Best trainers for the gym

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  1. xxmooxx

    xxmooxx Member

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    I'm joining my university gym in September and I wanted to look at buying some good trainers as I had a knee injury a long time ago so they can get quite sore initially.

    I have no idea where to start. Should I get running shoes? Any recommendation for a good shop to go to?

    Note: I take a size 8/9 in shoes and I've got about up to £80 to spend.

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  3. Scanbran

    Scanbran Stupid Member

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    I got running shoes, as I wanted to be able to do some treadmill work as well as general gym work without changing shoes.

    To make sure you get the right shoes and avoid a potential injury, you should go to a specialist running store and ask for a gait analysis.

    Actually, you don't need to ask for this. Just say you need a pair of running shoes, and what kind would suit you?

    They will ask you to walk up and down to look at your gait and then try different shoes on you to determine which ones best suit your feet/style.

    I was given stablising shoes with moderate support - ASICS GT-2150 I think they were, and I got them (and the analysis) from Achillies Heel. Other shops like Athelite will also do this, but bear in mind general sports retailers (Sports Direct, JJB etc) will not. Needs to be a specialist running shop, but there are LOADS about.

    My shoes cost me £70, and I was happy to give the store the business as they had spent about 20 minutes helping me get the right ones.
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