A) You are clueless about what shoes you should be getting.
B) You are purchasing a pair of shoes because someone else said they were good.
C) You are believing the marketing spiel and that's why you are purchasing the shoes
......that money would be better spent on learning a running technique. My feelings are, that shoes will not make you run better, nor will they reduce injury - a running technique will!
As previously stated before in an earlier post, I learned about Pose technique because this taught me biomechanically what my body and legs should be doing and why. I used to be in the ABC categories and used to injure regularly. From those courses with Dr Mark Hainsworth and Dr Nicholas Romanov, I no longer injure easily! I have been fully empowered to choose my own shoes and pretty much run in what I feel comfortable in. For Fetchie JHuff - here are my shoes.
Dec 2006: Purchased a pair of Mizunos (£50) as they were recommended to me. These were comfortable but I still got injured in them until I learned about running techniques at the end of 2009.
As I have bunions, I have a habit of putting side holes in my shoes! As you can see the underside of the shoes are both worn at the back (used to heel strike) and at the front. This pair of shoes still works in the garden and on building sites.
I still use them to run in despite the holes at the side. After all compared to my Mizunos, the soles are pretty good.
The A circle shows the amount of wear they have received from post-pose running. The B circle shoes the amount of wear from walking pre-pose running. I think I will need to resole this pair of sandals because they are sooo comfortable and the soles are lifting off them from running in the rain and puddles.
Max distance I have run in them has been 20 miles BUT no tyre pulling marathons in them yet as most of the events I have entered have been muddy. I want to keep this pair looking clean at the moment.
I have respectfully not walked too much in them!
I am considering taking the soles off this pair and merging them with my Karrimors.
.....AND that ends the tales of my current running shoes. :-)