It turns out I desperately need some new running shoes.
I run 3-4 times a week, in total approx 24 miles. I hope to up this next year to train for my first marathon in June.
The majority of running will be on roads/pavement followed by canal towpaths. The marathon will be a trial one, so I expect I'll need some separate trainers for that too, closer to the time.
My current shoes (Nike Air Trial Ridge) are 7 years old, and have covered approx 1600 miles in the last 2 years. I know this is too much (but until recently they've been extremely comfortable). However, I've started getting twinges in my knees (as per my other thread) which I'm hoping is as a result of using the worn out/unsuitable footwear, and nothing more serious.
- how much I should be looking at spending on a new pair of trainers for the use I've described above (e.g. £60-£80, £80-£100, more???)
- if it should be road shoes I look for (despite the canal miles each week)
- if anyone has any recommendations for good places to get fitted, around the North-West (Wigan) that won't be extortionate.
Also, I've already been to one shop, who said they no longer do analysis of your running before recommending shoes, and simply recommend picking a shoe that feels comfortable. Is this the norm now? (A wet foot test suggests I under pronate).