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Skechers Mens GOmeb Speed 4
A shoe that can mix high mileage, in racing, with the needs for runners looking for a tempo run. The clue, as you may have guessed, is in the name. Elite marathon runner Meb Keflezighi, New York and Boston champion, looks for exactly that in his shoes.
£117.00
Mens - Spring/Summer
Skechers Womens GOmeb Speed 4
A shoe that can mix high mileage, in racing, with the needs for runners looking for a tempo run. The clue, as you may have guessed, is in the name. Elite marathon runner Meb Keflezighi, New York and Boston champion, looks for exactly that in his shoes.
£117.00
Womens - Spring/Summer
Skechers Mens GOrun 5
A shoe that blends fashion - come on, admit it, that is important too - and performance. A soft, neutral, road running shoe you will want to use them for 10km races or speedwork on the road.
£90.00
Mens - Spring/Summer
Skechers Womens GOrun 5
A shoe that blends fashion - come on, admit it, that is important too - and performance. A soft, neutral, road running shoe you will want to use them for 10km races or speedwork on the road.
£90.00
Womens - Spring/Summer
Salomon Mens XA Pro 3D
An adventure shoe that is designed for rough days off-road where the runner wants to cover distance at pace without compromising on cushioning.
£100.00
Mens - Spring/Summer
Salomon Womens XA Pro 3D
An adventure shoe that is designed for rough days off-road where the runner wants to cover distance at pace without compromising on cushioning.
£100.00
Womens - Spring/Summer
Salomon Mens S-Lab X-Series
A shoe capable of lending its hand to just about any surface you care to throw at it; designed for road, but venture off-road and feel confident you will get everything you need in terms of grip and protection.
£144.00
Mens - Spring/Summer
Salomon Womens S-Lab X-Series
A shoe capable of lending its hand to just about any surface you care to throw at it; designed for road, but venture off-road and feel confident you will get everything you need in terms of grip and protection.
£144.00
Womens - Spring/Summer
La Sportiva Mens Helios 2.0
Forefoot, neutral strikers allow us to welcome you to your new everyday summer runaround. This is a lightweight shoe that packs a punch in the cushioning department. La Sportiva tell us it is a minimalist shoe designed for sky races but to be honest such is the cushioning you will not be alarmed with its performance at lower altitudes and rather more mundane surfaces that us mere mortals have to put up with.
£100.00
Mens - Spring/Summer
La Sportiva Womens Helios 2.0
Forefoot, neutral strikers allow us to welcome you to your new everyday summer runaround. This is a lightweight shoe that packs a punch in the cushioning department. La Sportiva tell us it is a minimalist shoe designed for sky races but to be honest such is the cushioning you will not be alarmed with its performance at lower altitudes and rather more mundane surfaces that us mere mortals have to put up with.
£100.00
Womens - Spring/Summer
La Sportiva Mens Ultra Raptor
Protection is the name of the game for those shoes. You will be treated to a high-riding, cushioned shoe that for a trail shoe is light in weight but nonetheless capable of tackling demanding, rough terrain.
£109.99
Mens - Spring/Summer
La Sportiva Womens Ultra Raptor
Protection is the name of the game for those shoes. You will be treated to a high-riding, cushioned shoe that for a trail shoe is light in weight but nonetheless capable of tackling demanding, rough terrain.
£109.99
Womens - Spring/Summer
Under Armour Mens Speedform Gemini 3
A neutral, well-cushioned road shoe that stands out when it comes to fit. A very comfortable, supportive upper, working with a nice responsive, flexible sole. They will enjoy a mid-mileage, steady running kind of week.
£110.00
Mens - Spring/Summer
Under Armour Womens Speedform Gemini 3
A neutral, well-cushioned road shoe that stands out when it comes to fit. A very comfortable, supportive upper, working with a nice responsive, flexible sole. They will enjoy a mid-mileage, steady running kind of week.
£110.00
Womens - Spring/Summer
Mizuno Mens Wave Rider 20
