12 thoughts every runner has when buying trainers

Up there with the Bermuda Triangle, buying new running shoes is one of life's great mysteries

 

You’ve been putting it off for far too long, but now your right running trainer has a hole in it. Clearly, it’s time to buy a new pair… But how can you replace what you love so dear?

 

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Your first port of call is to check the glorious World Wide Web. However, when you do, everything is a tad on the pricey side. No new running trainers for you, it seems…

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Your left running trainer now has a hole of its own. You can’t ignore this any longer.

 

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After speaking to fellow runners – every one of them suggesting a different pair of shoes – you’re more confused than ever…

 

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You head to the local running store in the vain hope that the kind assistant will be able to clear things up…

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When you arrive, there are so many options, brands within brands, types of running shoes. What in the hell is a “maximalist” shoe, anyway?

 

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Confused, you leave more upset and baffled than when you walked in…

 

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The following weekend, you return to the running shop full of renewed optimism…

 

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You have various tests done on your feet, as well as your running gait analysed, and the perfect shoe for you is found…

 

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But what colour?

 

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Typical! They don’t have your size and colour in stock…

 

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After all the trials, tribulations and tears, you end up buying the same pair you’ve been running in. If it ain’t broke, right?

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