Running shoe gift

5 messages
07/08/2012 at 23:29

Hi There... I am looking to buy running shoes for one of my friends in australia. A few details about him.

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 75Kgs

He is going to start jogging/running so thought about giving him gift. Just searched on internet and never thought there are so many types of running shoes available Luckily found this forum to check if anyone can recomment general running shoes for £60 or less.


Thanks in advance.

Edited: 07/08/2012 at 23:29
08/08/2012 at 00:12

Hi Avi, newbie here but must say whilst a great present it's probably going to be better for you to get him a voucher for a local (to him) store. If new to running  they really should get a gait analysis. If they already run then am sure you can find out what they currently wear? £60 should get a decent pair.

08/08/2012 at 06:48

As above, a voucher is the best option. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to foot wear. What fits one person may not fit another. We all have different sized and shaped feet. Of course my feet are perfect.  It's just that shome companies don't understand this and make some very odd shaped foot wear.

We all have our own views on gait analysis and the merits or otherwise of buying foot wear to suit. There's a large movement toward minimalist or barefoot foot wear and your friend may want to go down this path.

With foot wear there are so many conflicting views that it's a nightmare mine field.

08/08/2012 at 13:09

The size of shoe he normally takes is no guide to what size running shoe he might need.

I take 1.5 sizes bigger in running shoes than in ordinary shoes.

So I would agree, a voucher is a better idea, if you can get one.

08/08/2012 at 15:29

Definitely voucher. What could work for him on paper doesnt mean a thing when they actually get on his feet

We'd love you to add a comment! Please login or take half a minute to register as a free member
5 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums