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« Reply #600 on: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 16:14:30 »

Cheers chaps.
I donít think itís plantar fasciitis, the doctor (over the phone mind) said it sounds like tendonitis.

I do need to get some better running trainers, is it best to have them fitted by using a shop that has the treadmill etc?
I should also book myself in for some physio really.
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« Reply #601 on: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 16:44:06 »

I do need to get some better running trainers, is it best to have them fitted by using a shop that has the treadmill etc?
Yes. Run in Old Town will do gait analysis for you, they charge either 10 or 20 quid (sorry can't remember off hand) but with the charge waived if you buy a pair of shoes off them. They're not the cheapest for the actual shoes but if we don't support small independent running shops then we won't have any and you can't rely on getting fitting/gait analysis advice from SportsDirect (some of the staff there are really helpful, but by accident rather than company policy and certainly not thanks to any training from SD).

Disclaimer: I don't buy every pair of running shoes from small independents because I can't afford to but I try to get every 3rd or 4th pair (I get through quite a few)
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« Reply #602 on: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 16:50:45 »

Yes. Run in Old Town will do gait analysis for you, they charge either 10 or 20 quid (sorry can't remember off hand) but with the charge waived if you buy a pair of shoes off them. They're not the cheapest for the actual shoes but if we don't support small independent running shops then we won't have any and you can't rely on getting fitting/gait analysis advice from SportsDirect (some of the staff there are really helpful, but by accident rather than company policy and certainly not thanks to any training from SD).

Disclaimer: I don't buy every pair of running shoes from small independents because I can't afford to but I try to get every 3rd or 4th pair (I get through quite a few)

Cheers Paul, how much are we talking roughly for the trainers?
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« Reply #603 on: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 17:01:43 »

Cheers Paul, how much are we talking roughly for the trainers?
Last time I bought a pair in Run they were around a ton, IIRC. Like I say, a little steep, although tbf the actual pair I got weren't a whole lot cheaper online.
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« Reply #604 on: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 17:09:34 »

I use Prodirect running or Sportshoes (.com)
If you look on the sportshoes site you can do your own feet test to see what type of shoe you need. (flat foot or support etc) https://www.sportsshoes.com/support/running_articles/

But if local to Swindon centre then maybe use Runin in as mentioned and ask for some advice.

But you do get what you pay for. My price range from over the years been from £65-£180. All Depends on how serious you want to get and have a decent cushion sole.
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« Reply #605 on: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 17:17:10 »

I use Prodirect running or Sportshoes (.com)
If you look on the sportshoes site you can do your own feet test to see what type of shoe you need. (flat foot or support etc) https://www.sportsshoes.com/support/running_articles/

But if local to Swindon centre then maybe use Runin in as mentioned and ask for some advice.

But you do get what you pay for. My price range from over the years been from £65-£180. All Depends on how serious you want to get and have a decent cushion sole.
When I'm ordering online Sportsshoes.com are excellent, they do a good range of last year's stock so shoes that were 100 quid 9-12 months ago for a lot less. I've had a few 40 quid bargains from them that have been brilliant. startfitness.co.uk are also worth a look, they usually have some decent shoes in. But I knew what I was looking for because of the advice I got from Run (https://runswindon.co.uk/)
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« Reply #606 on: Today at 08:29:27 »

Cheers Paul, how much are we talking roughly for the trainers?

I paid £120 for a pair of Brooks Ghosts form Run - they are like wearing slippers they are so comfy.
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« Reply #607 on: Today at 08:48:11 »

Oh and while we're all getting carried away talking about shoes (there's a surprise on a running thread!), you probably should still see the physio first Quagmire. Shoes can help alleviate the problem, and possibly prevent it from reoccurring but they won't fix it by themselves
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