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Erik




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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:59 am    Post subject: Running Shoes Reply with quote

Where is the best place in central london to buy running shoes. I pronate so I want to go to a store where I'm going to get some decent advice as to what I should be buying (rather than being told which trainers have heaps of street cred), any recommendations?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try pro-feet in putney. not only will they sell you the correct trainer but they can sort your running and cycling out as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best two are :

1. Run and Become, Victoria Street. These guys are all trained to know exactly what they are talking about. They will take a look at your feet, recommend a small selection of shoes to try on, and then let you run up and down outside to see if your gait is ok.

2. Sweatshop inside Harrods, Knightsbridge. They have their own treadmill and running/pressure-pad mat (linked to a computer) for the very same purpose as above. I personally dont think these guys are as informed as the run and become posse.

What I do to save a bit of cash is to go to one of the above to find out which shoe(s) are best suited to me and the distances/terrains/races I intend to run. Then make your excuses and leave. THEN, look up the shoes in the running mags, online and buy last years model on sale (if current model not on sale). You can save up to 30 this way.
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Erik




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the advice, bit rude to go to a shop, use their expertise and then leave and spend you're cash elsewhere though, if it costs a bit more bite the bullet and pay it
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agree Erik - dont mind paying a few quid extra for good advice
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually buy once from the shop then via mail order when I find a shoe that I'm happy with.

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Tom Chambers




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:28 pm    Post subject: Run and Become Reply with quote

I use Run & Become in Edinburgh, brilliant service, have used them for five years now. You get to try different makes and use their knowledge to ensure you get shoes that fit you properly. Also if they don't have your size in stock the can call the other shop and get them next day.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Darryl"]What I do to save a bit of cash is to go to one of the above to find out which shoe(s) are best suited to me and the distances/terrains/races I intend to run. Then make your excuses and leave. THEN, look up the shoes in the running mags, online and buy last years model on sale (if current model not on sale). You can save up to 30 this way.[/quote]

Daz, we get a 10% discount at Run&Become anyway! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob, you only save 7. If you buy from running mags (previous years model) then you'll save at least 20, sometimes 30-40 if you are lucky.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmm.......you've go my attention! Mr. Green
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