New Shoes

I’m still not ready to start any speed training yet. My Achilles is so much better but I know it’s not quite right so don’t want to risk it especially with the whw training weekend coming up.

I went out for an easy run at lunchtime around Pollok Park. I was surprised but happy that my legs felt fine after yesterday’s longer run. 

While I’ve enjoyed wearing my Hoka’s for all my runs over the last week or so I feel it would be better to buy a new pair of road shoes.  I was given a voucher for RUN4IT so decided to see what they had. I wanted to buy a pair with as lower heel to toe drop as I could.

I was told the Saucony shoes have changed all their shoes to an 8mm drop so I thought I’d try a pair of those.  As soon as I put them on they felt very comfortable. I had a go on the treadmill with them. RUN4IT have a treadmill which has a screen showing your feet running.

It was really good to be able to watch your feet running while you run.  I was pleased to see that it was really clear that I was landing on my forefoot. The shop assistant even commented on it.

I bought the Saucony Progrid Ride 5.  I’ll let you know how I get on with them over the coming weeks.

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2 Responses to New Shoes

  1. Johann says:

    Hi John! Somehow I've been “out of sync” with your posts lately. I'm glad your injury is so much better. New shoes are always great! Late, but have a great 2013!

  2. You couldn't resit it, you just needed some new toys 🙂

    Is it really that RUNIT don't stock any shoes with less than a 8mm heel drop? The Saucony trail shoes you had a year or two back were 4mm drop. Saucony also make a zero drop shoe as well so if you were advised that all Saucony shoes now have a 8mm drop then the sales staff are rather in need of training…

    What is true is that a couple of years back Saucony dropped the heel drop of all their lines to 8mm or less. Quite a few other manufactures are doing the same as well, which is great to see as finally us mid-foot strikers have a bit more choice.

    Fingers crossed this shoes work out well for you.

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