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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving
Can anyone recommend the best place to buy running trainers and also a good stability trainer please

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  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    Where abouts in the UK are you as I assume you want to try them on before you buy?
  • Hi, have you already had your gait analysed - I guess yes as you're looking for a support shoe. I'm a recent convert to Brooks, their Adrenaline GTS 16 or 17 are a great support shoe. Lots of ladies in our running club where them. There are lots of bargains to be had for them at the moment - check out Sportsshoes.com for instance (bear in mind you have to pay return postage). I'd always recommend visiting your local running shop as you'll be able to try on lots of pairs and test them on a treadmill. Also if you have a Decathlon locally I've had good reports on their own brand.
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    I had gait analysis at Sweatshop to ensure I had the correct trainers for my running style and I would recommend it. I too bought Brooks (Launch) and am very happy with them.
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    I bought mine in NewBalance store
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    I had gait analysis at Sweatshop to ensure I had the correct trainers for my running style and I would recommend it. I too bought Brooks (Launch) and am very happy with them.

    I did the same although I got Brooks Adrenaline GTS. I have since found them hard to get in my size - I wear a UK 10 ladies - so have switched to Asics gel keyano which are equally good for me. I have long, skinny feet and I overpronate.
    With the Brooks I also used a heat moulded insole but with the Asics I don't need to.
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  • TomokoAdhamiTomokoAdhami Forumite
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    Here are some good running trainers:

    Nike Pegasus 35 Women’s Running Shoe
    Asics Gel Nimbus
    Adidas Solarboost
    New Balance 1080v8
    Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Turbo
    Brooks Ghost 11

    However, it is better to check the reviews randomly and make a buying decision on the basis of your needs.
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    I used to wear support/anti-pronation running shoes, but since I got a pair of prescription orthotics I only need neutral/cushioned shoes, which would have caused me severe problems before the orthotics. Worth thinking about if you do a lot of running. (Much more comfortable than support/anti-pronation shoes).


    I buy my running shoes online from StartFitness in Newcastle but also keep an eye on the RunnersNeed website. After a lot of trial and error in stores, I know exactly which shoe I want and get the same make and model each time. (Usually go for the previous year's version as cheaper! StartFitness always have good deals).


    I stick to ASICS shoes as the shape of their last seems to fit my foot best. (Different makes tend to have different shaped lasts which is one of the reasons what suits one person may not suit another). Before I got the orthotics, Brooks would always have been one of the brands I'd consider first. But I'm aware there a lot of new brands out there, but I don't know much about them.
  • Manxman_in_exileManxman_in_exile Forumite
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    Here are some good running trainers:

    Nike Pegasus 35 Women’s Running Shoe
    Asics Gel Nimbus
    Adidas Solarboost
    New Balance 1080v8
    Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Turbo
    Brooks Ghost 11

    However, it is better to check the reviews randomly and make a buying decision on the basis of your needs.


    The Nimbus is a great shoe (although I use the Cumulus) and has great cushioning, but I'm not sure I would class it (or the Cumulus) as a "support" shoe. Don't know about the others.
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    You really need to try trainers on and go with what feels comfortable for you. But fwiw I do mildly overpronate when tired (despite a running shop telling me I ran neutral) and am currently wearing Brooks Ravenna - which are less of a support shoe than the asics gel kayano but I feel fit my slim feet well.
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