How long to get used to new running shoes?

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FleabagsGuineaPig Thu 10-Jun-21 16:36:52

I went for gait analysis and got a new pair of running shoes. I wore them round the house and thought they were fine but when I’ve walked in them outside my feet ache after a mile or two. Is this normal and will it settle down? I haven’t even tried running in them yet. I probably can’t take them back now I don’t think.

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HareofEasttown Thu 10-Jun-21 16:39:05

Yes it's normal. A few runs and they'll be fine.

FleabagsGuineaPig Thu 10-Jun-21 16:52:44

That’s good to hear! Thanks I was just starting to panic I’d spent over £100 on shoes I couldn’t wear.

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fellrunner85 Thu 10-Jun-21 19:58:41

What sort of shoes are they, and what did the running shop say about your gait?

purplesequins Thu 10-Jun-21 20:04:26

they are made for running, not walking.
go for a run with them.

tbh I've never broken in running shoes.

also check the receipt/store site for their returns policy. for some running shoes it's quite generous.

FleabagsGuineaPig Thu 10-Jun-21 20:52:34

fell they’re a neutral shoe, I think they said I didn’t overpronate.

Thanks purple I will check their policy.

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mrsrobin Thu 10-Jun-21 20:56:36

I have never had to "get used" to any of my running shoes. They have all been comfy from the word go and I have certainly never had achey feet. If it was me I would be thinking about contacting them about their return policy sad


Quickchangeartiste Thu 10-Jun-21 21:03:19

I have neutral gait, but high arches. I need a good support under my foot or they ache. Could be these shoes don’t provide that support for you?
Usually the good ones feel good right out of the box.

FleabagsGuineaPig Thu 10-Jun-21 21:08:31

Possibly quickchange? They did get me to try them in the shop and they felt fine then. Maybe I just need to try running in them and see what they’re like.

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VanillaAndOrange Fri 11-Jun-21 11:49:59

The only pair of trainers I've ever bought on a recommendation from an "expert" are the only ones that caused me a lot of pain so I ended up not running for 3 years.

Please don't persist with these if they are still causing you actual pain after running in them. I agree walking is not the best test of whether they'll be right for running.

I found my actual best fit by doing an online questionnaire.

KelleyHIJkL Fri 11-Jun-21 11:51:52

I’ve never had to wear any of my running trainers in, beyond the odd heel blister. That doesn’t sound right to me.

FleabagsGuineaPig Fri 11-Jun-21 19:27:34

Oh no Vanilla! I’ll definitely try a run in them instead.

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FleabagsGuineaPig Fri 11-Jun-21 19:27:51

Also thanks for the replies everyone.

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QuentininQuarantino Thu 17-Jun-21 17:21:53

I asked a similar question on here back in February as I was in a fair bit of pain in new running shoes but pleased to confirm that after a couple of runs they were wonderful and I’ve since ran a half marathon in them!

FleabagsGuineaPig Thu 17-Jun-21 17:59:00

Congrats! Ok that’s good to hear smile

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Iggly Thu 17-Jun-21 18:03:06

Where exactly are your feet hurting? It could be the laces or the shoe itself

TheHandmadeTails Thu 17-Jun-21 19:06:23

Underneath the arch Iggly. I’ve only done one short run so far.

TheHandmadeTails Thu 17-Jun-21 19:06:45

Name change fail!

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