Yes, ANOTHER shoe question!

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26/01/2014 at 13:43


Afternoon all. I am hoping to start running again soon, after 1.5 years out with plantar fasciitis, and am thinking I need some new shoes. I am a fairly neutral runner (very slight underpronator) with high arches. 5' 4" and 12.5 stone (so you know whether I'm heavy or light ) Ive read the neutral shoe reviews in the Gear section but it doesn't seem to be too up to date . My "nearest" running shops are Up & Running in Hull and Sweatshop in  Meadowhell (wasn't too impressed with them last time I was there).  

All opinions / personal experience / advice gratefully received 

cougie    pirate
26/01/2014 at 13:47
At least shops get to see your feet - we can't. If you didnt like sweatshop (and a couple of years later - I'd give them another chance) then go to Up & Running.

Personally I like yellow shoes.
26/01/2014 at 13:57

Yellow, huh? So that's where I've been going wrong all these years! 

Yeah, I know I need to get myself to an actual shop, just wanted some idea of what I might be looking for and therefore be able to look at potential price range before I went. Happy to pay for good shoes, but hate the thought of being talked into more expensive shoes than I really need!

28/01/2014 at 23:28

The big question is: what's the definition of "good shoes"?  There have been a fair few threads on here about shoe choice, gait analysis, barefoot/minimalist shoes...  Doesn't seem to be much conclusive evidence to suggest that one approach is any better than the other...

01/02/2014 at 15:41

Indeed XX1, and I appreciate that's one reason most people don't feel they can really offer any advice. 

Anyway, been to Simply Running in Hull today ( no Up & Running in Hull, nearest is actually York) and got great attention and advice from the owner, who is obviously a keen runner himself. Have got lovely shiny new Brooks Aduro, having had my gait checked ( pretty much what I already knew - neutral with only a hint of under pronation), and then tried on and compared several different makes & models of neutral shoes. These own hands down as they just felt "right" on my feet as soon as I put them on. Looking forward to getting back out there 


Slightly disappointed that that the same shoes are £10 cheaper on the shop's own website though 

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