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Assuming that you have no biomechanical issues (don't need orthotics etc etc), I recommend getting thyself pronto to Runners World in East Kew, the old dude there has been involved in running and athletics for longer than I have been alive
Stuff people's specific brand recommendations, as the shoes of that manufacturer may not suit your foot or running style.
You can also get a gait analysis done. Athletes Foot have a pressure plate thing that shows you how you walk/roll in/roll out/etc to give a guide as to what kind of shoe you need, but their prices can be a bit of a rip.
I went to a podiatrist, who did a gait analysis.well worth doing before figuring out what shoe to buy. Podiatrist may give you a list of recommendations. may save you mucho pain & injuries in the long run.
Runners world hey... sounds interesting. i'll check it out
The shoes i'm using at the moment i bought from athletes foot after the chick did the whole test thing but i dont think they're very comfortable after a little while. so i'll try runners world and possibly see a podiatrist if need be.
Not sure. I'd been to the podiatrist a couple of years previously, and had shoe rec's from that. kept same style of shoe, but went through a couple of diff brands before finding one that suited me. I'm sure the RW dude would be able to help you out. Neil is his name. http://www.runnersworld.com.au/
Give them a ring & explain, & if you decide to go in there, take the shoes with you. Keep in mind, also, that you (acc to your post) literally just started running. location of aches and pains would be useful info for the shop staff. Asking Neil's advice would be my suggestion. best of luck
bugger the brand - you need to find the right shoe for you. are you a nuetral runner or do you over or under pronate? got a wide or narrow or low volume foot?
have a read through these articles
http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/run ... r-du.shtml
and have a gander on the http://www.coolrunning.com.au forums for a good running shoe shop wehere you live.
it is not uncommon for runners to go through many pairs of shoes before they fina one that suits (much like saddles).
Also - if you have just started running - dont do too much too soon - you will injure yourself. Check out the couch to 5k guide on coolrunning for a good training plan for beginners.
If you have only just started running, the problem may not be with your shoes. The soreness may just be a result of the new activity and impacts of running that your feet have not been used to. I bought my most recent running shoes (Aasics) through the local AF store, and was quite impressed (and pleasantly surprised) with the service and fitting process. I've had no problems with the shoes I bought.
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well... i just started running yesterday so it could be coz i just have to get used to it... but i dunno my feet are sore along the outside edge and i got a blister just before my arch begins. so im thinking it might be the shoe also.
ive heard good things about asics and brooks, even though the shoes i have now are brooks. will go and try several shoes on next time..
thanks for that site 'a' i had a read from that article and it was helpful. also glad to know its not uncommon to go through many pairs of shoes... womans dream...
I think it may be more to do with the fact that you have just started running (as you seemed to get a reasonable shoe fit done). Just take it easy, increase your mileage slowly (10% rule). Give your self a decent break after running (i.e. at least a day or two) until your body starts to adapt.
What are these salesmen peddling?
i went throught the same issues when i got back into running... had a pair of adidas that i LOVED so much i bought 2 pair of.... almost 10 years ago... the second pair had finally died due to a 3-4 year 'break' of any sport due to operations, then finding that spending time working/drinking/partying in clubs was much more fun than the footy field.
i actually ended up buying from athletes foot who did the imprint thing on my feet and offer a money back guarantee. yes you end up paying a lot more, but they offer a little more than 'does this shoe feel comfortable?'
bought mine for $210 and have since seen them in other stores for $170... in the scheme of things, since i get very bad shin splints (very high arches) whenever i wear bad shoes i think it's worth it.
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But they don't fit my feet. My brother loves Adidas but they are horrible on me. I love New Balance but they are horrible on my flatmate.
You can't get shoe recommendations from other people. The shoes have to fit your feet and suit your style of running.
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This is completely an opinion and I've been a runner for years. I can definitely say that it depends on what you are looking for, and indeed your tastes can change. Here is what I found to be the the best and worst using the defining characteristics of running shoes and I've tried them all. Comfort- Reebok & Saucony. Adidas worst but still pretty comfortable. Duribility -Adidas. New Balance & Asics. Light Weight- Saucony & Asics. Nike & Reebok. Support -Nike. Saucony.
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