With the pain not really relenting I thought it was time to go and get another gait analyst done at my local Sweatshop, no harm I thought, well I came out of there a little lighter in the wallet department with some New Balance Freshfoam 1080’s. I was there around a hour and with the shop attendant really helpful and happy for me to try on different shoes etc
I took my 2 pairs of shoes and then tried on another 2 pairs with videos done for each and played back and then on to the next, even trying the molded in soles that they do. I have to say that I do feel that the time was spent wisely and with the policy discount at Sweatshop it did help to take a little bit of the sting out of it.
I settled for the 1080’s of the 860’s mainly due to the looks but in terms of overall ride and performance thought that the 1080’s would be better long term, with the others feeling a little heavy. I went for the wider fitting as my feet looked a little squashed in the normal fitting. So lets see how we go with these, 30 days to try as well so its really a win win for the customer with a good reason to make a purchase in person.