New shoes …

I was in Glasgow this morning for a sports seminar so called in to Run4it at lunchtime.

Conor McNulty, Kilbarchan runner, was working and was able to sort me out. Conor agreed the shoes shouldn’t split like that after 132miles and so was happy to give me a full refund. Thanks Run4it.

I had the choice of getting another pair of Saucony Peregrine’s but I felt that the same thing would probably happen. Conor noted that I have quite a wide foot and would need a wider fitting.

Initially he suggested the Inov-8 Terroc but they didn’t have any in stock and I didn’t want to leave without a pair of shoes to run in tomorrow!

So I tried the Salomon XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 size 10. They felt really good straight away and fine when I tried them out on the treadmill.

Conor suggested trying the 10.5 as they are the same length but a wider fit. They felt even better so I went for them.

So here are my shoes for the whw race ….

I wouldn’t recomment buying a new pair of shoes a few days before the biggest (and longest) race of the year but I think it’s a better option that running in a pair with holes in the side.

I’m going to run in them tomorrow and then wear them all day on Wednesday during our Tesco run with schools.

I’ll also have my road shoes available if I need to change them.

So minor panic over …. just hope I don’t get a hole in my favourite running shorts now!!

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3 Responses to New shoes …

  1. Mark Caldwell says:

    I hope you and your new shoes become the best of friends very quickly John!!

  2. My first pair of Inov-8's were Terrocs and guess what – the tops wore full of holes, worse than your Saucony's, before any wear on the soles. Inov-8 wouldn't exchange them because they said they were a Trail shoe and I'd been heather bashing in them! However, I'm now on my fourth pair of Inov-8 Roclites and they've been absolutely fine.
    I've heard good reports of the Salomons. Good luck with them. Hope all goes well in the race. Cheers!

  3. Andy Cole says:

    Salomon are good designers, all of their kit works well. If the fit and degree of cushioning are right for you then I'm sure you'll have no problems.

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