I have never owned a pair of purpose built running shoes, I have always made do with a general trainer. Mostly children’s ones as I’m jammy enough to squeeze my small feet into them. I was diagnosed with having slightly pronating feet as a teen. Paired with weak knee ligaments due to rapid growth has meant that I get really sore knees and hips if I push myself too hard.
When the opportunity to review a pair of running shoes was very kindly offered by Millet Sports, I jumped at the chance. I now own these very fancy New Balance W1260 V6 Running Shoes.
I chose these particular ones as they are specifically designed for pronating feet. They have a midsole T-Beam support which increases stability throughout the shoe holding my feet in a better position for running. Ultimately, preventing injury. I thought that having a slightly ‘corrective’ shoe may feel really strange but the support they offer actually make them incredibly comfortable. The shoes have an 8mm offset drop (the difference in height from the sole to the toe), initially this felt very strange as I felt like my foot was rocking forwards and I may fall over but it didn’t take long to get used to them at all. I actually prefer my slightly adapted running style.
Despite the fact that I chose these particular ones for function over style, I do really like they way they look. They are clearly a female running shoe however they’re not plastered in pink which, for me, is preferable.
My training currently consists of road running which is what this shoe is designed for. I’d say they fit the bill perfectly. They’ve motivated me to get out more frequently!
*Disclaimer: This was a collaborative post with Millet Sports and I was given the trainers in order to give an honest review. All words and opinions are my own.