Running Shoes/Trainers

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  1. Hi everyone,

    I'm having a big problem trying to locate trainers which are suitable for all types of training which provide excellent stability around the ankle and that are a ladies size 3. I've found kids trainers but non are good enough to take the stress of a daily exercise programme.

    Was wondering if anyone had any info which could point me in the right direction.

    I've asked at sports shops but unfortunately where I live the staff all seem to be lacking knowledge on the subject.

    Thanks in advance and sorry if the subject is boring but have exhausted all other options.

  2. Have you tried specialist running shops? There's one in Loughborough called Running Fox (or something) I think they have an online element too
  3. It's all relative to what you want to pay. If money is no object and you want IMHO, and what I wear are: Asics GEL-Nimbus 13.


    The website is aussie, however you can probably source from UK, additionaly, I purchase mine from the US, heaps and heaps cheaper.
  4. TheresaMay

    TheresaMay LE Moderator DirtyBAT

    You cannot go wrong with Hi-Tech Silver Shadow trainers.

    Available from a good QM(A) near you. And just to prove a point - 180 people in our intake in 1991. Out of which only one went sick with any foot-related injury (ingrowing toenail). Compare that with today's riff-raff.

    I think I've made my point. Next please...

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  5. Up and Running are also a great running shop with gait analysis, I personally wear Asics Cumulus 12. My honest advice, buy last year's model, it will be a fraction of the price and still a fantastic shoe, companies keep themselves in the black by changing how the shoe looks each year and by fixing one technical aspect and then another downside seems to appear from nowhere, which they improve in their next model. Buy last year's shoe, and this time next year, buy this year's shoe, it saves you cash and you can still feel like you're getting an upgrade, it also means if you don't like it, you can revert to your old trainers...
  6. I cant see what the problem is, virtually every running shoe manufacturers makes your size?

  7. UK Gear, designed in association with the Army; the running shoes bear the Army logo inside:

    UK Gear

    There is a 30% discount code on ArmyNet.
  8. I agree with the specialist running shop idea. If you're buying a pair of trainers some will give you free gate analysis, so you can see how different models of trainers help with what ever problems you might have with your feet e.g. over or under-pronation.

    I get my trainers from my local branch of Up & Running, but if you have a search you should be able to find a running shop that is fairly local to you. You might find you pay a bit more for a decent pair of running trainers but in my experience you get what you pay for and it won't be wasted money.

    He Runs She Runs/Sweatshop also stock some good stuff and some also offer gait analysis.
  9. My feet hurt now, and Im sat down.

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  10. Thanks Guys for the help, there's a lot to look into.
    Very much appreciated.

  11. Does anyone know if the PT-03 SCs are any good for those with overpronation/fallen arches? At the moment I'm running in the issue assault boots with corrective insoles, which is all well and good, but I need some proper PT trainers.
  12. A proper running shop that does gait analysis can help you pick a suitable pair or trainers.

    However if there's something wrong then get medical advice first.