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Hi all i have completed nearly 3 weeks (twice a week) run and remarkably i am up to around 1 1/2 miles now without stopping,at around 15 mins.I have accquired quite a bit of information over the web and a few friends who have quite a bit of knowledge on the physics of running styles and shoes......a shoe that was mentioned to me that would be ok for me and not break the bank(as i dont have a lot of spare cash) is new balance m768 i was just wondering if any of you more experienced runners have ever used them any comments good and bad again thanks
 

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Hi all i have completed nearly 3 weeks (twice a week) run and remarkably i am up to around 1 1/2 miles now without stopping,at around 15 mins.I have accquired quite a bit of information over the web and a few friends who have quite a bit of knowledge on the physics of running styles and shoes......a shoe that was mentioned to me that would be ok for me and not break the bank(as i dont have a lot of spare cash) is new balance m768 i was just wondering if any of you more experienced runners have ever used them any comments good and bad again thanks
I used to wear NB 76 series... 766, 767 etc. They are good runners but I would advise getting your gait tested before you buy because you may need a different type of support etc. Most running shoe shops have this service in one form or another. You can always find out what shoe you need, say you're going to think about it, and then get them online cheaper... nothing wrong with that, I've done it plenty of times ;)
 

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The internet is great for getting generic information but not for your specific running action, so as Trinity says, get yourself down to your local running specialist. If you don't know where one is, let us know where you are based and we can give you suggestions/ recommendations.
If they analyse you and spend time making sure you are in the right shoes, buy them from that shop and get subsequent shoes online if thats what you want to do.
 

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The internet is great for getting generic information but not for your specific running action, so as Trinity says, get yourself down to your local running specialist. If you don't know where one is, let us know where you are based and we can give you suggestions/ recommendations.
If they analyse you and spend time making sure you are in the right shoes, buy them from that shop and get subsequent shoes online if thats what you want to do.
I agree - it is hardly fair to use a shop's time and expertise with the deliberate intention of walking out to get them cheaper online. (Especially nasty on an independent shop who are probably struggling along in the current climate.) Everyone does that, goodbye free gait analysis in the high street sooner or later.
 

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I agree - it is hardly fair to use a shop's time and expertise with the deliberate intention of walking out to get them cheaper online. (Especially nasty on an independent shop who are probably struggling along in the current climate.) Everyone does that, goodbye free gait analysis in the high street sooner or later.
Agree... but don't go to little independent shops. Interestingly I bought some Mizuno Wave Rider 11's recently from Sweatshop online... in the Sweatshop store itself they were £75, I got them Sweatshop online for £50... 30% saving!
 

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Why not go to little independent shops, do they not have as much knowledge?
The best specialist running shops I worked with (in previous job as a brand tech rep) were the small independent stores such as - Lincolnshire Runner, Sutton Runner, Pete Bland Sports Kendal, Derby Runner
 

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Why not go to little independent shops, do they not have as much knowledge?
The best specialist running shops I worked with (in previous job as a brand tech rep) were the small independent stores such as - Lincolnshire Runner, Sutton Runner, Pete Bland Sports Kendal, Derby Runner
The answer to that for me is plain and simple... it comes down to finances.

Single parent, 3 kids, part time job, ....if I can get my runners £20 or £30 cheaper on the internet, I can't afford not to
 
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