Summer running is all about having breathable, light flexible shoes: so allow us to introduce you to the Wave Rider. There is no question this is a shoe that begs you to run faster thanks to it soft, responsive ride; all you need to think about is how you are going to use it. Certainly it is going to be great for half marathon races and short, sharp burns around the park, but the softer support and slightly narrower fit suggests that, for many, long miles in them will be just a tad risky. On a positive note, the fit is very comfortable, thanks largely to the soft upper and the very soft midsole and the forefoot flex technology which does as it suggests: encourages you to drive off on your toes. Of course such breathability does mean mud lovers and those of you who endure rainy nights banging out the miles on darkened, damp streets might consider a different model. Come race day though, give these some thought; they are the type of shoe that could shave a minute or two off your time.
£115.00
Mens - Spring
Mizuno Womens Wave Rider 20
Summer running is all about having breathable, light flexible shoes: so allow us to introduce you to the Wave Rider. There is no question this is a shoe that begs you to run faster thanks to it soft, responsive ride; all you need to think about is how you are going to use it. Certainly it is going to be great for half marathon races and short, sharp burns around the park, but the softer support and slightly narrower fit suggests that, for many, long miles in them will be just a tad risky. On a positive note, the fit is very comfortable, thanks largely to the soft upper and the very soft midsole and the forefoot flex technology which does as it suggests: encourages you to drive off on your toes. Of course such breathability does mean mud lovers and those of you who endure rainy nights banging out the miles on darkened, damp streets might consider a different model. Come race day though, give these some thought; they are the type of shoe that could shave a minute or two off your time.
£115.00
Womens - Spring
Nike Mens Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4
This is a shoe that offers a fascination mix of performance. Almost spike-like in its feel, with a surprising amount of cushioning, especially under the forefoot. Working off a 4mm heel to toe drop, the low-profile ride and general construction feels competitive, so much so you almost do not expect the cushioning the Air Zoom unit provides. Nike Dynamic Fit technology assists with the support, while the no-sew overlays make for a very comfortable fit. You would not like to include too much road in any outing but you will appreciate the lugs and sticky rubber working together for effective grip that can operate in most moderate conditions.
£110.00
Mens - Autumn
Nike Womens Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4
This is a shoe that offers a fascination mix of performance. Almost spike-like in its feel, with a surprising amount of cushioning, especially under the forefoot. Working off a 4mm heel to toe drop, the low-profile ride and general construction feels competitive, so much so you almost do not expect the cushioning the Air Zoom unit provides. Nike Dynamic Fit technology assists with the support, while the no-sew overlays make for a very comfortable fit. You would not like to include too much road in any outing but you will appreciate the lugs and sticky rubber working together for effective grip that can operate in most moderate conditions.
£110.00
Womens - Autumn
Asics Mens Gel FujiTrabuco 5
It is dangerous to use the phrase average but its difficult to find a more appropriate word for this excellent shoe. It does everything it was designed to do: cope with water thanks to the in-built drainage system, laugh at rock thanks to the rock protection plate and skip through mud as a result of the multi directional lugs on the outsole. There are nice little extras like the anti gravel tongue as well as all the usual Asics technologies such as the DuoMax Support system that provides a solid, stable feel to the shoe, working off a 12mm heel to toe drop. This is a shoe ready to tackle anything you care to throw at them. Laugh in the face of wet, slippery rock trails that involve running through a river.
£105.00
Mens - Spring
Asics Womens Gel FujiTrabuco 5
It is dangerous to use the phrase average but its difficult to find a more appropriate word for this excellent shoe. It does everything it was designed to do: cope with water thanks to the in-built drainage system, laugh at rock thanks to the rock protection plate and skip through mud as a result of the multi directional lugs on the outsole. There are nice little extras like the anti gravel tongue as well as all the usual Asics technologies such as the DuoMax Support system that provides a solid, stable feel to the shoe, working off a 12mm heel to toe drop. This is a shoe ready to tackle anything you care to throw at them. Laugh in the face of wet, slippery rock trails that involve running through a river.
£105.00
Womens - Spring

