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    I wanna try to lose like 10 pounds so was thinking of taking up jogging. I don't really want to spend loads of money on trainers though, ugh. Is it really important that you have a good pair?

    How much does a decent pair cost?
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    (Original post by ummm)
    I wanna try to lose like 10 pounds so was thinking of taking up jogging. I don't really want to spend loads of money on trainers though, ugh. Is it really important that you have a good pair?

    How much does a decent pair cost?
    Any decent pair of trainers will do, just make sure it has adequate cushioning for your heel and ankle and it should be fine. I know some runners like specific brands and you can get customised trainers from a running shop but it's all unnecessary imo
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    (Original post by areebmazhar)
    Any decent pair of trainers will do, just make sure it has adequate cushioning for your heel and ankle and it should be fine. I know some runners like specific brands and you can get customised trainers from a running shop but it's all unnecessary imo
    Could you suggest an inexpensive good pair?
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    (Original post by ummm)
    Could you suggest an inexpensive good pair?
    I'm not sure of any specific trainers, do you have a Sports Direct near you? They usually have very cheap trainers.
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    I would get at least something designed for running. I used to run in casual trainers or converse and the blisters were unbearable, so I got a 20 quid Nike pair from my local factory outlet and they are fine. You could try sales in sports shops, the internet or TK max, but if they say running on the label, they'll be fine
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    I think as long as they're trainers (ie not something like Converse) and they feel okay, they will be fine. If you're only just starting then it's unlikely that you'll be doing anything that requires expensive footwear.
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    When I first started jogging (I can't really call it running, I don't go fast enough!) I just bought any old pair of cheap running shoes from JD Sports or wherever, and I ended up injuring my leg. My second and subsequent pairs of running shoes came from a specialist shop, where they recommend shoes that will be appropriate for the way you run. They aren't cheap - I probably spend at least £60 a pair - but I won't skimp on them again.

    Oh, and don't forget to get a decent sports bra!
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    (Original post by Persipan)
    When I first started jogging (I can't really call it running, I don't go fast enough!) I just bought any old pair of cheap running shoes from JD Sports or wherever, and I ended up injuring my leg. My second and subsequent pairs of running shoes came from a specialist shop, where they recommend shoes that will be appropriate for the way you run. They aren't cheap - I probably spend at least £60 a pair - but I won't skimp on them again.

    Oh, and don't forget to get a decent sports bra!

    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    I think as long as they're trainers (ie not something like Converse) and they feel okay, they will be fine. If you're only just starting then it's unlikely that you'll be doing anything that requires expensive footwear.

    (Original post by Holz888)
    I would get at least something designed for running. I used to run in casual trainers or converse and the blisters were unbearable, so I got a 20 quid Nike pair from my local factory outlet and they are fine. You could try sales in sports shops, the internet or TK max, but if they say running on the label, they'll be fine

    (Original post by areebmazhar)
    I'm not sure of any specific trainers, do you have a Sports Direct near you? They usually have very cheap trainers.
    Thanks so much for the advice guys! How much is considered a good price for a decent pair of trainers? I've just saw these online and it seems like a good deal, but then I don't want to spend £30 if it's not necessary and I could get away with like a £20 pair. Or is it worth spending the extra £10 in the long run (pun not intentional)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Radience-Lav...587680&sr=1-21
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    (Original post by ummm)
    Thanks so much for the advice guys! How much is considered a good price for a decent pair of trainers? I've just saw these online and it seems like a good deal, but then I don't want to spend £30 if it's not necessary and I could get away with like a £20 pair. Or is it worth spending the extra £10 in the long run (pun not intentional)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Radience-Lav...587680&sr=1-21
    Mine were only £20 from Sports Direct, and they've done me for two years.
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    It might be worth finding out more about what your feet are like and then checking whether whatever shoes you're looking at are suitable for you...
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    Those look like a fine pair. You might want to actually try it on first though at a shop. Not going to be too much different from a 20 pound sneaker to a 30 pound one

    You don't need like the 120 pounds sneakers to jog, as long as their actually designed to run in and none of that converse rubbish. Not that their crap but for jogging its awful. Main thing is comfort!
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    (Original post by ummm)
    I wanna try to lose like 10 pounds so was thinking of taking up jogging. I don't really want to spend loads of money on trainers though, ugh. Is it really important that you have a good pair?

