Hi Dancing in Spikes. Thanx for the view. Yes, I tried to replace exisiting old Adiddas one's (and I mean old). Could only find a size 10 on ebay, me being 8. They were used only for running, so pattern should reflect only that. I did wonder if the Asics were simply too high & bouncy for me. So, if your replacements were clompy what did you do about modern day replacements.
Yes, that was my first thought, but as I has evaluated my gait, then put that into the Asics shoe suitability checker, the Gel Pulse's should have been Ok for my under/neutral gait. So even if I ebay them off, what shoe to choose next is a dilemna. As you said, prob going to a local supplier and trying first would be best, albeit more expensive than online. That's the price of expertise I guess.
Historically I have bought running shoes/trainers simply on price. If they are good quality & cheap, I’ll have them. Never had problems with them. This time I took a more technical approach. Looked at my old shoes wear pattern (heel & edge wear on outside edges) and arch type (lowish but not full flat). So, based on that I bought Asics Pulse 3’s online, as they were for slight under-pronator/neutral gaits, which is what I think I need. Went out for a run yesterday morning in the new shoes, left foot instep hurt within a mile, Achilles hurt after 3 or more, thought I felt something go on heel, had to walk home.Very sore so Ibuprofen & rest taken. This morning it is very sore, stiff, a little swollen & bruised. Have gripped rear calf muscle which does move foot, so I deduce the Achilles has not fully torn. Hoping it is just a strain or tendonitis.Can walk, prefer not to put pressure down on injured foot, can just do toe raise on it too but sore up rear of ankle.Treating with RICE (no ice), strapped up . When it has healed enough I hope to spin my bike pedals on the rollers, keeping weight off the ankle, so I can at least keep fit. My primary sport is cycling. First injury so now worried about running future. Not sure what to do about the new shoes, should I risk them again? Thought I would revert to old worn out shoes first, as they have never hurt me. Then consider best way forward. Any advice/thoughts on injury & shoes? Many thanks.