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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).



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!)

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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