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my trainers are old, i bought for years ago but only used a little, then i lost them in the gym one septemeber, i found them outside locker room on the steps in february, wet and looking mouldy, i washed em in the machine and they are came out great.

now i've put a few miles into the old things and want some new ones.

anybody recommend a decent shoe up to £100.00, i don't mind doing a gait analysis but wonder if it's worth it?
 

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gait analysis is an a must i think!

most shops with charge for just doing the analysis.. but if you get trainers will do it for free.... goto a shop with a deacent selection so you find one thats comfy
 

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Gait analysis is definately worth it... without a gait analysis it's fairly irrelevant what people recommend as a decent shoe... you'd do just as well to pick your favourite colour!

You may get away with just buying any pair of trainers, but since you're looking at spending so much money, you may as well get something that's going to serve you as well as possible and be as comfy as possible eh?

Stick to the most well known brands and you'll be sure to get a decent bit of kit. (asics, saucony, brooks, nike, adidas? etc etc). Just head to your local running specialist ;)
 

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Gait analysis is definately worth it... without a gait analysis it's fairly irrelevant what people recommend as a decent shoe... you'd do just as well to pick your favourite colour!

You may get away with just buying any pair of trainers, but since you're looking at spending so much money, you may as well get something that's going to serve you as well as possible and be as comfy as possible eh?

Stick to the most well known brands and you'll be sure to get a decent bit of kit. (asics, saucony, brooks, nike, adidas? etc etc). Just head to your local running specialist ;)
thanks,

it's not a cost saving thing i just find my time is so limited with work and stuff but i will have to make the time.
do most places ask that you book up for the analysis.

also, when i run my feet seem to land on the outside, i.e. roll outwards.
is there a name for this?

Craig
 

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thanks,

it's not a cost saving thing i just find my time is so limited with work and stuff but i will have to make the time.
do most places ask that you book up for the analysis.

also, when i run my feet seem to land on the outside, i.e. roll outwards.
is there a name for this?

Craig
i didnt have to book when i did mine.. but would prob be different for each shop

rolling outwards is supinator however its hard to tell just looking down.... i overpronate
which means that as my heel hits the ground (slightly on the outside) my foot comes down normally, but rather than my ankel stopping rolling inwards (which they do naturally anyway) it carries on past a normal point

 

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LANDING on the outside of the foot is quite normal... typically the foot then rolls inwards. I think if the foot rolls outwards it's called 'supination' - though I could be a little off target with its meaning.

It's best to give them a call to let them know you're coming, if it's likely to be at a weekend then maybe try and book an appointment so you don't have to queue? I know my local place will do a gait analysis at any time without appointment but I tend to call and check anyhow.
 

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The place I went to get mine done said it was best to avoid lunchtimes midweek (in the City, so that's their busiest time), to avoid waiting, but they didn't do appointments - just turn up and go. Just call them first and they'll be able to tell you what's best to do. It really doesn't take long, and at least you'll know that you've got the right pair of shoes for you, so you won't be wasting more time (and money) going back and buying another pair.
 

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when i did mine i had to run on a treadmill for a little bit so bear that in mind when choosing what to wear that day :)
 

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*looks in realizes everything has been said and prepares to leave*

Just a point. I am an 11.5 and have a wide Nike+ for outside. If you are an odd size it might be worth checking they have a selection in your size before you go.
 
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