Friday 12 February I paid a visit to Sweatshop to get some new trainers. My current pair of Asics Gel Cumulus are 51 weeks old, I did my first run in them on 17th Feb 2015 and just haven’t had time and/or money to replace them, until now.
I asked for gait analysis and the sales chap did the works. I do doubt the accuracy of treadmill tests though, as I so rarely use a treadmill I’m sure my running style is affected by my trying not to fall off the machine. Apparently, my left ankle rotates inwards ever so slightly and I opted for some custom insoles and neutral cushioned trainers. I usually have neutral trainers and as I’m 8 weeks away from a marathon I judged that I’d not try anything too different.
I tried Brooks, Saucony and Asics trainers and, after 7 years of wearing Asics thought I’d have a try with a pair of Brooks Ghost shoes.
I’m determined to be more sensible and retire running shoes earlier in future. If these Brooks are OK I will buy another pair and plan ahead. I’ve got an important (to me) race in November ’16 and I have to keep injury free for that.