Thank you for all the replies! I went for a 4 mile run in my old shoes last night. My knees were fine throughout the run but were a little aggravated today but I guess this could be because they haven't fully recovered from the weekend. I definitely felt much better in the old shoes though.
NellyMarcos my sister thought I should get proper running shoes as we had heard that running on flat soled shoes can damage your knees, pretty ironic really!
I've been told by friends that I should still get proper running shoes, so are there any that would be similar to the very flat ones I'm used to? Or is it definitely ok to continue running (on tarmac) with my thin soled shoes?
I've been training for the Belfast marathon since September but recently I've hit a roadblock in my training in that every time I go out running recently I wind up with a sore knee afterwards. Since September I was running on an old pair of puma shoes with a very flat sole (http://is.puma.com/pisa2?fn=/30/3035/303521/303521_01/303521_01.jpg&w=350&h=409&bg=256,256,256) that I was told were very bad for running in- but I was doing 6/7miles, 5 nights a week without any problems. Then as a Christmas present I was taken to a running shop& had my gait analysed&was bought a pair of Asics running shoes for someone with high arches which the girl said I had. However from the first time I ran with them I have always had a sore knee the next day. A friend suggested to take a week break so I did, but when I went running again last night I could feel knee pain in the first mile&by the end of my run it was quite sore.
Do you guys think that the new shoes could be the problem&I should go back to the old ones? Or could the damage have been done already&im only feeling the pain now that I have proper shoes?
Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks, Andrew