Yep, I’m afraid so. The 10 mile run I did on Sunday went ok, but around mile 3 the outside of my left foot started to feel tender. Then, soon after I got home, it became pretty painful for the rest of the day. I decided there and then that I was going to head to the local running shoe shop to see what they thought about me having changed from ASICS GT-2160 to Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12.
Then, on Monday, my foot felt a lot better, to the point where I started to wonder whether I was just being a moany git about my foot. But today, I thought the better of that, and decided to go to the shoe shop anyway.
Now, it was pretty obvious that they were going to try to sell me another pair of shoes. I’m not stupid. But the guy did listen to the issues, gave me that “oh, I know the problem” look, and then spent a good 20 minutes explaining what was going on. Ultimately, to cut a long story short, he thinks that video I posted about a while back is basically talking a lot of shit, specifically the bit about the Brooks being the most comparable to the ASICS. Utter bollocks, apparently.
Right now, after having gone out for a quick 10km in the new ASICS GT-2000 shoes I picked up today, I’m inclined to think he may be right. These things feel like pillows on my feet, rather than hardboard. Just like when I first tried on my first pair of ASICS GT-2160 shoes; pillows, I tells ye. There is absolutely no pain at all in the left outside of my foot, too. There is a couple of bits of my feet which are feeling it a little more than normal, but that might just be because I’ve just run in a shoe with completely different support in them. Tomorrow will be interesting to see what is sore.
Once again, fingers crossed.