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Published: 27 Mar 2007 - 10:07 by aprice1985

Updated: 24 Sep 2008 - 16:28

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Anyone here reckon you could do normal running/jogging in an old pair of squash shoes, i have a pair the grip are a bit gone on for squash so am thinking of buying a new pair of squash shoes and using the old pair for training.  Anyone know any good reasons not to?

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From rippa rit - 30 Mar 2007 - 21:30

aprice - keep those shoes for the odd jobs, eg gardening, strolling in the park, fishing.
Look after your feet  as they are precious. . 

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From aprice1985 - 30 Mar 2007 - 21:01

The cushioning still feels good in them but there are a couple of areas of the sole where it has become worn and a bit slippy and so i tend to end up on my ass occasionally when accelerating or turning.  I have no plans to run on roads, b*****rs up your knees, i run at the local park on the grass!  Obviously Ray if you want a race, come on over to the UK!

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From raystrach - 29 Mar 2007 - 09:23

hi aprice

i am with mike on this one. the first place squash shoes wear out is the cushioning in the heel - which is usually long before they look worn out. no way i would be pounding the streets in them - although your'e probably not as fat as i am, so it may not be quite the same problem as i would have.

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From mike - 28 Mar 2007 - 23:28

The fact that they are worn out is probably more of an issue than the fact that they are squash shoes.

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From Adz - 27 Mar 2007 - 17:50   -   Updated: 27 Mar 2007 - 17:50

It's kind of like the same reason that you wouldn't use an old pair of football boots to sprint in even though they both have spikes/studs on the bottom.


A running shoe is tailoured to give you the best support for a forward motion of movement whilst a squash shoe is designed for twisting and turning under speed. You might find that the squash shoes can cause just as many problems as a worn out running shoe and may lead to injuries in your feet, ankles, shins or knees.


It's the same reason why you get different types of running shoe for different activities (a road shoe is nothing like a cross country shoe for example).



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