Best place to find the right pair of running shoes?

Any advice?

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29/01/2013 at 15:16

Does anyone have any advice on where is best to find the right running shoes? I have a pair of Nike Dart 9 that I picked up from Sports Direct however have since suffered a painful knee/calf indjury (probably no fault of the shoes!) but I'm wondering when I eventually get back on my feet if I should invest in a new pair of running shoes?

I have a really high arch due over 10 years of ballet dancing when I was younger so perhaps my weight isn't distributed equally?

Where can I go to find the exact running shoes I need?

29/01/2013 at 15:19


Failing that a proper running shoe shop that conducts gait analysis

Tell us where you are and someone will know somewhere

Edited: 29/01/2013 at 15:27
29/01/2013 at 15:39

I'm in the north west, near Liverpool/Chester/Manchester

29/01/2013 at 15:44

Up & Running in Chester

Royles Wilmslow

Running Bear Alderly Edge

TriCentral Chester

29/01/2013 at 16:31

Thanks thats great. I've just looked them up on their site and its definitely somewhere I need to head to after my leg has healed!

29/01/2013 at 16:44

Not sure which you have looked up ? But we both tend to use Royles

29/01/2013 at 17:10

I looked up Up and Running.

Wimslow is perhaps a bit too far.

29/01/2013 at 17:17
25 minutes is close enough to get proper fitting shoes, but I've heard good report of Up & Running in Chester
29/01/2013 at 17:52

Up & Running in Harrogate give excellent service so if that's replicated across all their stores...

29/01/2013 at 23:30

Liverpool One shopping shopping area  has Natterjacks and Up & Running about half mile from eachother

29/01/2013 at 23:35
Triactive in Chester.
30/01/2013 at 11:46

Thanks everyone. I'm going to try Up & Running and see what they can suggest.

I got back from the GP this morning and he said i've sprained my knee quite badly so no running for me for the next two weeks. I can only swim - not great when you're trying to train for a half marathon! He was confident I could still do this however but i'm now concerned about my fitness/stamina.

30/01/2013 at 11:56
Oops I meant TriActive, Graham will kill me

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