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Wanted, shoes advice;; press fastening not laces

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:45

The eBay ones are exactly the same, but are £3, instead of £12.  Or, you can source your own elastic and buy a couple of toggles from an outdoor shop for a quid!

Barefoot/minimal shoes

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:46
RoadWarrior wrote (see)

I became sick of unfriendly customer service of sales assistants telling me what shoes to buy. I now buy barefoot/minimalist shoes online or from discount stores at bargain prices. Now I get to buy two or three pairs for the price of one bulky over protective high heeled  trainer shoes.

Perhaps you can share where you are getting these (in-fashion) minimal shoes for a third of the price of (unfashionable) technical running shoes?  I am finding the opposite - as everyone jumps on the minimal bandwagon, the price for what are effectively racing flats goes over £80, whilst support shoes can be had for clearance prices.  Thanks

Stability vs motion control

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:40

It's worth noting that MC shoes have a straighter last than 'support' shoes - it's not just the size/density of the medial post.  I have a pair of NB1012 from when I had knee surgery and when looking at them from underneath, they have almost no curve to them at all.,d.bGE&psig=AFQjCNFPRd4lZZqV9-YxunpbAHqgoZpRRw&ust=1391380786297250


Another shoe question

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 18:29

I guess it depends on your weight, running style and the heaviness of your strike.  I had Brooks Adrenaline and loved them, then got some Asics 2160s for cheap and found they seemed less-cushioned.  Probably due to me 'blowing through' their cushioning onto the surface below.  If you are light on your feet, that same thing might feel firm, if that makes sense?

shoes for deerstalker

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 18:23

+1 for the Trabuco - I have a pair of these (and Inov8 FlyRoc, New Balance MT101 and Mizuno XC spikes) and they are great for all-round use.  Good cushioning, support and grip - not the lightest, but if you have 2 pounds of mud stuck to any shoe, they are going to feel heavy!

Army Fit!

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:33

I would aim for a minute off your time - it will make a difference.  You will improve over phase 1, but it's easier if you have a stronger base to work from.  And a little focus in upper-body isn't a bad idea, either.

(I was an infantry officer for 11 years, so have some idea).  Good luck!

Should I go Commando?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 19:52

I am overly well-endowed.  There, I've said it.  I wear shorts over my tights because I am very self-conscious of my 'gift'.  You should do the same if you are equally-gifted.  Or if you are cursed the other way.  Or somewhere in between.  Basically, wear shorts - nobody wants to see your junk.  Or your camel toe, if you are a woman.  Actually, women, some men probably do want to see yours.  So wear shorts.  Or dont'.  Men can very visual.  I think we've all learnt something here.  Or not.

multi-terrain shoe

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 22:54

Don't hate the Brooks shoes - they are brilliant at what they are designed for - that is, running on trails, not cross-country/fell.  I use New Balance MT 110 and Inov-8 Flyroc 310 for really technical stuff - both are low-profile and grippy.  But for trails (ie hardpack, without major roots and rocks), I still prefer something with more cushion and support.

I found the New Balance for £20 a pair in Milletts which is rare, but you should be able to root some out on the net for £25.


Posted: 17/09/2013 at 20:06

He really needs to go to a shop and try some - you can't get that kind of advice from someone who's never met him, hasn't seen him run, can't see his style/gait/etc.  What you will get here is people telling you about 'their' shoes, which might or might not be suitable for him.

He can look at: Adidas, Saucony, Mizuno, Inov-8, New Balance, Brooks or Asics.  There are others, of course.  Good luck!

Simply Run - Simply shocking

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 17:48
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

Nope they sold Reebok off which they used to own, and that ended up as part of Sports Direct 


Sorry, they never owned Reebok - Adidas have had Reebok since 2005.  And Reebok's revenues are about the same as the entire Ashley empire - ie, if he owned Reebok he'd be twice as rich as he is now!


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