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Good, affordable running shoes

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ShatterResistant Sat 26-Mar-16 22:12:23

I started running about a month ago, and realise my old trainers are probably too knackered to carry on without hurting myself. I run mostly on pavement, and am starting to feel it in my knees. Can anyone recommend a good pair of supportive trainers that I could wear out and about too (so not too crazy) and that aren't too expensive (as I'm still liable to give up any minute, despite my best intentions!) Does £40ish seem reasonable?

MrsMook Sun 27-Mar-16 07:26:47

Go to a running shop and get advice on what suits your feet and running style. I love my current pair of trainers, but unless you have ridiculously wide feet and are a heavy over pronator, then my recommendation is pretty useless.

You'll get more value out of a pair that fits comfortably and keeps you running. How much that costs may depend on how fussy your feet are. My feet don't have the cheapest taste confused

fitzbilly Sun 27-Mar-16 07:30:23

Yes go to a proper running shop, get your gait analysed and find A make that suits you. Then go online to sports or wiggle or sports direct and buy last year's colours. But £40 might be tricky to find.

You have to buy running shoes, not just any old trainers, if you care about your knees. And ones for your gait.

Good luck! The right shoes make all the difference!

ShatterResistant Sun 27-Mar-16 08:46:23

Thank you very much. I'm new to running (and exercise in general, if I'm honest!) but I'm really enjoying it. I will find a local shop and go down there next week. Happy Easter.

thedevilinmyshoes Sun 27-Mar-16 09:01:44

Did you go to the independent cinema I go to with schlongbeast? Abbeygate?

thedevilinmyshoes Sun 27-Mar-16 09:03:44

Obviously meant for a different thread 😳

While I'm here though 😄 the vast majority of new runners do well in neutral shoes

ShatterResistant Sun 27-Mar-16 15:08:43

Haha, thank you for your advice. Your username suggests you know about shoes! (Enjoy the cinema...)

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