Hoka Mens Clifton 3
1st time for maximal cushioning. It's a winnner
Swapped from Vomero 12 after Nike changed the setup.
Always stayed away from Hoka as they looked very bulky.
Boy was I wrong! They have massive cushioning but are very light and don't feel at all cumbersome on my feet.
Post run my legs feel much less stressed thanks to the cushion of the shoe. I'm a size 12 and have had no problem with fit. Consider me a convert!
Nike Mens Air Zoom Vomero 12
Vomero 12
Loved last two versions of this shoe but this one...
To me the balance of the shoe has changed to a more heel striking set up. I suffered heel pain in both feet and terrible blisters which I've never had previously. They had to go. Changed to Hoka Clifton 3 and they are a revelation, light and cushioned. Sorry Nike you've lost a customer!
Saucony Mens ProGrid Triumph 5
The best shoe i have owned
The best shoe i have owned
Asics Mens Gel Nimbus 10
best running shoes ever!
the Nimbus 10 really are thee best pair of running shoes iv ever had, Iv been running marathons now for over 6 years and iv always had these shoes since my very first major run.

They have a fantastic amount of cushioning and fit like a glove around the foot. I have run every type of terrain possible and the shoe has NEVER faulted me once, the best thing about the shoe is the grip it gives on any type of surface and even when your shoe is soaking wet the upper mesh still lets your foot breath and not start to rub and cause blisters.
Only now after six years and thousands of miles of running the soles have worn that much there that are holes beginning to aper! sad face. Yes they are still experience to date as six years ago they were pretty much the same price but £100 for six years worth of very hard running is really worth it and I will be going to get the same pair again soon.

All the information next to this shoe is utter rubbish, every red X change for a green tick as it does the whole lot, anybody who says otherwise has not and is not giving it the chance to prove itself. I rate this shoe 110% and will say if you do running ,walking, jogging, marathons or are even just popping to the shops for some milk get them and I promise you wont be disappointed.
also for an even better run make shore to get padded running socks to for an even comfier fit.
Nike Mens Zoom Equalon 4
Fantastic road running shoe
The Nike Zoom Equalon 4 offers a variety of benifits for any type of runner. I have had these shoes for a couple of years and they have provided me with the right support and motion control for my body weight and running technique as I am progressing within the running arena. my preferred style of running is on the road but they are very useful on other terrains as well including treadmill and light trail tracks. After completing my first 3 runs in the shoes I concluded that they differ from other shoes in how they adapt to the structure of your foot and bed nicely for a comfortable run. The area in which could require improvement is the it ticks all the right boxes for the average runner or a runner just producing themselves, however from personal experience, I tend to find that the lighter in body weight and faster you become to run your kilometres or miles, the Nike Zoom Equalon 4's don't aid your progressions as an individual but only support a certain category of runners. This can be frustrating dependent on how much you run, as the shoe would need replacing to another type to suit your new style of running, but can become quite an expensive purchase. On the whole, they are a quality shoe for the up and coming runner/begginer as they provide an umbrella of factors to support your run.
Adidas Mens Kanadia Trail
Great grip but big blood blisters!
I bought a pair of these after wearing the grip out on a pair of nike pegasus trail. The grip on the Kanadia is truly outstanding. The blood blisters I developed on both feet where the ball of the foot meets the arch were spectacularly too! They developed after only two runs of about 6 miles each. Given that I run about 40 to 50 miles a week and have never developed any blisters I put it down to the trainers.
Being a stubborn sod I persevered and even got new support insoles. Problem re-occurred. Being truly stubborn I gave them a rest, went back to the Pegasus, then tried a third time. Did 5 miles in really tough conditions then 8 average trail. The grip was still brilliant and the blood blisters still massive!
I've gone back to running in the Pegasus without any grip and sliding about in the mud and snow because it's better than the pain from the Kanadia! Best get some new trail shoes when I get paid.
Asics Mens Gel Nimbus 11
Great all-round, well-cushioned, durable shoes, suitable for long distances
These were my first pair of proper running shoes that i ever owned. And how they've served me well! One year has flown by injury-free. The cushioning makes them suitable for long runs- I ran the Paris Marathon in these and my feet barely ached after. They have barely worn down after many hundreds of miles of usage so I would say they are highly durable. They'll also hold their own on the trail, even though they are definitely more of a road shoe.

Overall, a superb all-round shoe suitable for beginners and experienced runners alike that can handle the long distances with ease.
Saucony Mens Progrid Omni 7 Moderate
Comfortable, light
Not as heavy nor solidly-built as earlier versions of the Omni. Good all-around shoe that can do everything well. Ran my first marathon in them and they were perfect. For long runs, I prefer a bit more support in the upper, though.
Reebok Mens Premier Ultra KFS
Fast, Durable, Stylish
Fastest shoes I have ever run in. First pair of Reeboks. I use them for 5K, quarter-mile repeats and recovery.
Brooks Mens Trance 7
Nice Long Run Shoe
Gives good support, is agile enough and the outsole is firm enough to shift you into top gear when you need that.
The only drawback is the plastic material covering much of the upper. This does not allow the shoe to breathe as much as some other shoes which use less solid material.
Conversely, this characteristic makes the shoe extra good in cool/cold weather.
I use these for marathon training and like them enough to buy another pair. My first pair of Brooks.

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