Shoe Shopping


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,

Woodyrunning spoon

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