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Best trainers for the gym?

Any ideas?

I have started going to the gym, can anyone recommend some good supportive trainers? I did buy some but I bought skatey ones because they looked cool whereas I really think i should buy some proper sport ones as im a bit flat footed and hypermobile and I can feel that my ones dont support my feet well even with my insoles in.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Do you have a runnersneed or specialist running shop near you? I went to the former to get some trainers (I pronate when I run and my joints are hypermobile) and they sorted me out with a pair which I feel really comfortable and supported in, even when I'm going heavy lifts and stuff. I paid with vouchers from my friends so I can't remember the price but I think a good pair of workout shoes are worth investing in.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    theres a jjb sports, but i dont think theres a running shop in town.

    I say im flat footed, but i actually have really high arches, but they flatten when i walk because of the hypermobility. I dont know if that makes a difference.
    Ive seen one or two of the instructors wearing nike shox, but theyre so ugly, i was hoping for ones that didnt look like shit, although its not my priority obviously
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    just googled pronation and looks like thats the correct term for what I said.

    What trainers do you have?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I started going to the gym I bought some trainers from a JJB Sports shop and the shop assistant was actually really helpful about advising me on the best type of trainer to use. I tried quite a few on and jumped up and down in them all to see which was comfiest.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lu_C wrote: »
    When I started going to the gym I bought some trainers from a JJB Sports shop and the shop assistant was actually really helpful about advising me on the best type of trainer to use. I tried quite a few on and jumped up and down in them all to see which was comfiest.

    Yeah I did the same got some advice of them and then went round to Sports Direct and found the same pair much cheaper :thumb:

    Acics are quite good running shoes :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i got some ones by mizuno. They seemed to have the best arch support out of all of them. The guy in jjb sports was really helpful but i got them off amazon for loads cheaper
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