Running shoe advice
I don't know London. But going to a "single brand" running shop doesn't sound like a good idea to me - unless you are certain you want that brand.
Would you choose a washing machine from a shop that sells exclusively from one manufacturer?
yes you have a point Run Wales. I am also going to go to other shops which sell variety of brands...any ideas on shops?
thanks will look it up! just want to finally find a shoe which fits my narrow "greek" feet!
Don't go to the Asics shop - they will try and sell you Asics! Try:
www.runnersneed.com - they have 15 shops in London
www.runandbecome.com - Victoria
www.upandrunning.co.uk - East Sheen (a bit out of the way, unless you are going to Richmond. If you do, also have a look at Sheen Sports - brilliant local sports shop.
thanks Timi! @Discount Runner, is there something wrong with getting an Asics shoe? i've tried Nike and Salomon, so i was going to try the Asics this time round. i was given this website (http://www.asics.co.uk/about/asics-london-store/) and they seem to be pretty professional there as well. i emailed them and they immediately replied to all my queries. Plus if you do get a shoe the analysis is free. if i don't get the shoe it's just £20.
I can see no reason why Asics wouldn't be as good as anyone else - Obviously one of the top brands - and they spend as much on research as anyone else. I'd expect them to be professional.
Out of interest, what do you get for £20? In most running shops, you get a video gait analysis for free - whether or not you buy. Does the Asics shop offer something more than the usual video gait analysis?
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