Well, this week I finally thought "Enough is enough" and did something I should have done several weeks ago - replaced my old worn out running shoes. No excuses for not doing it earlier - just lack of time and opportunity really.
I am fortunate in that I have a small independent running shop near me and I have used it for the last two pairs of shoes I bought. So I went back there, and have to say that, as before, the level of personal service and advice was second to none.
By gait was tested by me running on a treadmill. I was filmed from behind so I was able to view my run on the TV screen, and in slow motion too so I was able to see a detailed view of how my foot falls. I'm a slight over-pronator, and so the man who owns the shop tried five pairs of shoes on me before we got a pair that were just right - the same pair as my old ones, just the updated version.
I went for an 8 mile run in my new shoes this morning and they felt great - no blisters or rubbing, no pains, no aches, no tightness in my feet or legs - a sure sign that my shoes are right for me.
So my message is for anyone who runs or is considering starting, if you can afford it, a good properly measured and fitted pair of shoes is a must as far as I'm concerned - and a local shop, where you get personal service and great advice, is surely the best place to go.
Just my opinion here - hope it helps someone on some way!
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