Tuesday 11 January 2005 10.53am
Having joined the gym at the weekend, I have just treated myself to a pair of gym shoes. I know JJB assistants aren't particularly knowledgeable - but in my local one all the shoes were seperated into categories - street, running, training etc.
Basically (this is the case for men - unsure about women, but presume it is the same), you will find that the meshy trainers are the ones intended for running etc. Don't go for the ones without mesh in the upper - they won't let your feet breathe.
I ended up getting a Reebok pair off the clearance rack - very very comfy, not too hideous (like most meshy men's trainers are) and a reasonable price. Even the ones not on sale are a sensible price in their New Year Sale. Have a gander on their website - www.jjb.co.uk, and see which ones you like the look of with mesh patches.
Immediately in the women's section I saw these:
They look pleasant enough. Just make sure you DON'T get something like this:
which are an all-leather upper, and although they will be comfy, they will get very hot and uncomfortable very quickly.
They also have an Ascic trainer: http://www.jjb.co.uk/xmas/product.php?cat=1&product=27
Hope that helps...
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 11 January 2005 10.54am by Jame5.