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Discussion in 'Training Methods and Diet Suggestions' started by TheBreak, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. TheBreak

    TheBreak New Member

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    Hi guys

    Wanted to ask if you guys recommend any running shoes. More specifically, what have you used and how did you get on with them?

    I’m currently using Adidas boost and they are awful. Sole moves, heel rubs and if you tie them a tiny bit too tight, it hurts your feet.

    I used to use Nike Air 5.0 but they stopped making them. They were amazing.

    My running style consists of me landing mid to front with quite neutral landing.

    Thanks
     
  2. MORP

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    I'd go to a running shop where they can help fit you for a shoe, you'll be able to test multiple in store and work out which one feels best
     
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  3. DJANGO

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    I've got a pair of puma ignite (I think they're called) for road running and some karrimor trainers for off road stuff because they've got a chunkier sole. Both have lasted me about three years and must be many hundreds of miles now. I know they say you should replace them every 6 months or whatever but my feet haven't dropped off yet and I don't intend to replace them until they fall to bits completely as I'm not made of money! Might not be the same for everyone though, I might have got a lucky pair or something. *text deleted* I think most Nike and addidas are overpriced and pretty crap relatively to be honest
     
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  4. Chelonian

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    Difficult to recommend but a few general observations:

    As suggested above try out different brands and see which best suits your foot shape. Some brands might typically suit a narrow foot and the sizing can be variable among brands.

    I buy New Balance because the fit suits me and my running gait (neutral) but I buy one full size larger than I'd buy in, say, Adidas because my feet are quite broad. I refuse to pay more than £50 for running shoes. Mileage means I replace them every nine months.

    Beware of retailers who attempt to up-sell by suggesting that expensive insoles will make them more 'comfy'. The shoes should be comfortable from the get-go.

    Some specialist shops offer a basic gait analysis to determine if one under-pronates, over-pronates or has a neutral running gait. This shouldn't cost you anything and there shouldn't be any obligation to buy. In any case there are plenty of online tools which tell you how to discover this in seconds.

    Lastly, before you bin your Adidas Boosts experiment with lacing patterns and find the one which best suits you. It sounds like a mere detail but lace pattern can make a big difference to fit and comfort.
     
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  5. JTech

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    Can’t go wrong with ASICS.
     
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  6. TheBreak

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    Thanks chaps

    I’ll head into said stores and have a look.
    I’ve heard good things about new balance, and have a pair of their running shoes but I wear them for fashion.

    Interesting about the laces, I’ll have a play with those and see if that makes a difference on a run tomorrow.
     
  7. Vine

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    I use the Adidas supernova boost and there trainers for over pronation which might be your issue. I think there superb trainers good cushion and great on and off road aswell as distance running. Get gait analysis done most running shops do it now but ask to see certificate so your not getting some random person without a clue that puts you into the wrong trainers if your running 20+miles a week it’s worth the investment as said above you can buy elsewhere if they offer silly prices. Run4it and the likes do it but you’ll pay a premium in there.
     
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