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Going to a Running Shop, What sort of questions...

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BedofRosesItAintII Sun 12-Jul-09 16:28:14

should I ask, and be asked to ensure I get the best (right) running shoe?

Have been running 4-5 days a week, around 5k mainly on grass/gravel (canal path).

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chevre Sun 12-Jul-09 16:30:29

bring your current running shoes so they can have a look at how you are wearing them. they will probably have a look at you run and then recommend shoes. you don't really need to prepare any questions.

ime don't buy a sports bra at a running shop as the super fit staff are all flat chested and don't really understand the needs of teh more voluptuous lady.

fishie Sun 12-Jul-09 16:48:33

ask if they have any super tips re lacing - i got shown something which helps the shoes stay on more firmly (have narrow heels and high instep / wide front of foot).

wear something that they can see you run in, so nothing too baggy. get good socks too - falke i like.

BedofRosesItAintII Sun 12-Jul-09 16:48:41

How did you know I am of the 'more voluptuous' variety grin?

Have found running bra at M&S, and Bravissimo.

Are running socks necessary?

chevre Sun 12-Jul-09 17:40:03

yes running socks are good.

good guess on the voluptuousness!

BerylBowl Sun 12-Jul-09 17:49:28

where are you? the best places will do all the decision-making for you

BedofRosesItAintII Sun 12-Jul-09 19:12:25

I am going to the running shop in Reading. Has anyone been there?

(We MNers are known for our psychic abilities, as well as amble norkage!)

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Mon 13-Jul-09 17:47:38

They should watch you run, ideally on a treadmill. Just don't do what I did and try and talk to the bloke while running - I fell off the treadmill in a total comedy moment.

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