silver shadows

#1
why are they STILL being issued!? theyre sh!t!?
 
#3
yeah, the ones that break your feet after 10 metres.
 
#6
i understand the cost efficiency, but theyre substituing f.ucked up feet for cost.
 
#7
Swooosh - My Reg road tested them before they became issue kit. We all got two pairs each. One for runing, one for gym work. They were the dogs nads I tell you! All air cushioned and padded; I mean they were good.

Then, two years later when working at the ATR the word came down that they were about to be issued... I spent the entire evening telling the guys in the Mess all about how good these things were.

Next morning off I trot to claim my prize and what did I get?

Fecked over that's what.

"All down to those gits who trialled them son"

Said the fat useless storeman.

"Don't blame us"

Said the fat useless QM.

"kerching"

Said the faceless Contractor

"Wnakers"

Said the troops on the ground!

"Wnakers"
 
#8
Rather peculiarly, they manage to rip the skin from my toes between the end of the toe and the actual foot... It's really painful, but luckily they were only enforced in Phase 1! My last 'risk reduction run' broke my personal best, but I could barely walk afterwards! Not a good sign...
 
#9
If the sole was a bit wider, they'd not be all that bad. It's just it's like trying to balance on an ice skate, very easy to tip over an ankle.
 
#12
charlie_10 said:
surely if they were any good the PTIs would wear them....they wouldnt want fcuked up feet would they?
exactly
 

Percy_Pigeon

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#13
rick_rolled said:
i understand the cost efficiency, but theyre substituing f.ucked up feet for cost.
Having sat on the committee at DC IPT there was no evidence; plenty of anecdotal evidence but certainly no hard medical evidence.

And in the subsequent blind trails in an ATR regiment (and others) they came 2nd so hence they stay. The trails were lead I believe by the RN.

It may have changed in the last 12 month but that was certainly the case much to the surprise of the tri service muscle busters.
 
#14
Over4MeNow said:
Better than white Daps tho'. The miles in those paper thin, ill fiting, non supportive, canvas horrors!
Ron Hill ran a 2:10 marathon in white canvas daps young man and continued to do so throughout the '60's and mid-70's until was is now referred to as a 'training shoe' was 'invented'.
 

Percy_Pigeon

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#15
and there cheap...
 
#16
As a recruit we wore the black issued 'road slappers' then once in battalion we could wear our own trainers and as the Silver Shadows were the only real training shoe on the market the vast majority of us bought them, never did me any harm.

Silver Shadows - another excuse and another reason for people to whinge!!
 
#17
You are lucky you got issued anything. I have a pair of the truly horrible green predesessor to the silver shadows. Now thats a shit pair of shoes and no mistake.

In running shoes, one size definately does not fit all. The Army should just give you 75 quid a year and tell you to find your own.
 
#18
Percy_Pigeon said:
rick_rolled said:
i understand the cost efficiency, but theyre substituing f.ucked up feet for cost.
Having sat on the committee at DC IPT there was no evidence; plenty of anecdotal evidence but certainly no hard medical evidence.

And in the subsequent blind trails in an ATR regiment (and others) they came 2nd so hence they stay. The trails were lead I believe by the RN.

It may have changed in the last 12 month but that was certainly the case much to the surprise of the tri service muscle busters.
My point exactly. The trainers we trialled were not the ones issued were they PP?
 

Percy_Pigeon

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#19
Sorry forgot to say; unless you wear them and go sick until a body of evidence is built up. Nothing will ever happen the problem is no does everyone buys there own a cheap pair of trainers lasts 20 years instead of 2 pairs of decent trainers a year.

The AMS/APHC are now really good at identifying trends but unless there is a trend to identify…
 

BuggerAll

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#20
I have bought silver shadows in the past - admittedly the slightly better ones and found them to be pretty good. Fair enough you would not be mistaken for a drug dealer in them but so what if they look a bit crap.
 
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