Re: Advice on walking shoes

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by AndyP, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. AndyP

    AndyP Guest

    Phil Clark wrote:

    > So I decided I would look for some decent race-walking type shoes
    > which presumably would be optimised for track and road work. I looked
    > on the New Balance website and they do a huge range of walking shoes,
    > with shock-absorbing soles etc etc. However, none of their suppliers
    > in London and the South East seem to stock their walking range, only
    > their running shoes.


    Millions of people find running shoes good for walking in. I prefer
    them to the supposedly more walking specific shoes from Salomon &
    Columbia that I've used but I haven't tried the New Balance ones.
    There's a dealer locator on the following site which appears to be
    specifically for their walking shoes.

    http://www.newbalance.co.uk/walkthewalk/MW-Dealers-London.shtml
     
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  2. Phil Clark

    Phil Clark Guest

    On 16 Apr 2006 14:31:28 -0700, "AndyP" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Millions of people find running shoes good for walking in. I prefer
    >them to the supposedly more walking specific shoes from Salomon &
    >Columbia that I've used but I haven't tried the New Balance ones.
    >There's a dealer locator on the following site which appears to be
    >specifically for their walking shoes.
    >
    >http://www.newbalance.co.uk/walkthewalk/MW-Dealers-London.shtml


    I know... on following the links, they're all for shops that
    specialise in running and none of the London ones seem to stock any of
    the walking shoes, except for the one that's an implant in Harrods,
    which only stocks the women's shoes that are recommended for the
    Moonwalk.

    It was this that persuaded me I ought to try New Balance... if they're
    publicising them for novices to walk a marathon in, they must have
    something going for them... unfortunately you can't buy them anywhere.
    I emailed them, but got no reply.

    I'm now thinking along the lines of trail running shoes, I will visit
    one of the outdoors shops and try some on.
     
  3. AndyP

    AndyP Guest

    Phil Clark wrote:

    > It was this that persuaded me I ought to try New Balance... if they're
    > publicising them for novices to walk a marathon in, they must have
    > something going for them... unfortunately you can't buy them anywhere.
    > I emailed them, but got no reply.


    You can buy them in Bristol, I'm sure I've seen NB walking shoes in
    "Sportshoes" on Park St. and the small sports shop in Clifton Down
    shopping centre on Whiteladies Rd.
     
  4. Bryan Hall

    Bryan Hall Guest

    Try the area around Covent Garden (off Southampton Rd?) theres quite a few
    walking gear shops that would fit the bill and have a few bargains


    "Phil Clark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 16 Apr 2006 14:31:28 -0700, "AndyP" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Millions of people find running shoes good for walking in. I prefer
    >>them to the supposedly more walking specific shoes from Salomon &
    >>Columbia that I've used but I haven't tried the New Balance ones.
    >>There's a dealer locator on the following site which appears to be
    >>specifically for their walking shoes.
    >>
    >>http://www.newbalance.co.uk/walkthewalk/MW-Dealers-London.shtml

    >
    > I know... on following the links, they're all for shops that
    > specialise in running and none of the London ones seem to stock any of
    > the walking shoes, except for the one that's an implant in Harrods,
    > which only stocks the women's shoes that are recommended for the
    > Moonwalk.
    >
    > It was this that persuaded me I ought to try New Balance... if they're
    > publicising them for novices to walk a marathon in, they must have
    > something going for them... unfortunately you can't buy them anywhere.
    > I emailed them, but got no reply.
    >
    > I'm now thinking along the lines of trail running shoes, I will visit
    > one of the outdoors shops and try some on.
     
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