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I've done 3 half marathons and have always been an Asics runner, however, I keep reading reviews on Brooks shoes (Ghost 3 and Adrenaline GTS 11) to replace my Asics Gel-Cumulus 11...
Any advice would be great?Many thanks
Andy (aka Vinnie)
Just getting back into running, being a touch over weight I went or the Asics Nimbus 12's for the cushioning, some really good reviews..but I should have kept reading, it seems some folk suffer with pain in the right foot, metatarsalgia, that I used to suffer with and although my running is going really well, around the 8 or 9 mile mark on long runs, I have been suffering from the same complaint..its rather weird and I'm thinking of writing to Asics about this, especially as others have mentioned it also.
That aside, I've had Brooks years ago, great make, but like the others say above...go with what feels right!
right, off I go to Up and Running in Watford and I'll try some on
thank you all very much for your advice - really appreciate it
BTW - just come back from a 6 mile run this evening and to be honest my current shoes are not causing me any troubles but I've done about 300 miles in them over the past year and I feel that I should really change them!
what are the signs for replacing running shoes? mine feel fine it's just that I've had them over a year and run every week in them?
many thanks Rennur - great stuff!!!
Get whichever has the snazziest colour
Serioulsy, the only way to tell is to try them out and even them it is stil a bit of guesswork.
Not read the article but at 300 miles plus I would be thinking about getting another pair and running them in parallel with your current ones. I think 500 miles is seen as pretty much the maximum you should get before you relegate them to casual/gardening/spare pair
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thanks John - you guys have been invaluable!
Just to update the forum here - you'll be pleased to know after trying on a number of pairs of shoes in Up & Running in Watford (very helpful shop by the way), that I plumped for a pair of Asics Gel Cumulus 12 as they felt the most comfortable... The Brooks ones were not for me at all.
Thanks all for the help