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    Hi,
    My old Asics are completely worn out, theyre TQ383, a type of gel elevation i believe. I was given them second hand, so theyve lasted me a long time (2+ years). I need some new ones! I went on the website but at the top theres "gel kensei" "structured cushioning" "cushioning" and "max support" as the categories. I have no idea what I need so i was hoping you guys could help me.

    Im a girl who likes running, mainly treadmill but a bit of roadwork. Doing distances of 5k or so at a time, (and increasing!), 4 times a week. I push myself quite hard so i do think I need ones that look after my feet! Ive been reading about pronation, and im not sure if ive got it or not, but ive been to a physio before about my knees, who said i had weak inner ligaments and this is causing my feet to become slightly flat.

    I dont want to spend a great deal but would be willing to spend around £50 or if i needed to, up to £70.

    Thanks
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    You'd be best to go to a specialist running shop, they analyse your running style and various other things and advise the best type of shoes for your feet.

    Shops like this also seem to stock a lot more Asics shoes than typical sports shops.

    Don't know if this is of any help.
    Running Shops in South Devon @ Yell.com
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    (Original post by creamegg)

    Don't know if this is of any help.
    Running Shops in South Devon @ Yell.com
    Ive actually abandoned Devon and am permanently living at uni in Glasgow. As youre from Edinburgh, i was wondering if you've been to Glasgow to any running shops? Ive searched a few online like run4it and Achilles heel but I dont know which would be best.
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    I only really know Edinburgh running shops so if you are ever in Edinburgh then these are good shops:
    Run and Become on Dalry Road
    Run4it- Lothian Road (They have one in Glasgow too- Bothwell Street)
    These shops will look at you running style and recommend the best trainers for you.
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    (Original post by Egglet)
    Ive actually abandoned Devon and am permanently living at uni in Glasgow. As youre from Edinburgh, i was wondering if you've been to Glasgow to any running shops? Ive searched a few online like run4it and Achilles heel but I dont know which would be best.
    Achilles Heel on the Great Western Road are excellent.
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    Hi I just went into the Run4it shop (was originally going to go to Achilles Heel on the way to the gym but didnt make it in). Bought some Brooks Adrenaline ones after I was put on a treadmill and videoed. The man said i had very severe pronation!
    They cost me 80quid but if these will last me a long time and help my buggered knees and the such i think it will be worth it.
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    (Original post by Egglet)
    Hi I just went into the Run4it shop (was originally going to go to Achilles Heel on the way to the gym but didnt make it in). Bought some Brooks Adrenaline ones after I was put on a treadmill and videoed. The man said i had very severe pronation!
    They cost me 80quid but if these will last me a long time and help my buggered knees and the such i think it will be worth it.
    I have quite a similar story to you! Was almost about to buy a pair of Asics Kinsei (they were on sale at the shop I went to) to replace the pair of Asics Nimbus I had (which I bought off the shelf, not at a specialist running shop, but that I quite liked until my feet started hurting), but as it turns out the shop I went to did a foot/gait analysis and I ended up with a pair of Brooks Adrenaline.

    So far the Brooks Adrenaline has been good, I don't get the pain that my Nimbus were giving me at the arch of my foot - will see how things work out but hopefully it will be good! Hopefully they'll work out for you...
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    (Original post by psyche87)
    I have quite a similar story to you! Was almost about to buy a pair of Asics Kinsei (they were on sale at the shop I went to) to replace the pair of Asics Nimbus I had (which I bought off the shelf, not at a specialist running shop, but that I quite liked until my feet started hurting), but as it turns out the shop I went to did a foot/gait analysis and I ended up with a pair of Brooks Adrenaline.

    So far the Brooks Adrenaline has been good, I don't get the pain that my Nimbus were giving me at the arch of my foot - will see how things work out but hopefully it will be good! Hopefully they'll work out for you...
    Oh good, I hope they're ok, Ive heard quite bad reviews on them once I actually looked them up on the internet, even though there's very good reviews in the middle.
    I can take them once to the gym to see if i like them but have a blister from some heels atm so have to wait a few days!
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    (Original post by Egglet)
    Oh good, I hope they're ok, Ive heard quite bad reviews on them once I actually looked them up on the internet, even though there's very good reviews in the middle.
    I can take them once to the gym to see if i like them but have a blister from some heels atm so have to wait a few days!
    I've worn Brooks Adrenalines for several years now (since they were prescribed to me by one of the best podiatrists in the country), I've never had any problems.
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    Brooks adrenalines, good choice a very reliable shoe
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    Well despite saying i wouldnt go to the gym, i did
    I just found they felt very different to my other trainers, not esp in a bad way. The arch in my left foot is hurting a bit now (a soreness, not a rubbing or anything) and my legs are a bit tighter than normal but i think its because its making me run properly. They'll certainly take some getting used to but i think it will make my feet better. I'll give them another go before i fully decide.
    Btw they're adrenaline GTS9, (the newest i presume) all the reviews said all the others (6,7,8s) were great but a lot of people didnt like these ones? Weird. However other people were really happy with them.

    Thanks everyone for your help, any more opinions would be appreciated
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    Well both my arches hurt when i went to bed last night.
    Did the same thing at the gym today (a normal workout) and my left arch was sore for a few hours after but now seems fairly normal.

    Does anyone know if this arch problem is a bad sign or a sign Im just adjusting to the shoes?
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    Hurt as in ache, or rubbing, or full on pain? It will take you a while to get used to most shoes due to varying levels of support, padding, cushioning, etc - take it easy.
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    Never a big pain, just more of a dull ache. Doesnt feel like a twisting or rubbing or anything and didnt hurt during the run, but then again I probably wouldnt have noticed!
    Im giving it the weekend off only did it so close together as im boozing tonight and knew the inevitable hangover will affect my motivation!
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    Good to hear they worked out well.
    I'm just running in bog-standard Nike Bowerman's, hopefully when I get some money I can get my running style properly tested
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    http://www.asics.co.uk/running/products/gt-2140-men

    I've got them and they're an absolute dream to run in
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    Ran in my Brooks Adrenaline GTS 9s again for the third time after 2days rest and have had no problems today. Im sure the man in the shop knows what he's on about so I'll keep them and hopefully they'll get a bit comfier as they mould more to my feet.
    Gonna run my first 5k soon, hoping one day to do a half marathon! Wonder how many strides that will be, my inside leg is 27"
 
 
 
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