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I was never into sports when I was younger and always felt left out because of it and dreaded PE lessons. Now that I'm older I want to start getting into better shape. I think running would be a good option for me but the idea of going into a running shop to get advice on shoes really makes me anxious. I'm not really that shy in approaching people but doing something like this is totally out of my comfort zone. I wouldn't even know what to say when I went in the shop and I'd get all my words tangled. I feel kind of pathetic. I've done a lot of public speaking these past couple of years and not been phased at all but for some reason I can't do this and it's really bothering me. I've been putting it off now for over a month. Is there any way I can just get over this so I can buy some damn running shoes!?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I was never into sports when I was younger and always felt left out because of it and dreaded PE lessons. Now that I'm older I want to start getting into better shape. I think running would be a good option for me but the idea of going into a running shop to get advice on shoes really makes me anxious. I'm not really that shy in approaching people but doing something like this is totally out of my comfort zone. I wouldn't even know what to say when I went in the shop and I'd get all my words tangled. I feel kind of pathetic. I've done a lot of public speaking these past couple of years and not been phased at all but for some reason I can't do this and it's really bothering me. I've been putting it off now for over a month. Is there any way I can just get over this so I can buy some damn running shoes!?
Buy them on Amazon and return them if they don't fit / aren't comfortable under the distance selling regulations?

Sounds like the best way to solve the problem to me.
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The only way is to go and do it. There's absolutely nothing to worry about at a running shop. I could understand your anxiety if you were going to some boxing class but you get all types at running shops. Just go in there, find someone who works there and say you're looking to buy some running shoes. They'll take the lead from there and tell you everything you need to know. Just go and do it, you'll feel so much better for it!
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1) You don't need specialised running shoes to run. I used to be a ferocious runner and wore normal adidas trainers.

2) Buy them online if you really want some and if they don't fit send them back.
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It's a statué symbol sometimes And not because it's fun. Then Richer people go skiing which is apparently fun. Not very fair so I don't enjoy sport at all... haha the Country could improve over all I think The statue symbol thing is The reason because I don't see many people enioying themselves because people are too serious to The point where theyre angry playing And it makes me nervous (Ive got COPD)....
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