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i just got some new asics 2130 today, and this is the first pair of trainers i've bought specificly for running. before i was using some flat trainers not designed for any sport and they were fine, but had no cusioning. i bought them online but went to jjb to see my size and if they were good.. didnt walk around/run around the store.

well i put on my new asics soon as they arrived and went for a run, not even half way through my run and got pains on my left foots' arch. also have shin splits but i did a long run 2 days ago and alot of walking yesterday so im suspecting that.

had to start walking with a curved foot because it was quite painful

is this just because i need to wear them in abit? or should i look to get a refund and try find some different trainers?
 

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Although they felt comfy in JJB did you get gait analysis (not sure if JJB offer this) then this could be the problem. Although they feel comfy doesnt mean they are giving you the support in the correct places.
Your best bet would have been go to a specilised running shop and get your gait analysis, its free and they have a look at your running style, make sure you get the correct support and that the shoes suit you.
By the sounds of it, the shoes you have arent the correct shoes for for your style of running. Sorry.

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I'd be interested to hear responses (but I suspect that I know what they will be "Go and have your gait analysed").

I have also bought 2130's and was told that they were a supportive shoe. I have now got PF and my ankles hurt, but as I haven't run in anything else I don't know whether this is just because I am a beginner
 

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What O said.........
 

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There's so many factors that can contribute to an injury... all anyone can do is try and follow the most tried and tested methods for preventing and recovering injuries... there will inevitably be some people that fall outside this magical box of generalisation.

If someone has been running for a while without any problems, and then put on a shoe with support which is designed to change how the foot hits the ground and control how the foot rolls/pronates, then there's a possibility of the shoe putting unwanted additional stress on muscles/ligaments which may cause injury...

Generally a gait analysis is the best way to find the best fitting shoe for someone - working out what level of support you really need, and then try running in that trainer to be sure it's comfortable an corrects any overpronation.

In my opinion, a running shoe shouldn't really need to 'wear in' it should ideally be comfy straight from the box. Of course it will change to the shape of your foot slightly - but if it's not comfy when you try it on, it's not going to suddenly be hunky-dory after a few miles :(
 

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ok thanks for the replys, luckily the place i bought them from offers a free refund/exchange so il get my gait tested tomorrow and see what they say.

think we have a running specialist in town called running fox, i take it they should have the equipment? if not anyone know a place in loughborough/leicestershire that will?

it was very comfortable when i put them on, bit hot but it was ust during the run, about 1/2 mile... i can only do 2 :( 75kg dont help lol

edit. ye the store has it :) il go in tomorrow thanks.
 

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There is Sweatshop in Nottingham, just opposite Hooters (so I've been told!) or Derby Runner are both very good? Think a new store has opened in Leicester but not sure where?
 

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I must say I think if you buy a shoe on line, run outside in it and have problems you are taking the P!$$ a bit if you expect a refund, if however you had been assessed and been recomended the shoe then fair enough [or at least you should stand a much better chance, dependant on the store]

get your gait analysed, it may be that it is the correct shoe for your running shoe bit your body is not used to the support and has reacted badly to having the support that you are not used to, i often see people with similar problems to yourself and sometimes we need to wean them off the basic shoe into the correct shoe in stages, prehaps introducing a little support intitially then moving to the more optimum shoe longer term, when doing this it is something we always discuss with the client fully so that they understand exactly why we are doing it and make sure they are aware of the effects of the support.... some people just adapt better to change than others, the body is a fantastic adapter and if it is used to the unsuportive shoe and all of a sudden you introduce support then it may or may not cause a problem, we are all individual and feet require an individual solution

. I understand that you may have saved a few quid by buying on line but if it causes you an injury and stops you running was it really worth it...support your local specialist or they will go out of business
[some of us do try and offer a deal on a shoe if you call up, I know I for one offer some silly prices on last seasons colours]

good luck with the analysis, let us know how you get on
 

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i understand i should be helpin the local businesses but if i do id be broke.. seriously that £35 i saved was the only reason i bought them, and i've waited about 2 months using worn out non running shoes :( doesnt help when you start university and are already in an overdraft from day 1. now il just feel bad going to that shop and asking for advice knowing i cant buy anything there. (didnt feel bad about jjb of course :p)
 

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going to head off to that specialist in 5 mins so hopefully i can get the mess i made sorted :D

maybe not.. they charge £10 to do the gait il try that shop in notts if i havent got another 1 near me, gonna be going there anyway :)
 

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and if the injury turned/turns out to be more serious how much do you think you would be paying out on physio bills......

i fully understand what you are saying, but first time get it done right then when you need replacements get the same model by shopping round for the deal
 

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not going to use them untill i have been notts and use the gait analysis there.

i just tried them out without my socks and it felt fine, with socks pain on the left arch. i've been using standard socks not running ones, although they should arive soon.
 

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Unsure what to suggest if you started getting pains just a few mins into a run - definately worth getting the gait analysis. The shoes could well be right for you and the pains just a one off? or as footman suggests, you may need weaning onto that level of support...
 

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id guess it would be weaning up to them, i thought id go for a good pair (highly recommended by other sites) but o well.

there wasnt a pain walking in them at jjb or in the house, but after a few mins into the run i got the pain on my left arch and slowed to a walk, started again and it felt more intense and very very hot, so walked back home.

thanks for all the advice btw, you run a good forum.
 

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I have the same pair of trainers Sunil and have had absolutly no problems with mine. I'd have thought if it was a gait problme it would take a bit more than just a five minute run to surface unless you have real problems with which non running shoes would have the same problems.

As RS said re JJB though useless gits there.
 

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magic, i was a complete idiot lol totally wrong shoe type.
the wet test is far too inaccurate.

mizuno inspire were great!!

im a flat footed moron giving advice now.
NO DOUBT go to the local sports shop and let them tell you what you need.

i didnt do the gait test but he was really good and helped for try out 3 pairs of shoes after using this new balance shoe size measurer, which showed im flat footed, more so on my right foot (will this correct in time? because the shoes still give the slightest pain on the left foot and non on right, slightest as in barely there) then he looked at my walk with each shoe i tried.

id like to thank you all for making me go to a running shop!
now time to return these trainers and maybe go back to the shop :) just because they were great.
maybe because i have just come into a lil bit of cash :)

um mizuno inspire 4 road are said to be suitable for Moderate Overpronator same as te asics 2130 i had.... anyone care to say my information is wrong or different types of Moderate Overpronator shoes are differently supported?
 
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