New Shoes

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Jan 2014
1:10pm, 13 Jan 2014
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Robert C
Needing a bit of help. I'm looking for a pair of decent running shoes. I'm 5ft 9in and weigh 249lbs, age 53, I know, I know. I used to run every day but life and work got in the way so looking to make a return and get fit. Maybe not to marathon standard, think those days are long gone., but enough to get fit and help with loosing the weight. I have been cycling for the last few years which is great but would like to be running again. Any suggestions regarding shoes would be appreciated.
Robert
Jan 2014
1:24pm, 13 Jan 2014
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minardi.
Hi Robert, you need to get yourself to a decent running shop and have a gait analysis done. If you just go by someone else's recommendation then you'll be in the wrong shoe for you and will end up injured or with niggles that aren't necessary.
Jan 2014
1:52pm, 13 Jan 2014
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Jon_T
Welcome to Fetch, you won't go far wrong with the advice above.

Good luck :-)
Jan 2014
3:57pm, 13 Jan 2014
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Robert C
Thanks for the advice, looks like a trip to the shops.
Jan 2014
12:29pm, 15 Jan 2014
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Hackett
Go to a decent running shop and get you gait analysed once that's done and you're aware what trainers you require then worlds your oyster.
Jan 2014
3:12pm, 15 Jan 2014
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Robert C
Any suggestions for a decent running shop, Im in Ayr so probably the closest would be in Glasgow.
Jan 2014
3:30pm, 15 Jan 2014
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Hills of Death (HOD)
Hokas :-)
Jan 2014
7:15pm, 15 Jan 2014
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shyfire
In Glasgow Run4It (Bothwell Street) does gait analysis and have a good selection of makes/models. They also have a branch in the Tiso Outdoor Centre.

Haven't used them for shoes but other options are Greaves (Gordon Street and Sauchiehall Street) or Achilles Heel in Great Western Road.
Jan 2014
3:34pm, 16 Jan 2014
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Robert C
Thanks for the help

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