Trainers guide

Get ready to treat your feet. Not all trainers are created equal so we’ve consulted our experts to help you find the right shoe for you, whatever your workout.

Choose your workout:

To find the right running trainer, you have to start by identifying your pronation type. Pronation is a natural movement whereby your foot moves slightly inwards when it makes contact with the ground. Over-pronation, whereby this movement is excessive and can cause pain in your hips, knees and ankles when you run. It’s easy to solve, you just need the right support from your trainers to reduce pain and keep your foot in place.

How to identify your pronation

Stand with your feet hip-width apart facing a mirror. Bend your knees until you’re at 90 degrees and watch in the mirror where your knees move.

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Knees out.

underpronators

Neutral Trainers

You need a Neutral Trainer with lots of cushioning and a flexible sole for shock absorption.


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Knees straight.

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Neutral Trainers

You need a Neutral Trainer. You have a wide variety of choices but if you cover long distances we would recommend a cushioned running shoe.


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Knees in.

overpronators

Structured Trainers

You need a Structured Trainer with cushioning. These will help control and stabilise your feet and absorb shock.


Check your pronation regularly as this will change as you train more and increase in strength.

YOUR TRAINERS HAVE A SELL BY DATE! If you run 10-20km a day, your trainers will need replacing every 6-12 months.

Work with what you have, if you currently run in a neutral trainer and have no problems, do not change this and stick with a neutral trainer. Your trainers should adapt to you, not the other-way round. With time as you develop and get stronger, your body movements will change, so it is important to change your trainers too.

Asics Size Guide

What size are you?

UK 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
EU 35.5 36 37 37.5 38 39 39.5 40 40.5 41.5 42 42.5 43.5
AU 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11

For further information or advice, contact customer care on 020 7751 0591.

Do I need a different trainer for studio workouts?

In short yes. You need to think about what type of workouts you like to do, rather than your pronation.

Which trainer for which workout?

HIIT & Cardio – If you’re a cardio addict, look for cushioning to absorb shock during all of those burpees.

Weights – If you lift, you need a training shoe with more control and interaction with the ground to help with form and balance.

Combo – Mix up your workouts? Look for an all-rounder with cushioning, grip and a flexible sole.

New Balance Size Guide

What size are you?

UK 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
EU 35 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 39 40 40.5 41 41.5 42.5 43
AU 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11

For further information or advice, contact customer care on 020 7751 0591.