a pair of good running shoes for marathon

How important is a pair of good running shoes for the marathon?

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05/03/2014 at 01:50

How important is a pair of good running shoes for the marathon?


05/03/2014 at 08:32
I think it depends on your running style.
If you don't have any issues in your running form you should be able to run in almost any trainers that fit correctly.
If not then maybe the right shoes are very important.
05/03/2014 at 10:08

I'd say a good pair of shoes is important for any run. A good fitting pair of shoes. You don't want to not achieve your goal in the marathon because of something so trivial as a blister. 

05/03/2014 at 15:07

What's your angle here Nancy - you've posted two threads, both about shoes and both a bit abstract.

Almost as if the shoes are more important than the running?



Edited: 05/03/2014 at 15:09
05/03/2014 at 16:41

When you say "good" are you asking should you spend lots on an expensive pair of shoes?

(a) Nothing new on race day; make sure whatever you wear is worn in (not worn out) and comfortable for the distance.

(b) If what you are using at the moment does not cause you problems then do not try something else.

(c) More expensive does not necessarily mean better.

(d) ..... anyone else have a suggestion?

cougie    pirate
05/03/2014 at 16:45
Pretty colours all the way. If your feet look good - they'll feel good.

05/03/2014 at 16:48
I ran my last marathon in a pair of 35 quid new balance from sports direct. I tend to stockpile them as have used them in all my off road events. They fit, they work so that's what I use.
And they are the same ones that Tony Krupicka wears so they can't be that bad.
05/03/2014 at 16:55

Tony Krupicka? Wasn't he the main character in Saturday Night Fever?

05/03/2014 at 18:38

Which marathon, you only say *the* marathon?  You'll probably need different shoes if you do a trail marathon rather than a road one.

05/03/2014 at 19:39

Are you suggestion that you do or don't need good shoes according to the surface?


05/03/2014 at 19:55

Is the marathon a trail or road marathon?    I personally love my Asics but also have a soft spot for Nike pegasus.

A good pair of  running socks are also very important Nancy.   

Edited: 05/03/2014 at 19:56
05/03/2014 at 22:05

The question was- is it important to wear good shoes for the marathon?  

05/03/2014 at 22:56


06/03/2014 at 14:24

Of course it bloody well is. 

06/03/2014 at 15:28

I'm not getting on with this new name of yours Philomena, when are you going to change it back? 

Edited: 06/03/2014 at 15:29
06/03/2014 at 18:04

Back to what?


06/03/2014 at 18:05

Barry Shitpeas?


06/03/2014 at 18:49

I quite like that, it's catchy.

Edited: 06/03/2014 at 18:49
07/03/2014 at 08:33

I quite like it but I like to confuse people about my sex

07/03/2014 at 08:39

Whatever floats your boat 

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