I have had my Speedcross shoes for ages now and they need replacing, I love them to pieces with the grip being perfect for what I do, the support spot on etc HOWEVER they area a little too tight round my toes as they're very narrow. I ordered an half size bigger to what I already own but this doesn't seem to have solved the problem.
Does anyone have a recommendation for an alternative?
I'm relatively new to this running thing, having taken up about a year ago. Prior to that I was a 'pure' cyclist and now I split my time running and cycling. I have no interest in running races in the slightest, or competing in cycling races for that matter, and I was wondering what other people on here did. I used to ride alot before having a child and people thought it very odd that I 'trained' so much for nothing, I was doing around 10h a week. I now try and run twice a week, a 7 miler and a 10+ miler, to fit around my work and cycling. I love the buzz it gives me and the feeling of having achieved something. I have done a half marathon and enjoyed that, even though it was the most savage thing I've done in my life (it was an off road one at Lulworth Cove, Dorset) and a 5k race. I will never race again but would stretch to another, less severe long distance off road event. I think these probably equate to 'sportives' in the cycling world which I also enjoy.
Why do other people run? Is it purely fitness or more for racing? Do you aim to run faster or longer or just get by?
Thanks for the advice Jason. Have you tried a balance board?
I have considered that the shoes may be wrong, somewhat galling given how much they cost but I'd rather shell out for those rather than be lumbered with an injury! Hard to determine what the actual issue is though and this was what I was trying to investigate on this forum. I am past the 30 day return policy the shop have unfortunately....