No idea if anyone has any views about either of these shoes, but I've ordered both the Nike 2012 Running Flex and the Nike Air Alaris. The Flex seem slightly more comfy (may be to do with that I coud get them in a 7 and a half and the Airs only in an 8) but the Air Alaris are supposed to be for those with low arches, which I do have. (I have orthotics but can't walk in them let alone run!) I can't decide between them - any help?
I bought some K-Swiss Tubes the other day but the heel collars come up too high on me and are giving me blisters galore
I got them because they were only £30 and I had heard they were good for people with low insteps (I do have orthotics but I can barely walk in them let alone run) - they are great aside from the blister problem!
I don't want to spend a great deal because I am one of those people who start a new hobby with great enthusiasm only to get fed up of it within a few weeks and I don't want to spend £80+ on shoes that won't get the use (plus I'm currently only employed part time so don't have the money anyway!).
So any suggestions for decent priced shoes for people with low arches with low heel collars? I've had a cursory look and have found the Nike Flex ones look ok - are they any good? Bear in mind I'm not looking to do any marathons!
I have never been a runner; I hate getting out of breath ad sweaty, and I am also knock kneed, pigeon toed AND have a low arch (which I have orthotics for but I can barely walk in them, let alone run!). So I was always a swimmer. However, after dying my hair blonde and then having an unfortunate mishap with either the chlorine or the sauna which caused it to go bright orange, I thought I'd give running a go.
And I still hate it! However, I never managed to complete the 'mile challenge' at school and so at 25, that is something I would like to achieve.
I downloaded the c25k app today and did day one... man oh man, running is a very different type of fitness compared to swimming! I was knackered! But I shall soldier on; I'd love to be one of those show offs who posts their Nike+ runs on Facebook
So are there any runners out there who started out hating it but came to love it, or at least hate it a little bit less?