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Hi there,

I thought it was about time I registered with a running forum as I have a few unanswered questions that I could be doing with some help with. I have given up on the advice from high street stores who, in my experiences, their staff cannot distinguish the difference between walking shoes and cross trainers etc.

Anyway, enough of the gripes - I'm sure there's enough experience on here to keep me out of trouble!

A bit about me - I've been running for 17 years now. I don't run competitively, however, take the sport and my personal fitness seriously. My average run is about 10 miles cross country (failing that, if fatigue is setting in, as far as I can run in approx 1hr), with the odd bit of road thrown in depending on where I'm running. I don't regularly plan my route, just like to 'Forrest Gump' it and see where I end up. I also do a lot of Mountain-biking (nothing extreme or anything, just basic on & off road/cross country distance cycling). In both areas, I tend to mainly heart-rate train.

I'm also involved in a lot of other sports, however, that should give you a decent heads-up on the kind of running I do etc.

Look forward to catching up with you all on the various 'bone question' threads I'm about to unleash on you all! :p
 

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Welcome to the forum, Footster :)

We have about 1000 posts each about how highstreet stores don't know a shoe from a glove, and which shoe is right for you based on your running style, foot type, star sign or annual consumption of Frosties. The consensus seems to be that a specialist running store is best for picking a good shoe, and try to get some gait analysis done, hope that helps :cool:
 

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Welcome to the forum the footster

They are all a nice bunch here :d
 

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Welcome to the forum, Footster :)

We have about 1000 posts each about how highstreet stores don't know a shoe from a glove, and which shoe is right for you based on your running style, foot type, star sign or annual consumption of Frosties. The consensus seems to be that a specialist running store is best for picking a good shoe, and try to get some gait analysis done, hope that helps :cool:
Thanks everybody!

Just a point on this one, does anyone know of such a place (specialist running store) in the Manchester area? I've found that in the past I tend to get small blisters on my instep and am aware that I am slightly flat footed, however, have just cracked on with it. I wouldn't mind getting some professional advice on it though before I buy new trainers.
 
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