Recommend running shoes

ChrisSauer

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Need a new pair of running shoes,any price as long as they're good,mostly for road running,thanks!


(I know i should probably go to specialist to recommend me a pair but due to Covid i can't)
 

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Shoes are all about comfort, if your running technique needs improving a change of shoes won't be the answer in 9 out of 10 cases. Having said I tried many brands and Altra Escalante 2 is what works the best for me and I am an Altra fanboy ever since.
 

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Shoes are all about comfort, if your running technique needs improving a change of shoes won't be the answer in 9 out of 10 cases. Having said I tried many brands and Altra Escalante 2 is what works the best for me and I am an Altra fanboy ever since.
Couldn’t agree with mace anymore on this one. Once you go Altra, you don’t go back... The Escalante 2 is a particularly good road shoe.
Company ethos and focus is all about encouraging a proper, ‘natural’ running form. Check em out

p.s I was not paid or held at knife point to say this by Altra.
 

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Couldn’t agree with mace anymore on this one. Once you go Altra, you don’t go back... The Escalante 2 is a particularly good road shoe.
Company ethos and focus is all about encouraging a proper, ‘natural’ running form. Check em out

p.s I was not paid or held at knife point to say this by Altra.
I preordered the Lone Peak 5s, should arrive in a couple of days, can’t wait to have some proper trail running on the SW coast path.
 

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One of the most critical factors is fit. Obviously.

I'd wait a couple of weeks until Sports Direct (or similar) re-opens. Then try on some different brands to determine last shape and sizing. For example, Adidas shoes are often narrower than some brands. Another example: New Balance can be one full size smaller than another brand's shoe.

Once the brand has been decided upon shop around online for the best deal. At this stage a judgment can be made about a shoe which suits your own running gait.

I run on Asics with which I'm v. happy.
 

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I'd wait a couple of weeks until Sports Direct (or similar) re-opens. Then try on some different brands to determine last shape and sizing.
Also you don’t end up spending your life savings on ordering 10-15 different shoes to see which one fits (obviously with a free return ).
 

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I preordered the Lone Peak 5s, should arrive in a couple of days, can’t wait to have some proper trail running on the SW coast path.
Ah you’ll have to let me know how they are pal. I’ve been looking at upgrading from the 4.0 as they’re pretty much at the end of their tether!

Completely agree with Chelonian also. Finding the right shoe really is a case of trial and error and not forcing yourself into a shoe you like the look of, rather than are suited to.

Final note, be sure to check out Vivobarefoot shoes also. They helped me to start running correctly and and get rid of injuries/aches and pains from wearing the wrong footwear over the years.
 

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Another thing... some brands make shoes in half-size increments which are only available online because high street stores don't have stock capacity.
 

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Also as I mentioned before always do a shoe liner test:
1. Take the shoe liner out.
2. Place the heel of it against the wall.
3. Stand on it (don’t sit) with your heel against the wall.
4. Make sure you have a thumb width space between your longest toes and the end of the shoe liner.
5. Make sure the edges of the feet is within the shoe liner, if not you need a wider fit: go Altra, don’t even try anything else. (Apart from Vivobarefoot as mentioned but I wouldn’t recommend it as your first choice as it’s a much longer transition and know how, ps I wear Vivo as well but don’t run in them).
 
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