I need to buy some trainers. They will mainly be for aerobics and walking, and possibly running - if that works out I know I will need a proper pair of running shoes, but can't afford to buy some until I know I will stick at it.
I don't know what to buy. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'd like to buy on-line if possible - can't face a sports shop...
nike are really comfy for me too - wear them for proper exercise but have a pair of sketchers too which are great for long walks but too solid for aerobics. If you're going to use them for aerobics/running then you're probably best to try them on somewhere to make sure they're ok for your feet and then maybe seeing if you can get them cheaper online
I wouldn't buy shoes for running from the internet, im - worth paying a bit more at a proper sports shop (ie not a chain, do you have a local independent one?), trying different ones and getting advice.
I have Adidas Climacool trainers at the moment and desperately want to replace them. They were great when I tried them on but the bits that keep your feet cool (lovely in the summer especially for aerobics) let in water, also the top part of the shoe is fabric and my big toe has rubbed a small hole in each shoe. I like the look of the Nike Shox, always found Nike to be a good fit and a comfortable shoe.
I got mine from City Runner in London. Really really good service, looked at my feet and the shoes I was wearing to see how I walk in them. Got some asics ones and have had no pain/blisters or anything.
Know what you mean about toned sportmen serving you though. Went into a running shop in Camden to get a water bottle and felt so totally patronised by the guy who served me.