Picking the right running shoe

Forest Gump trainers

The most important item I will need to run the marathon is a good pair of running shoes.

Forrest Gump may have run the width of America on the strength of a battered old Nike Cortez but they just won’t cut it for me.

I managed to whittle my options down to two brands:

  1. Asics
  2. Nike

I’m well aware that Asics are the premier brand for running shoes but on a recent visit to their flagship store in London, I found out that I would need to spend between £150 and £230 for a decent pair.

This didn’t much turn me off but it made me question whether I’m at the level to need such an elaborate pair of trainers.

I hadn’t ruled them out though and currently I’m looking at the following options:

  1. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35
  2. Asics Gel Nimbus 20
  3. Asics Gel Kayana 24

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

Asics Gel Nimbus 20

Asics Gel Nimbus 20

Asics Gel Kayana 24

Asics Gel Kayana 24

The next steps will be to have a gait analysis so I can get an assessment of my running style so I can get the best shoe for me. 

Stay tuned to see what shoe I opt for.

About Andrew Smallwood

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