Posted: 05/08/2014 at 08:29
Brett, you left the army in 1992; just out of interest what were you issued to run in when you joined up? I joined the army in 1986 and we were issued boots and black plimsols, which were knowns as our 'slaps' (from the sound they made on the tarmac as we ran).
I never had any problems then. A bit later we were issued with Silver Shadows - green ones - and I used those for a long time. Again no problems.
I have a £40 rule where I don't run in running shoes that cost more than that. Fairly recently Mrs Easy and myself ran the Gower Coastal Marathon and it was interesting to see people falling out along the way with feet problems wearing Inov8s and Salamons, when my £34 Addidas off-roaders were great.
Good running form is what's important, in my experience, rather than over-engineered running shoes, which may actually cause problems, rather than solve them.
I'm currently running in £15 Crivits from Lidls and I love them. It's a shame I didn't get a bunch of them, but I will the next time they're in stock.