I text my husband that I had been shoe shopping. And he text back that it wasn’t like me, and then I think the realisation hit him that I went shopping for running shoes. I imagine the panic set in deeply then!
My previous running shoes had all been bought from the same local shop and in fact were all the same brand. I had been pleased with the shoes and the shop. But this time I headed to sweatshop for two reasons. One is their support of parkrun, which I really enjoy and so should be supported. And the second was a £15 voucher that I received when I did my first parkrun.
The whole experience was fabulous. I was put at ease and given great information by the assistant who obviously was a runner himself. I was measured up for insoles and had to stand on soft blocks and such like. I knew about these and knew that they cost £45 (and are optional) but I imagine it could be a shock if you didn’t. I tried three pairs of shoes and eventually plumped for the Brooks Ravenna 4. Three runs in and they are comfortable and (so far) problem free.
I was very impressed by the whole experience and would certainly shop at Sweatshop again. If only they did bigger ladies clothing…
All the best,