Incorrect shoe advice

More costly than the price of the shoe

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25/10/2002 at 20:06
Sorry, went on a bit then!
26/10/2002 at 15:55
I went to 'Run and Become' at Cardiff and found their advice very good. I ended up with a pair of Asics 1070's from which I have had no adverse effects.
Having said that, I saw a programme on the Dicovery Channel the other day and they concluded that whatever trainers you wear it doesn't make that much difference. So who knows? My advice, find a pair you like and stick with them!
30/10/2002 at 14:48
I agree with FP - better the devil you know. Trouble is this is difficult advice to follow since shoes are constantly being upgraded. I've done great with some old-style Saucony Approach shoes. I bought the latest version to find they are different and not quite so suitable.

I wonder whether whether your foot and leg musculature develops differently according to the type of shoe you use. If this is the case, then maybe if you switch abruptly from one type to another you are inviting problems.
30/10/2002 at 15:02

So, I went to "Runners Need" on Saturday, and was very satisfied with the help and advice I got. I ended up with a pair of Nike Air Structure Triax (I hope that's right), some socks and a jacket. I haven't tried any of them out yet - that's tonight - but I'm happy so far!
02/11/2002 at 09:19
The Peterborough store is advance performance and they have a website www.advanceperformance.co.uk. They were very thorough when I went to see them and my latest trainers (Saucony Grid Trigon) have been the best I have had for a long time. I must have tried five or six pairs of trainers before deing advised on the Sauconys. They also felt the best to me.

One problem may be running on a treadmill is different to running on the roads and it is difficult to stride out.

My advice would be to see a professional - podiatrist. One hours assessment will cost the price of a pair of trainers but think of the money saved from not having to buy a new pair of trainers after a month.
07/11/2002 at 13:52
I have Nike Shox which I've had no problem with except they are expensive and wear out quickly. Went to specialist shop told I overpronate and was sold a pair of addidas supernova at 70 quid. They give me blisters so I've either got to find another shoe or go back to the Nikes and put up with the price

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