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where can I get them ? how much are they, any related info is much appreciated.

I have some nasty old trainers that need to be replaced as they are extremely uncomfortable to run in and I always have a sore archilles tendon after only 10min of running.

I don't want cheap stuff that is complete plastic and waste of money, but I also don't care for brands like nike etc.

I just want a pair of good running shoes that are actually healthy to use, and since I run 5-7 times a week I am ready to invest in the shoes.
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I just want a pair of good running shoes that are actually healthy to use, and since I run 5-7 times a week I am ready to invest in the shoes.
If you're actually wanting shoes that fit you/your gait, then go to a shop where you can run on a treadmill. They will analyse how you run and suggest shoes that will be the best for your gait.
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If you're actually wanting shoes that fit you/your gait, then go to a shop where you can run on a treadmill. They will analyse how you run and suggest shoes that will be the best for your gait.
I am in London, where can I get this done and what will the approximate cost be ?
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I am in London, where can I get this done and what will the approximate cost be ?
I don't know, google it.
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If you are a forefoot runner you may want to consider using a minimalist shoes since shoes with heel padding won't do much for you.
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(Original post by Maths and cheesecake)
where can I get them ? how much are they, any related info is much appreciated.

I have some nasty old trainers that need to be replaced as they are extremely uncomfortable to run in and I always have a sore archilles tendon after only 10min of running.

I don't want cheap stuff that is complete plastic and waste of money, but I also don't care for brands like nike etc.

I just want a pair of good running shoes that are actually healthy to use, and since I run 5-7 times a week I am ready to invest in the shoes.
Go to a specialist running shop - they will analyse your gait and suggest the most appropriate shoe for you.

I see that you're in London - try Runner's Need on Strype Street, Spitalfields area. Two of my sports medics frinds who were very into running and minimalist/barefoot running used to work there and swear by it. Or maybe a branch of Sweatshop.
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(Original post by Maths and cheesecake)
I am in London, where can I get this done and what will the approximate cost be ?
Run and Become - cannot recommend them more highly. They are about a 5 minute walk from Victoria.

Expect to pay £50-80 for a properly fitted pair of running shoes regardless of where you go.
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There's also Sweatshop. But I've never bought shoes from them. I went to see them last year as I was having problems with injury and it was confirmed that my shoes were the problem. They said they don't think they have shoes in my size.

Any decent running shop should spend a good 30 minutes - hour with you and try different shoes. They will not sell you the most expensive pair. The first proper pair I got that worked cost me £65.

I have been in the situation where my gait was tested wrong and it seemed as though he wanted to make a quick sale. I've not set foot (please excuse the pun) in that shop for 2 years now and never will do.
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just get a pair of converse. good for running (you have to learn how to run properly first) and for general gym activities.
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just get a pair of converse. good for running (you have to learn how to run properly first) and for general gym activities.
Not really. Forefoot is too narrow and the grip wears easily
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(Original post by simon_g)
just get a pair of converse. good for running (you have to learn how to run properly first) and for general gym activities.
converse good for running? don't make me laugh.
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just get a pair of converse. good for running (you have to learn how to run properly first) and for general gym activities.
Why stop there? Might as well go for some wellies in case it gets wet. :rolleyes:

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just get a pair of converse. good for running (you have to learn how to run properly first) and for general gym activities.
We need negs back to show damaging advice. Although it is possible to run in converses, it is not good. You have a lot more ankle support even with minimalist shoes.
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Surely, the grip on converse isn't that good? You are better off getting proper running shoes. You only have one body and don't want to wreck it by wearing unsuitable footwear.
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Expect to pay £50-80 for a properly fitted pair of running shoes regardless of where you go.
This.

You say you "don't care for brands such as nike" but get out of that mentality.

Nike, adidas, etc do good running shoes, as do specialists such as brooks, newbalance, aisics, etc.

Try them all one and see what you like. Pay attention to what you find comfortable, and not on the marketing gimmicks.

They say get half a size larger to allow room for feet to expand while running (but dont get anything too loose)
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This.

You say you "don't care for brands such as nike" but get out of that mentality.

Nike, adidas, etc do good running shoes, as do specialists such as brooks, newbalance, aisics, etc.

Try them all one and see what you like. Pay attention to what you find comfortable, and not on the marketing gimmicks.

They say get half a size larger to allow room for feet to expand while running (but dont get anything too loose)
And get fitted in the afternoon. :yes:

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We need negs back to show damaging advice. Although it is possible to run in converses, it is not good. You have a lot more ankle support even with minimalist shoes.
how?
running barefoot (or with converse-like footwear, with simple sole etc) is beneficial for you- you run differently than in "standard" running shoe: you land on the front of your feet instead of the heel.
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(Original post by simon_g)
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running barefoot (or with converse-like footwear, with simple sole etc) is beneficial for you- you run differently than in "standard" running shoe: you land on the front of your feet instead of the heel.
I run mid-forefoot in cushioned shoes. You can get shoes with different heel drops (I have 8mm) and that works for me. I'm not sure but I'm slightly sceptical of the massive excitement over minimalist running. It's good for training yourself out of bad habits but not the best thing for comfort or speed to be honest.
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I run mid-forefoot in cushioned shoes. You can get shoes with different heel drops (I have 8mm) and that works for me. I'm not sure but I'm slightly sceptical of the massive excitement over minimalist running. It's good for training yourself out of bad habits but not the best thing for comfort or speed to be honest.
You've kinda hit the nail on the head. The problem with converse is that they have zero heel drop, and most people lack ankle dorsiflexion ROM anyway - try running in them and I can promise the average amateur runner will probably develop achilles tendonitis and/or have very sore calves; you can't just go from a heeled running shoe to zero drop and do the same intensity or mileage and not get injured - you have to ease into that. Along with going zero drop, your technique will be completely different - torso inclination will change, as will running mechanics and forefoot vs heel strike. I'm a proponent of minimalist running, but it's definitely not for novices. You have to have good mobility of the ankle joint itself, as well as good strength and endurance of the surrounding muscles, good connective soft tissue like ligaments, and good ankle proprioception. All runners, even elite runners, will have deficits in one of those areas.
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(Original post by simon_g)
how?
running barefoot (or with converse-like footwear, with simple sole etc) is beneficial for you- you run differently than in "standard" running shoe: you land on the front of your feet instead of the heel.
Regardless of what I run in, I always land on my forefoot with my right foot. (and I land on my heel with my left foot)

Wear the socks that you'd normally wear for running.

The make of shoe has never bothered me. Mizuno don't work for me (I have skinny feet and they're too baggy at the front) and I've had New Balance, a few pairs of Asics and a pair of Brooks.

Any decent shop won't try to sell you the most expensive shoe. The most I've paid is £75.
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