I have been running in a pair of Nike Air Vomero 5 (men's size 7) since Feb and just completed my first half marathon and now they are starting to show wear and tear. I have had no problems with them and I like the cushioning and support. I need to replace them but the 5s been replaced with later models which are bound to be different. I have been to two running shops now and both tried to get me to try different brands (one even suggested Nike didn't make 'proper' running shoes!!!). I cannot get on with Asics shoes and the Air Zoom Vomero 5 mens shoe has fit well even though i am an average weight female. I am a fairly neutral runner with lowish arches and I plan to increase my mileage to train for the VLM next year (if I get a place). Any advice on what I should do? I have tried gait analysis in the past and ended up with a pair of very expensive shoes that caused me nothing but pain so I am very sceptical. Any good stores in London or home counties that you can recommend that carry all brands? should I just stick with what I know works or am I missing out?
I am looking for a good physio, preferably one who treats runners, in the Guildford/Dorking/Cranleigh area in Surrey. I did my first proper long run today and now I have some real pain in one leg. I am not sure if it is the arch of my foot, my calf or my knee but it doesn't feel right and my whole leg from ankle to hip is hurting (the other leg is fine).
This is also my first long run in my new trainers - Asics GT2140 . These are my first pair of Asics and they have been fine on shorter runs. My old trainers were Nike Air Structure Triax and I never had any problems but my runs were mainly short ones on the gym treadmill. Could this be a trainer problem?