Running Shoe Types

Correct Running Shoe Requirements

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20/02/2007 at 15:53
Hi, I have been training for the FLM 2007. I need to buy some new running shoes as my existing shoes have bitten the dust. Could anyone advise me if it's possible to get my feet checked out by a recognised shoe specialist in an attempt to ensure I buy the cortrect type of running shoes. Any advice on specialists around the South East Wales area would be appreciated.
20/02/2007 at 17:23
Have you seen this? www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=481

Many years ago I had my feet measured by a machine in Sweatshop after getting loads of blisters, it worked. Not sure that they still do that, no mention of it on their site that I can see and no shops in Wales. Think experts can tell from your shoes how you run so if you visit a shop take your old shoes with you.
20/02/2007 at 20:04
Hi Gareth,
I've just been assessed for some shoes at Up & Running in York (http://www.upandrunning.co.uk/shops/york.php).

I tried various shoes on a treadmill while they video'ed my feet. This was linked to a laptop that enabled them to study how my gait varied from shoe to shoe until they came up with a reccommendation.

I accept you're a very long way from York, but if you drop them an email they may be able to put you in touch with someone a bit nearer who's using a similar system.
21/02/2007 at 08:54
Run and become in Cardiff? Nearest Sweatshop is probably Bristol

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