I still have some old posts to catch up on, but I thought that I’d get some new ones down while they are fresh in my ailing memory! Yesterday was a red letter day, as, after threatening for some time, we finally made it down to the Run Shop. It was a great choice of day to go as both Kurt and Fred were in there.
I spend a lot of time talking to my clients about good strategy and I’m going to write a short piece on my other site about this place, as it’s such a great example.
Suffice to say that the range, though not vast, is carefully selected from the perspective of runners and the guys engage with each customer to find out what they really need… and quite simply help them buy it. No pressure sales here, just good old fashioned, quality service!
Kim’s shoes, though not high mileage, were getting on a bit, having seen life before the Berlin marathon in 2004. My runners, though only bought last October, have been used extensively right through the winter mud, have probably clocked up over 600 miles and have not been kept in pristine condition (especially in comparison to the Bok’s shoes) and have thus deteriorated… that’s my finger sticking through the webbing above and the other shoe has the same damage.
So, after five short runs around the block in different pairs of shoes we came away with some lovely Run shopping bags.
Imagine my surprise however, when I looked at what I had bought.
Okay, so I bought two pairs… and the other pair has an orange right shoe, before you start to worry.
The white ones are the updated version of the Saucony shoe I’ve been wearing since October (in fact, my last three pairs have been Saucony) and they are very light and yet sufficiently splodgy for the off-road terrain I favour.
The orange ones are going to sit and wait for the return of the autumn mud and a quick glance at the soles will explain why!
If you recall, yesterday was a beautiful day and I wondered idly how long it would take me to take the shine off the new purchases. I guess that I needn’t have worried.