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I'm confused about where to buy running shoes

(13 Posts)
BroccoliSpears Tue 09-Sep-08 15:03:13

Apparently I shouldn't just go to a sports shop, but to a running shop. What is a running shop? I want to get good running shoes. I live in central Leeds so shops aren't a problem.

Where should I go?

Skramble Tue 09-Sep-08 15:07:16

Don't know leeds, but it is true most sports shops like JJB SPorts etc are more just fashion shops. You could try places like that but advice might be crap, many assistants don't have a foggy, and trying to find proper running shoes can be a pain. If you know waht you are looking for it is easier as you know what styles are right. Most trainers in thses stores are fashion ones or more suited to aerobics or football.

I managed to get proper rugby boots for my son from one of the huge sports shops that does have proper gear for loads of sports.

OrmIrian Tue 09-Sep-08 15:09:11

I got my last ones from Reebok. And even the assistant told me I needed to go elsewhere for really good ones. (However there is nothing like that round here) . She was great as it happens - she was a runner herself and spent ages finding me the best pair.

Skramble Tue 09-Sep-08 15:09:50

"Proper" shop

Up and Running

MarlaSinger Tue 09-Sep-08 15:10:51


They will make you run in your socks and see how you stand etc so you get the Right Shoes for You.

MarlaSinger Tue 09-Sep-08 15:11:10

x-post with skramble

yorkshirepuddling Tue 09-Sep-08 15:12:52

sherunsheruns has just opened in Meadowhall - do you drive - 20 mins down M1 - Supposed to be good and have video analysis of the way you run to find the right shoe

BroccoliSpears Tue 09-Sep-08 15:13:31

Perfik! And not far from me! Thank you

BroccoliSpears Tue 09-Sep-08 18:42:21

Hurrah hurrah! Been to Up & Running, bought some shoes, been for a run. Hurrah!

branflake81 Tue 09-Sep-08 19:09:57

go to up and running in leeds - theres one in city centre and one in west park.

branflake81 Tue 09-Sep-08 19:10:26

oh missed your last post - well done!

calsworld Tue 09-Sep-08 20:38:21

I used the drop down on this website here and it shows you all the 'proper' running shops by region...

I'll post it on the new couch to 5k thread too... smile

OrmIrian Wed 10-Sep-08 09:30:42

Well done brocolli.

Was it wonderful? envy


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