runnerists: new shoe advice
Time for new shoes and Mizuno have stopped making the shoes I’ve had for the last year. Having never had a problem with any shoes in particular(mid foot,neutral strike) I took the plunge on some Adidas glide boost.
They felt OK in the shop and on the treadmill, however after only 3 shortish (4-5 mile) runs my left calf feels as tight as a drum. It feels like theres a lack of support on the left arch. Plenty of stretching has eased it over the last 24 hrs but will I get used to them? Do I need to reduce the distance further, or am I going to have to bite the bullet and face the fact I’ve just flushed £80 down the drain?Posted 4 years ago
Can’t see how anything else has changed Al. I did a 5k parkrun in my trail shoes on Saturday and felt fine. I’d wear those but they’re awful on wet pavement.
It’s a newly opened branch of a large chain so I might pop in and give that a go. It’s odd as the right shoe feels absolutely fine. No tightness in the calf. Heel drop is 12mm compared to 15mm on the mizuno but not sure if this makes a huge difference.Posted 4 years ago
Personally my advice would be to drop the distance that you are running… certainly until the end of January. Then when i have beaten you on the strava challenge you can do whatever you like! 😀
On a serious note, don’t forget that you get a discount at ‘Sweatshop’ for mentioning Parkrun.Posted 4 years ago
What a result!
Took the shoes back to sweatshop at the chill factore this afternoon and the same shop assistant that sold me the shoes immediately offered to swap them free of charge. Despite the fact that I’ve done 20k in them on shitty roads and paths.
When I told him what the issue was he rushed off and brought back 3 alternatives to try. Couldn’t have been more helpful.
The shoes I’ve swapped them for (brooks glycerin) have been reduced so he chucked a free pair of socks in too.
Made up with that. Well done Sweatshop.Posted 4 years ago
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