Back from teh shops - ended up going for the 1080s after all! I wish I'd read this thread more carefully beforehand as I was thinking you'd been praising the 2080 over the 1080, and was unsure about my choice!
I don't need that much anti pronation, so they should be okay, and one factor which persuaded me was the fact that the forefoot in the 1080s is more flexible. I (and several other people down my club) had a lot of trouble with the 2070 because of this, even though we liked the 2060 (forefoot is more flexible in that too). I also liked the fit on the heel better, although it wasn't that much of an issue. I solved it on the 2080s by loop lacing - thanks for the tip on that, even though I did know it, it was kind of you to pass the info on :-) Oh well - we'll see how they suit me in practice in a few weeks - going to try them out on the treadmill for a while before venturing outdoors, and then see how I get on with them over 20 miles!! That's a hell of a difference from running up and down Palmer Street a couple of times, although that's a lot better than just running in a shop! A big thumbs up to Run and Become, they were enormously patient, gave plenty of advice without being over directive, and even gave me the benefit of the doubt over a credit note. Basically the pair of shoes I returned had been credited at full value, whereas I strongly suspect I got 10% discount on them (couldn' swear to it, but it made sense) so the credit note should have been for that price - 10% lower. I was quite happy to accept that but they insisted on giving me the full value. Anyone know why they never have male assistants?
Posted: 31/12/2002 at 14:02