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I'm brand new to this running game, so please be gentle! I hope someone is able to help me. Im just coming up to completing the c25k plan (7th week) . I've completed all my runs so far in my trusty pair of Puma faas 300 shoes (VERY lightweight/deconstructed/minimal toe to heel drop,etc).
I was starting to feel a little shin/knee pain a couple of weeks ago, so Seeing as I bought my Pumas ' straight off the shelf' at TK Maxx, and having a snoop around youtube/this site, etc, I thought it time to bite the bullet and go to a specialist for a pair of shoes, in case I was doing myself any serious damage.
After a gait analysis, I was told I over pronate slightly and was recommended a neutral shoe. I went for the Adidas Adistar Boost ( yeah I know- worlds away from my Pumas).
Anyway, went out this morning in my shiny new trainers... and had to stop after 2 miles: getting achey ankles from the Adistars. In my old shoes, I was managing close to 3 miles relatively easily. This is the first time ever that i physically haven't been able to complete a rum, so I'm a little gutted.
My question is: Do I persevere with the new shoes ( i've only used them once), and hope i get used to them, or take them back for another lighter, more minimalist pair, similar to the pumas? I never remember those shoes feeling as weird as the Adidas' do when first wearing them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.