Best value running trainers?!

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  1. Hello everyone,
    Recently had my feet looked at, and i have a Neutral pronation, and just wanted to ask what are the best trainers for the 2.4 km run?! ( So many different shoes on the market!) And also in a realistic price range?
    I know this has been done to death, but people only mention brands, not shoe names!
    Im currently using Asics Patriot 4 trainers, and they have come to the end of there life.
    So what do you guys use?
    Many thanks,
    WSTB
     
  2. Stick with the Patriots, still under £40.
     
  3. Spot on, go with these and you will be doing yourself a proper favour. Pukka genuine eyebrows.

     
  4. or another type from this company if your size isnt in this style. I have had 2 pairs now the last 4 years and they are mega.
     
  5. I'm using nike Pegasus 28's I think they are brilliant
     
  6. Well when you join you'll rub in what ever they issue you.

    As for any other time, I suggest only running in shoes you feel comfortable in. Being a neutral gives you far better choice and range.

    I was an over pronater but by training to run properly I now run neutral. However my choice of footwear is for more miles than the fitness test. So I don't have any suggestions when it comes to bargin shoes.


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  7. Unless you live in Cumbria this information is useless, however the New Balance factory shop in Keswick do ludicrously good deals with your mod 90.
     
  8. jockpopeye

    jockpopeye Badgeman Book Reviewer

    Hi Tec Silver Shadows.

    If you don't have any particular issue with the way you run then trainers are all much the same as each other, the important things are to concentrate on having good running tecnique and not being fat git which would put a lot of additional stress on your joints.

    When you get to Raleigh you will be running in Silver Shads, people say that they are rubbish but I quite like them and don't rate them any better or worse than my New Balance or Brooks trainers, I only have these so the cool kids in the gym don't pick on me.

    Happy running whatever you do it in.
     
  9. Horses for courses but silver shads played hell with my Achilles.

    Have been a dedicated New Balance customer for a good few years but just bought some Pearl Izumi for the princely sum of £40 from Sportpursuit, will update how they fare.
     
  10. jockpopeye

    jockpopeye Badgeman Book Reviewer

    Are your Pearl Izumi the seamless interior sockless running type?

    Also for anyone not on it Sportspursuit is highly recommended for moderately priced sports gear, as long as you are patient enough to wait a few weeks for your purchase to arrive.
     
  11. No, they are boggo neutrals but light as fairy dust, worth a shot I thought.

    Sportpursuit are amazing, can't say enough good things about them.
     
  12. Didn't get on with Pearl's. I currently have Saucony Kinvara 2's for road, light and almost minimalist, inov 8 roclite 295 for multi terrain. Adidas Kanadia's for heavy fell.

    I bought cheap ass asics once. They ruined me. I don't go for price anymore I go for shoes that are suited for me. Will have to have a gander at Sportpursuit.

    I use Personal Best in St Austell. Great Service, Armed Forces discount, good advice


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  13. I adore my inov8's but unless the guy is running on the forefoot I can't recommend my own preferences.
     
  14. I always found Adidas and Nike too narrow for my feet, same with their footy boots, golf shoes and cricket shoes.

    Tommo, pm me your email and I can refer you to sportpursuit, if you buy something I get a £5 voucher. ;)
     
  15. The Adidas pair are narrow compared to the other pairs, so I agree with that but they still comfortable for me. Not found an alternative yet to them that's gortex as well.

    I'll drop you a message soon.

    I found NB's too stiff when I tried them. Mizuno's uncomfortable.


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  16. Silver Shadows aren't issued anymore I believe, not sure what they issue now.
     
  17. I was issued with nice white pony daps (plimsoles) back in 97 still have them somewhere. Silver shadows and the green ninjas were just being issued.

    Most are issued with what looks like a white tennis shoe style thing. Much like the PTI's shoe I've seen


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  18. Agreed, I'm so glad I no longer run heel to toe
     
  19. It's like running on angel's faces.
     

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