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Globe-Trotter

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Buy 'proper' trainers..*text deleted*

When I first started training I had all sorts of problems with my joints (knees and shins) so I changed to what I thought were a 'proper' pair of Asics for £35.Still I had problems so I had to rest again for a few months

Recently after about 2-3 weeks of training I started getting pain again so I went down to a specialist running store,had my feet looked at and been informed I have over pronation on my left foot.I came away with a pair of Saucony trainers designed for this problem and for £70 and ran the 4 miles home with NO pain whatsoever!


Weird

So if youre having problems with shin splints..seriously look into your footwear.I assumed because I had bought a 'running brand' (the Asics) that it must have been my dodgy anatomy causing the problems but was wrong!

Good thing is I was noticably quicker than normal already!

Now I know not everyone can affird to blow money on trainers but at least have your feet looked at by a specialist than some oik down the local Sports Soccer and advised exactly what you need.
 

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Buy 'proper' trainers..*text deleted*

Excellent advice GT, you don't have to spend much to be honest- just avoid "street" or "fashion" trainers, get some made for running rather than trying to look flash.

Whilst Asics are very good without doubt, you are issued with Hi-Tech Silver Shadows when you join: bog standard, cheap & completely adequate. You will only make shin-splints worse with old trainers or those without well-padded heels that aren't made for running.
 

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Excellent advice GT, you don't have to spend much to be honest- just avoid "street" or "fashion" trainers, get some made for running rather than trying to look flash.

Whilst Asics are very good without doubt, you are issued with Hi-Tech Silver Shadows when you join: bog standard, cheap & completely adequate. You will only make shin-splints worse with old trainers or those without well-padded heels that aren't made for running.

Ahh the silver shadows

We were issued these in the TA-excellent shoe,never had problems with these and even have a sort of retro cool look to them.-*text deleted*
 

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Ahh the silver shadows

We were issued these in the TA-excellent shoe,never had problems with these and even have a sort of retro cool look to them.-*text deleted*

Well it's good to know my entire wardrobe is now considered "cool"!

Retro=Me.

(Only everything I own is original rather than a modern reproduction!)
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Well it's good to know my entire wardrobe is now considered "cool"!

Retro=Me.

(Only everything I own is original rather than a modern reproduction!)
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Ive got a 77 Mk2 Capri...am I cool?

Probably from your era...*text deleted*
 

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if you know what your sort of running is i.e. over pronation, under pronation or well no pronation then go onto www.sweatshop.co.uk you can get really good running trainers for pretty cheap, they always have trainers on sale i managed to get a pair of brooks beats worth £90 for just £60.. and they are perfect for my feat as i have bad over pronation.
 

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Guy instead of bying trainers if you aint got the cash bye sum orthotic inserts bout 25-100 quid and do exactly the same as expensive runners only you can put them in the ones u already have! they work trust me i have them *text deleted* my feet pronate
 

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i aint got no mony am just *text deleted* hav to suffer haha o well am shur they will go after a wile
 

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Guy instead of bying trainers if you aint got the cash bye sum orthotic inserts bout 25-100 quid and do exactly the same as expensive runners only you can put them in the ones u already have! they work trust me i have them *text deleted* my feet pronate

I had these in my old ones and found that becasue you had to take the old insoles out that I lost a lot of the cushioning and the ortho insoles I found were quite hard (to support your feet)

They didnt work for me..just my 2 pence
 

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Im currently using fitted running shoes.And i also have an ortho in there. Do you know if your allowed to put othortics in your boots/trainings in RT? Or will the training team even notice? Going from running shoes,to assault boots wont do me any favours after comming back from injury i recon
 

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Where do you go to get your running style properly checked then?
 

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There's plenty of places around the country, mostly in major cities that do the running pronation checks. It's usually only £30 too.

I use Brooks trainers and I bought them by pot luck and never had a problem. Done about 300 miles and not 1 blister or shin splint.
 

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