Old v new - what to do?

Running shoes and races

6 messages
13/10/2012 at 18:14
Advice please! I'm running the Cardiff Half tomorrow so do I A) wear the shoes I've practically worn out and which are starting to niggle/hurt my lower calves, or B) wear the new pair that turned up today? They're the exact same make and model as the old pair and felt fine on a short run this morning. Last time I replaced like for like I had no problems, but then I wasn't running 13.1 miles the next day. I know they say not to wear new gear for a race but what do you reckon in this case? Thanks!
M...eldy    pirate
13/10/2012 at 18:18

Same make .. same model, I'd choose the new ones over the old

13/10/2012 at 19:06
I would go new on this occasion.
13/10/2012 at 19:38

they always say don't try new shoes on the day of a race.

However, as per the 2 posters above go with the new shoes. You've tried them out at least once anyway.

13/10/2012 at 19:41
Thanks, folks. I'll let you know how I get on with the new shoes.
14/10/2012 at 17:57

Wore the new shoes with no problems, niggles, blisters or pains. Phew. Also ran a h/m PB. Doubt the two are related though! Thanks again for the advice.


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