Are PT-03 Trainers any good?

#1
I'm in the market for some new runners and I keep seeing the advert for the UK Gear PT-03's, before I spend £79.90 of my hard earn't cash, are they any good?
 
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#3
I also picked mine up from the Army Benevolent Fund for £30 and I love them, they’re very comfortable.

I wouldn’t pay £80 for them though, no running shoe is worth that much.
 

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#5
Goku said:
I also picked mine up from the Army Benevolent Fund for £30 and I love them, they’re very comfortable.

I wouldn’t pay £80 for them though, no running shoe is worth that much.

The PT-03 is okay, but lacks the cushioning for long distance road running and is deffo overpriced at £80 a throw, sorry guys.

Also Goku you barsteward I followed the Paris Hilton link, and yes, I did turn up the volume...barsteward !!!

had to laugh though.....just glad I don't work on the floor plate with the lowing herd.....



Le Chevre
 
#6
The PT-03 is a nice trainer- Good looking and comfortable.
BUT They come up very small so go for at least a half size and maybe a whole size larger than you normally need.
 
#7
To confirm about the ABF - it was found that they were selling them at the incorrect price and all stock was withdrawn. No longer available via this means and they will now cost full price, circa £79.99.

I also got mine from the ABF by the way and it is the only way I would have a pair. £80 my arrse!!
 
#8
I do a bit of running so was interested when this trainer came out. Had a look at a pair on a course and wsnt really that impressed , for the same price I could have a pair of nb's or sauconys . Has anyone seen the RAF offering yet , chav trainers or what
 

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#9
polar69 said:
I do a bit of running so was interested when this trainer came out. Had a look at a pair on a course and wsnt really that impressed , for the same price I could have a pair of nb's or sauconys . Has anyone seen the RAF offering yet , chav trainers or what
i'm looking to replace my New Balance trainers with another pair from the same company - they work for me.
The PT-03 isn't in the same class.
 
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Goatman said:
Also Goku you barsteward I followed the Paris Hilton link, and yes, I did turn up the volume...barsteward !!!

had to laugh though.....just glad I don't work on the floor plate with the lowing herd.....



Le Chevre
:lol: Brilliant!!!!!

I was wondering how long it would take to catch one of you with that!!! :D
 
#12
Got a pair of PT-03 just the other day from the PRI for £42, as that's about the max, I would pay for any trainers, I'll give them a go. Agree with the other posters about the size, ended up getting a size larger than usual and that was just to feel comfortable. Have done a few runs and so far I think they are about the same as all the others, but you need to get the removable innersoles fitted correctly (straight) or it's a pain, literally.

Another thing I found is that I now feel the need to cut the sleeves off all my white T shirts and go around the edges with red marker pen, and I have started to follow other runners around and "encourage" them, one civvy I met was most put out when I told him to stand on the blue line in the gym, then run around me.
 
#14
I recently purchased a pair of PT-03 running shoes and think their brilliant, In the past i have found it difficult to find the right running shoe as im pigeoned toed and this causes problems with my calves, thought id found the perfect shoe in my Asics but have to say the PT-03 is far superior and one i will stick with in the future. I would highly recommend this running shoe to anyone and everyone.
 

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#15
Accidental_discharge said:
I find that 'Black Slappers" circa 1981 with bags of bull do me just fine! They also go nicely with a red PT top complete with soap lined creases!
Cor! that's weird you know...... you must be the fat knacker I saw being helped into the bus 500 yards into my last BPFA 'cos that's EXACTLY what he was wearing too !

Amazing. Sadly I had to give back my heavyweight cotton PT vest, Red only recently....oh, and the black daps I remember from infant school....but when I joined the QM gave me a really tasteful pair of green trainers....I last saw those at HMS EXCELLENT, where the Navy give them to people to wear when they are about to do their lifeboat swim.....


Lee Shaver
 
#16
I still think Asics have a good range for all running styles. Not sure how the PT-03 is superior to a similar priced asics shoe.
 
#17
if you buy trainers to run in I suggest you go to a proper running shop they will sort you out .Normally staff know what pronation means and other funny technical turns .
 

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#18
General Melchett said:
I still think Asics have a good range for all running styles. Not sure how the PT-03 is superior to a similar priced asics shoe.
It ain't.....basically the PT-03 is a good quality cross trainer that will give you some traction off-road.....if you are doing more than a 10K I suspect you will find, like me , that it lacks the cushioning of any of the mainstream big-name running shoes eg ASICS, New Balance, Mizuno, Brooks, Reebok,Saucony,( Gawdelpus) Adidas etc.

I've just sold my PT03's for £25......I would buy another pair as a general trainer but I wouldn't pay what UK Gear appear to be determined to charge for them....and they appear to be made with the US market in mind so the sizes come up 'small' for British feet.


Oh and for the ' Arrgh...you're all fannies....I ran the Comrades race in black daps twenty years ago...running is for pansies...argh.'
brigade here's something from this month's Runners World to make you think:

Ronhill tracksters and a rain-jacket don't rank alongside stockings & suspenders or a fireman's uniform in anyone's list of turn-ons. However, you might find you want to rip 'em off after a speed session as the very act of running most definitely is. Researchers at the University of North Carolina found athletes who exercised at 70 per cent of their VO2 max experienced a 40 per cent increase in free-testosterone, a 38 per cent increase in in cortisol, and an increase in epinephrine. These higher hormone levels all contribute to a heightened sexual arousal. Scientists at Chicago State University found that almost one in four of the women they questioned had experienced sexual arousal, or even orgasm, while exercising.
tee hee......so it's not just me that finds sweaty women with pert bums in lycra a turn on then :lol: ....


Le Chevre
 

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#20
fatblerk said:
What's running?
what the Army has historically termed ' strategic withdrawal' or 'tactical redeployment'... ;-)
 

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