Yay it is new trainer day. We all know that amazing, bouncy feel when you get to try out your newly purchased running shoes but this is a very different experience for me.
Because I read a comment on a running site and its completely changed my trainer buying for life
Ok so I will just say it - I have very WIDE feet. I am only a UK size 6 but I have always suffered with my feet due to the width.
So as soon as I started running I always went to a 'specialist' running shop to buy new trainers. My gait was done properly and they always checked the length fit.
But still, for almost ten years now, I have struggled with shoes.
Then just last week I read a comment on a running site where a lady had said she had been advised by a friend to try men's trainers as they are wider! It was verified by a string of ladies who all said it worked for them!
How had I not known this?
So at the weekend, off I trotted to the ASICS store, already knowing I wanted a neutral shoe, and spoke to the assistant.
Apparently yes! From what I tried, men's certainly do seem to be wider!
An hour and many pairs tried on later, I left with these bad boys!
Admittedly the colours aren't my usual choice but who cares? Comfort is my main concern.
So today I went out for a little 2.5 mile trial run and wow! Finally I have shoes that the sides of my feet aren't bursting through.
So for any other females out there who may be struggling for comfort due to wider feet, I would really recommend at least trying on some of the 'men's' shoes.
If this snippet of info helps just one other woman, I will be chuffed, as I think its changed my trainer buying for good.