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In Which Fatso’s Shoes Break

I’ve been going to Spinning since March 2010.

I’ve pretty much worn the same trainers (or sneakers, for you American-English readers) the entire time I’ve been going, with three exceptions, when I tried to wear a different pair of trainers that I owned at the time, and my feet hated me for days after.

I noticed, about six months ago, that, along the sole of my trainers, that there’s a mark from where the pedal of my Spinning bike always sits. It’s like a groove. I’m pretty proud of my pedal groove, but it can make Spinning awkward, if I get the wrong bike and the pedal doesn’t sit in the pedal groove properly.

This morning, however, I got on my bike (I got in early and snagged #21 up to my spot second top of the class, next to Eddie) and…

Something felt off.

It was like there was something poking into the bottom, left-side of my left foot. I figured that my foot was positioned incorrectly, and quickly corrected my stance, and my foot felt a little better.

But every time I sat down and stood up, the poking feeling came back and I’d need to correct my stance to get rid of the poking feeling.

When I was finished with Spinning, I walked to my little sister’s house, and when I sat down, I took off my left trainer to take a look at the sole of my shoe, and…


It’s pretty much like the pedal of the bike has sliced my sole in half. (Not completely, but there’s a HOLE at the left hand side that’s now letting in water.)

I checked the right shoe, and it’s the same, but on the right side. Both outer edges of my trainers are wrecked.

I can’t really complain. I’ve had these trainers since summer of 2008 and I’ve been using them for Spinning for a year and a half, but MAN. I’m currently trying to figure out what I can cut out of my budget for the next couple of weeks (breakfast cereal, Lucozade Lite and soda, it looks like) in order to be able to buy a new pair of trainers.

I’d love to be able to buy a pair of Spinning shoes, but I can’t go on the elliptical and go to Zumba in Spinning shoes, and Spinning shoes cost a SMALL FORTUNE.

Oh, the joys of exercise, and the woes that it causes.

Anybody got a pair of size UK9.5 trainers they can give me? *grin*

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6 thoughts on “In Which Fatso’s Shoes Break”

  1. I got my last pair of workout trainers from a shop on ebay Nike ones, pretty cheap n they're still good. I got them in a half size too (all be it a 2.5 :P) Try there maybe? G'luck. 'n you wouldnt wana spend too much anyways if the pedals are gona wreck them.

    1. A 2.5? MY GOD, I know you're small, but your feet are SO TEENY TINY, how do you not tip over?! ๐Ÿ˜›

      My Mum has a pair of Nikes that she bought that she's never worn, that she said I can take. I can use them for Zuma, and then think about buying a pair of Spin/Cycle shoes for Spinning. Because YEAH, I really don't wanna spend £45 or something on a pair of trainers (or even £20!) and have them ruined after a year and a half.

      At least these ones lasted me 4 years. But they cost me €75. ๐Ÿ˜ Stupid Ireland.

  2. I picked up a pair of cycle shoes on ebay for £20 including the cleats a while back and they're great.
    If you do look on ebay check for cleats as they cost about £20 on their own and make sure they match the pedals for the spin bikes you use.

    1. Wow. I've never managed to snag a pair of cycle shoes that cheap on eBay; the bid's always gone higher! I think I've managed to scope a pair on for just over £20, though. I'm gonna go into the store and see if they have any in stock to try on. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Trying to find ones that fit my Spin bike will be the problem, though. So annoying! Fingers crossed it doesn't take too long/cost too much.

      Thanks for the advice/recommendation/comment, though ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. My shoes had a mark after spin class, so now I know to look out for a hole being worn in them! I have Nike Free shoes and I love them for everything. Don't know if you have anlready found new cross trainers but thought I would mention them!

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