I did it. Bought my running shoes! It was surprisingly a lot easier and less stressful than I imagined. This was mainly thanks to the fantastic service of my local running shop The Lincolnshire Runner, based in Lincoln. The staff are highly knowledgeable and after showing them the wear on my old running shoes, knew straight away which shoe suited my running gait and the distances I would be covering - I would highly recommend if you live in the Lincoln area. So here is the result the Nike Air zoom Pegasus 31 for longer runs, and I also upgraded my old Nike Downshifter 5s to the Downshifter 6 for wearing over shorter distance and for the exercise classes/gym work I like to do. Bring on the miles!