The Runner’s New Shoes

Once upon a time…

I’ve got a day off work on Friday and I’ve decided I’m going to purchase some new trainers which should take me up until the Reading Half-Marathon. The shoes are a gift from my fiance and her mother (my future mother-in-law) for my birthday next month. I know it’s early but I certainly don’t mind because I love getting new trainers!

I’ve been looking around at various specialist running sites online and I’m going to try some Asics trainers and take a break from Nike. I need to experiment with some other brands to see if the little pain niggles that I get in my achilles (left foot) go away or get worse. Seems like an expensive experiment considering new trainers are about £100 but it’s worth it in the end.

I’m going to go to my local running shop on Friday and have a look at what they have got. I’ve already got a particular pair in mind but I need to try them on.

They are Asics Gel Kayano 14 trainers. The only problem is that I’m not a very big fan of the gold colour. I have seen a pair in blue/white (which I would prefer) but it depends on whether the shop I’m going to has them in stock.

I’ll talk to the staff in the shop to see what they recommend and I’ll also see if they can give me another gait analysis to see if I’m actually using the correct type of shoe (structured) for my running.

You never know, I could end up with a completely different brand of shoe to what I said I was going to get.


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