well, I put on the new trainers as recommended by the 'Sweatshop' and at first I found my self wondering why I parted with a tidy sum for these running shoes? after the second five minute run it became clear why - they are comfortable, I was running (quick jog actually) without concentrating on my foot work and was able to focus on my breathing.
Do I think I made the right decision to splash out - yes I do now. Do they make me run quicker - no - they do make it easier on the body though.
one thing - does the music get any better????