^^this.I tend to spend about 80 quid. It's worth spending a little more at first and get some expert help from a running store. Once you know what you like, you can generally get older models on the internet for less money. But it's a good investment when you start running.
As per the above advice of others ... but just to add that you can save quite a bit of money on some of the more fashionable brands by buying last season's (or older). Perfectly good shoes and usually heavily discounted compared to the launch price. The only issue you're likely to have is sizing, since the popular / common sizes will sell out over time and the remaining stock will often be the larger and smaller ends of the scale.I don't know if I will actually manage to get to the running stage but what sort of budget would you suggest for a first pair of running shoes? Also, can you just use regular trainers like the ones on offer in JD Sports and the like?
I’m a size nine too. Unfortunately its alway one of the first sizes that sells out. I find it extremely difficult to get my preferred runnnig shoe in the sales but was lucky to get them at 20% off is a special offer at an event last year.Thanks everyone. I'm going to have a look through the sales and see what I can pick up. I'm going to start with some walking first.
Redbadger I am a size 9 which I think is quite common as I never have any problems buying shoes etc.