to do - I don't run that far anyway, so not sure if its worth the spending on really snazzy running shoes, or just go for something cheaper but very comfy?
Any advice anyone might have it really appreciated!! Thanks!