New Running Shoes
I really wanted to get out and do the Manchester 10k this Sunday as I wanted to beat my time of 59 minutes last year, which at the time I was happy with especially since I had only just recovered from a bad ankle injury, but unfortunately my rather severe dose of “Man Flu” meant that I had to watch from the sidelines.
I was a bit gutted because I got some brand spanking new Asics Running Shoes last week courtesy of the nice people at Up and Running to try out for them. Rather than sit and dwell on it though, I got out for a bit of a run this morning round the canals in Manchester and I have to say these are one of the most comfy pairs of trainers I have had in a while.
The shoes are the Asics Gel Kayano and they are ideal for me because I tend to pronate a bit when I run (especially on my right foot after breaking my leg playing football a few years ago), which means my my foot arch falls in a bit as I hit the ground. This has caused me all sorts of problems in the past especially with my ankles and has even led to me having keyhole surgery on my right ankle to remove some impinged tissue. The medial support on these shoes means that my arches are pretty stable as a result and I was able to do a comfortable 5k this morning without any pain or instability at all.
If you do run a lot and get pain in your ankles, knees and even your hip I would always recommend that you get measured for the right running shoe because that could make all the difference.Google+