Posted: 20/06/2014 at 11:27
stood looking at the shoes in a DW Sports the other day whilst waiting for my daughter to finish a dance class and there was a guy behind me being 'advised' on his first pair of running shoes by the young sales lad who had put him on a treadmill etc to 'analyse' his running style. Poor guy - i so wanted to just turn around and tell him that he was being told absolute tripe. The best bit was when the guy asked the difference between two shoes and the sales guy said there was not a lot of difference and either would be fine - never pointing out the true difference that one was a stability and the other a neutral shoe. Never really know what to say in those situations or do i just keep quiet. I am happy to say i am an adidas snob, always run in them and will always pay the money for them, but i would always advise people when getting their first pair always go to a proper shop - don't buy cheap as its these first steps in running that are going to make you decide if its for you - the last thing you want is to experience injuries and niggles brought about by the wrong type of shoe, you will become one of those that decide to try running, don't enjoy it and never do it again. The guys at these type of cheaper, high volume stores really have no idea and are just worried about the sale.