How do i find out my running style?

TheAaronP

Lantern Swinger
#1
In order to buy myself a good pair of running shoes, i dont have access to any specialist shops etc to test my running style, so is there a reasonably neutral type of trainer i should be looking for, or one i should avoid?
 
#2
Look at the way your current pairs of trainers wear down. If they wear predominately on the outside of your foot you under-pronate. If your trainers wear down on the inside of your foot you over-pronate. Over-pronating feet require good arch support, so look for trainers that offer good arch support or invest in a decent set of orthotic insoles.

Another simple test to check what kind of foot you have is to follow this guide (Admittedly it's very ball-park but its a step in the right direction) No bloody pun intended :D : http://www.runnersworld.ltd.uk/foottype.htm
 

TheAaronP

Lantern Swinger
#4
Went down to my gym and had a word with the PT's down there, they took a look at my trainers and gave me an idea of what i needed.

I bought some New Balance 1024's today, at JJB. Got chatting to the guy and mentioned im going through the process for the RN and he gave me 10%.

Apparently all MOD get the discount -didnt know you still get it if you're not actually in yet though!
 

Kyle.L.19

Lantern Swinger
#5
Hhahah quality Aaron nice haggling !!!



i didn't know that either, im taking a trip to that UpandRunning in Manchester soon thanks to Stirling :)!!!


But nice Aaron ill try get 10% off too ha



btw whens your interview mate?

kyle.
 

TheAaronP

Lantern Swinger
#6
Kyle.L.19 said:
Hhahah quality Aaron nice haggling !!!



i didn't know that either, im taking a trip to that UpandRunning in Manchester soon thanks to Stirling :)!!!


But nice Aaron ill try get 10% off too ha



btw whens your interview mate?

kyle.
Next week... the 7th! Creeping up fast mate!
 

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