Hi, I'm hoping someone can give me some advice! I recently won a competition for entry to the GNR and a free pair of Asics trainers. I don't live anywhere near the running shop (its in Manchester and i'm in Edinburgh) so I can't go in for a fitting and they've agreed to post the shoes to me.
Looking at the Asics site (and the website offering the free pair) and i've narrowed it down to either the Kayano or GT 2000. Can anyone help me decide? I'm a mild-moderate overpronator with low arches, but i don't like a lot of underarch support as i get blisters under my arch when the shoe has too much support in it. I'm currently running in Brooks Vapour 10's and they're great for my long runs, but i'm also trying out Saucony Mirage 2's for short runs in a move towards more minimalist shoes.
I'm happy with my current shoe choices, but i'm not going to pass up the chance of a free pair of shoes! can anyone offer any advice? I don't want to be a complete girl about it and go for the one with the best colours!!
I used to get terrible blisters under the arches of both of my feet a couple of years ago. I ended up getting trainers with minimal arch support and took the insoles out and replaced them with thinner ones. This stopped the blistering, but now 3 years and 2 marathons later, the bones of my feet (in particular the tarsus bones) ache when running any distance. I'd now caution against removing insoles and support. I'm going to a podiatrist next week to see what they say about it - I'd advise she does the same. I'll let you know if he tells me anything of interest!