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suitable for a lumbering 6'4 novice.
they're do all of the tests and charge you a small fortune for a good pair. (¬)
Chruist. I need tea.
I've know more than a couple end up gimped by shoes from RN, so maybe don't sweat it too much.
(FAO: LME - there is no RN shop in Cambridge).
They're charging around £60-£90 for a pair of running shoes. Shirley I could get something from Sports Direct that didn't necessitate a re-mortgage?
but you are taking a bit of a risk if you just buy a shit pair that you'll be uncomfortable/get shin splints and just not enjoy doing it
All you really need to know is if you overpronate etc and then you can just go and buy some in Sports Direct. bd.
I had / have a really bad foot. Didn't know what to do. Went to Sweat Shop http://www.sweatshop.co.uk/ and within an hour they'd tested me on a treadmill for pro/supnation - moulded me some insoles that I didn't have to buy if I didn't want, used some fucking mental machine to analyse how I stand the weight distribution and found em a pair of trainers that perfectly matched my needs.
Can't recommend the place enough. Don't me wonders. Haven't used a crutch for my bad foot in months, bro.
motivation is more likely to be a barrier than not having perfect shoes.
the thought that by running you'll be destroying your ability to walk in later life is a pretty massive barrier to motivation
Haven't had any issues (that I can attribute to the shoes).
Seems strange how much money and effort goes into running shoes and stuff now. Roger Bannister didn't have NASA technology on his feet. Feels a bit like Gilette's ever improving razors, loads of bull shitty science and stuff designed to make you keep spending.
The guy who ran the original marathon probably did it in sandals or some shit, and he was FINE at the end of it, right?
Best advice I got about running shoes was to get ones that are at least 1 or 2 sizes bigger than you usually wear. To the extent that they feel weird when you try them on as they don't feel "tight" like your usual pairs of shoes are.
Source: personal experience - getting rubbed feet by all kinds of shoes, buying bigger (I usually rock a 9 or 10, my running shoes are 11s), subsequently doing a 50 mile walk/run and feelin fiiiiiiiiiiiine.
check if you're high or low instep and then try on all the different running shoes within your budget. That's what I did and I ended up with an insanely comfy pair of New Balance ones for about £40. There were much cheaper ones though.
originally got my gait analysed in Run and Become (basically running up and down by the bus stops in Cardiff) and ended up with something with additional support for the over pronating issue.
The Asics were the most comfortable, got an injury from the Nike (quite common apparently) and the Saucony's were around £50 in DW.
Moti offer gait analysis and the shop will match their online prices, would probably be worth letting them know your budget before hand.