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Hi Guys,

At the moment i run to keep my fitness up. 3 miles every other day, in the mornings (its all i have time for unfortunately).

About a month ago i changed from some footy type nike T90 shoes, my feet are quite wide and they did'nt help there but felt pretty good otherwise.

Now i'm running with some Nike type running shoes however these are not really suiting me. These offer much better cushioning then the T90 type shoes i was previously using but now get a sore just above my knees after runs and also feels like my calf's are splitting. I do recover by the time of the next run though.

I have been thinking of going to a specialist shop in sheffield but am concerned with expense. What sort of budget am i looking at for a decent pair of running shoes from one of these shops ?


thanks,


Jan
 

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janmclare said:
Hi Guys,

At the moment i run to keep my fitness up. 3 miles every other day, in the mornings (its all i have time for unfortunately).

About a month ago i changed from some footy type nike T90 shoes, my feet are quite wide and they did'nt help there but felt pretty good otherwise.

Now i'm running with some Nike type running shoes however these are not really suiting me. These offer much better cushioning then the T90 type shoes i was previously using but now get a sore just above my knees after runs and also feels like my calf's are splitting. I do recover by the time of the next run though.

I have been thinking of going to a specialist shop in sheffield but am concerned with expense. What sort of budget am i looking at for a decent pair of running shoes from one of these shops ?


thanks,


Jan
My advice is always to buy the bestyou can afford if you budget allows you 'll get a decent shoe for around sixty quid .The other thing you can do is get tested try on various shoes find one you like in the shop then buiy off the internet but it's like a lot of things there's nothing like trying them on >and it's acase of use them or lose them as far asrunning shops go.

It's also possible to get the previous incarnation of a shoe ie last years model you can get some really good bargians that way .
 

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You'd be much better off trying to spend a few extra quid and get something recommended by a proper sports shop rather than trying to save yourself some money and getting a reduced trainer that doesn't suit your running style from somewhere like JJB or Sports World.

Just go into the shop and be honest with them, tell them you're on a limited budget and i'm sure they'll do their best to help you! My guess would be that you're looking at £40 upwards for a trainer recommended by a specialist store. Hope that helps! :)
 

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Go to Keep on Running on Attercliffe Road in Sheffield (just down from Don Valley Stadium). Really good staff, tell them what your budget and requirements are and I'm sure they'll be able to help you.
 

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I agree with the other three replies to this thread best thing that I ever did for my feet knees and hips was go to a proper running shop. The service from the small independent shop was second to none, far better than previous experience of spotty teenagers in so called sport shop chains. As for cost the shop I use are comparable to any other in the area. I have even been steered away from top of the range £100 + shoes as they are not suitable for me or my needs.

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replys.. looks like its i'll be paying a visit to one. Hopefully i can get away tomorrow lunchtime.


Jan
 
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