How do I choose trainers?

(6 Posts)
theredhen Thu 04-Jul-13 21:29:07

I need new trainers. I've always been a once a week regular at the gym. I've started running a bit more and do 3.5 miles once or twice a week in addition to the gym.

My current trainers are Nike air and are very old. shock

I have no idea whether I have a high instep or not.

Help please smile

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 04-Jul-13 21:40:36

It is worth going to a sports shop that will do a gait anslysis. DD is a runner and she goes Sweatshop but other places offer the service too.

didireallysaythat Thu 04-Jul-13 21:48:33

Gait analysis really good. I have never run in my life but decided I needed to get off the sofa. Went and got running shoes from a gait analysis place (OK I'll be honest here - the shop had parking outside - I wasn't up for taking the 1 and 5 year old on a bus), tried several, bought a pair two sizes bigger than I take in regular shoes on their advice and I can honestly say when I run/lollop I don't notice my feet at all, they are very comfortable and my feet never hurt or ache afterwards. Worth it.

Another one saying 'gait analysis'. Gym should be able to point you in the right direction. I've been told you shouldn't run more than 500 miles in a pair before retiring them.

EauRouge Fri 05-Jul-13 14:12:39

Are your old shoes comfy? If you can't get a gait analysis where you live, try Nike customer services and you may be able to find out whether your current shoes are neutral or extra-support or whatever. My running shoes are also really old and Nike were really helpful and let me know the model name for the current equivalent of my shoes.

TinyTear Fri 12-Jul-13 14:05:14

i second having a gait analysis done. Sweatshop is great

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