    How much does a decent pair cost?
    Yes because of the potential long term injuries caused by jogging as you put your whole body weight on one foot/ankle for a sustained period sending shocks throughout the leg. I too started jogging recently and used SportsShoes.com and got a pair of Reebok Realflex for only £30 reduced from around £80 as they always have sales, they're great. You can also find out what type of runner/walker (under pronate or over pronate) you are and therefore how much cushioning you will need as they have a test you do at home using your foot, water and a brown paper bag or coloured envelope.
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    (Original post by Malevolent)
    Those look like a fine pair. You might want to actually try it on first though at a shop.
    :yes: I have a pair of running shoes which are Asics. When I went to get my Brooks, I tried on a different model of Assics and had to go up 1.5 sizes bigger.

    On that note - you do need to go up a size due to your feet swelling whilst running. I had to go down a size (due to blisters and stuff) for my trail shoes and had issues with one of my toenails coming off.

    You don't need to spend a huge amount on shoes and more expensive doesn't always equal better.
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    (Original post by ummm)
    I wanna try to lose like 10 pounds so was thinking of taking up jogging. I don't really want to spend loads of money on trainers though, ugh. Is it really important that you have a good pair?

    How much does a decent pair cost?
    As someone who works at Sports Direct, the advice I give to customers is that you shouldn't go for a shoe that has a flat sole! that will be more damaging to your foot and will feel uncomfortable when you jog.

    You can pick up some pretty cheap trainers from us for about £20-£30 with technology such as Nike Air which benefits runners a lot (I have a pair of Nike AirMax Tailwinds and they're lovely for running in - but they're expensive).

    Another good pair would be the Adidas Duramo's or the Adidas Falcon Elites, but they can be a tad more expensive. Avoid Asics for the moment (as if you don't know the pronation of your foot your feet can get damaged if you buy the wrong type of Asics). New Balance are a very good make although they can be fairly pricey.

    I'm not trying to 'sell' my employers' products, but when you work with shoes and running trainers every week you know what advice to give. Just pop along to a store and tell them that you're after a running trainer for about £20-£30 (whatever your price range is) and the guys should be able to help you
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    I suppose, to prevent injury.
    I tend to jog in my vans, if I ever do.
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    Just make sure that they're running shoes, When I started running I decided to use my supra's (skating shoes) while on a run I injured my hip, it would hurt every time I moved. I couldn't jog/run for a whole month it was so painful, I tried two weeks ago on a treadmill and I swear I just couldn't do it, I felt like punching the guy who was running at 15 next to me...

    Just make sure they're running shoes and you'll be fine.
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    I know I'm probably committing the ultimate fitness sin right now, but I've used my vans for the past couple of months and been fine with them - it's only now that I'm looking into getting proper running shoes, as it's something I know I'm gonna continue to do for a good while and want to increase the amount I do it.
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    (Original post by ummm)
    I wanna try to lose like 10 pounds so was thinking of taking up jogging. I don't really want to spend loads of money on trainers though, ugh. Is it really important that you have a good pair?

    How much does a decent pair cost?
    Yes. When I bought my new pair back in the day it was so heavenly I went to a Nike shop and they looked at how my feet position when I run, and because I roll them over a bit they could tell me to wear shoes designed for that. They're not that "special" but I never knew I did that and they were much better than my previous ones.

    If you are serious about this, I would highly recommend getting a good pair.
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    I bought a cheap pair of Sketchers (about £20/£30). I don't really know much about brands, or whether they're 'cool' or not, but they suited me fine. They're lightweight and cushioned, with an arch in the middle, which really helps with running/jogging, as it takes a lot of the pressure off your feet and ankles, and makes running on uneven surfaces much easier. They were designed especially for running, which you can really feel compared to non-running trainers. I'd definitely recommend a sports bra too. You can feel the difference when you wear one as opposed to a normal bra.
 
 
 
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