RUN RUN WITH HEAD IN YOUR FEET Head 8110 Running Shoes Mens £6 @ SportsDirect - HotUKDeals
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Had posted the "Shoes for a fiver" last time. This time it is "Shoes for a Sixer". A pound extra for much better ones :)
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#1
plus 3.99 for delivery(_;)
#2
I bought a pair of these a couple of months ago from one of these discount sports shop (may have been the same one) for £7, but not expecting much from them. I was surprised in that they are pretty decent quality and light too. But the sole is VERY trail, so not much cop for road running.
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I bought a pair of the £5.00 Head trainers a few weeks ago and TBH they are not worth more than £5.00. Under the innersole, they are hardboard, which you always get in ultra-cheap Chinese made trainers and they are totally 'unbreathable' (excuse the grammar) so that you feet (if they are anything like mine) will very quickly get very hot, sweaty and uncomfortable.

I don't know if the Head trainers here are any better, but at £10, including delivery, I suspect they are not really anywhere near as good a buy as they look. (Almost certainly made in a Chinese sweat-shop for around 50p a time.)

Sorry, I don't mean to sound negative, just wanted to share my experience of them.
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I bought a pair of head trainers a while back, I can't for dear life of me figure out how to put them on my head and why the need for a second trainer, is that a spare?:p

Footwear for £6 can't be bad, even better prices than Aldi, heat added
#5
Can also get lime green ladies versions too

http://www.sportsdirect.com/head-7210-running-shoes-ladies-275275


Edited By: davej1710 on Oct 15, 2010 09:12: added link
#6
This company sell cheap shoes, I think they own the brand, hence, they are made cheaper than they were before and now only worth about a fiver!! Sure, but a pair for wearing just as everyday shoes, but don't put your feet and joints at risk by actually wearing these awful things for running!
#7
Sports Direct own most of the brands they sell - Dunlop, Head, Slazenger. Air Walk, even Kangol I think. Consequently, the quality is not what it was and they set the rrp so can say something is reduced by 70%, which is just a joke really as they have made up the price to start with.

These will probably be ok as shoes but I wouldn't buy them to actually do any exercise in. Remember when Slazenger made quality sports gear?
#8
Does anyone know if these are in store too or just to buy online?
1 Like #9
They are availaible in store as well
#10
The £3.99 delivery kind of ruins this deal, unless you have a store near you.

I got the £5 shoes last week when the free delivery weekend was running. Now that was a bargain!
#11
^^^^ not really imo, I have ordered 4 pairs of various (3 for me and one for the Mrs) so all it means is and extra squid per pair, still super value for dog walking !
#12
"RUN RUN WITH HEAD IN YOUR FEET.." What does that mean?
#13
chk the shoe name :)
#14
I get the "HEAD" reference, I just don't understand the rest of it. Is it a song lyric or something?

EDIT* Typed it into google and nowt came up, so it's probably just a bit of nonsense / bad grammar then.

BTW I'm not having a pop, I just wanted to know.


Edited By: makkax1 on Oct 15, 2010 11:41: Went on google
#15
They look fine for casual use, and they state they are for trail running, so I'd probably not buy these if you're after some shoes for road/path.

I know a few people who have pretty much destroyed their knees with the wrong shoes, never mind their feet. My last Nike's did over 700km before needing to be replaced and (along with the added brand premium), that's the added cost right there.

Now switched to Mizuno's and if you're half serious you should look at getting a pronator/supinator test done at a running shop (again with the knees, calf strain and shin splints that can have you out of action for months if you're putting down the miles with the wrong shoes). I made the mistake of not doing that myself and it can really help both strain and lop-sided muscle development.
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And you may be right as English isn't my first language and I have to admit that I am pretty bad at it. Nevertheless it is getting heats and people probably are finding it useful
#17
No Size 8 Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
#18
Your English isn't that bad, you had me fooled anyway, I thought it was a song lyric!
#19
anybody have a free code......
#20
aurora
Sports Direct own most of the brands they sell - Dunlop, Head, Slazenger. Air Walk, even Kangol I think. Consequently, the quality is not what it was and they set the rrp so can say something is reduced by 70%, which is just a joke really as they have made up the price to start with.

I can verify that is not the case, at least not outright. I bought some Nike for my wife for £8 some months back which retailed at over £60 in my local shop ... couldn't tell the difference and definately no cardboard in sight. And we know Sport Direct do not own Nike.
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aurora
Sports Direct own most of the brands they sell - Dunlop, Head, Slazenger. Air Walk, even Kangol I think. Consequently, the quality is not what it was


Always makes me chuckle, statements like that. People who buy Nike and Adidas seem to think there shoes are made in some hi-tech hermetically sealed uber lab in Germany or California. Nike have one of the worst labour sweatshop records in the world. and Adidas along with most of the other "premium" brands aren't much better. In reality most of the brands such as Airwalk, Slazenger etc that you mention are made right alongside the Nike's of this world in the same factory. Just that Nike sell there shoes for £99 and some sucker in Footlocker in Knightsbridge pays it.
#22
Where did I say Sports Direct own Nike? I didn't. But they do own a lot of the brands they sell - like the ones listed and others like Carlton, Karrimor, Lonsdale, Everlast, No Fear. They also own Field and Trek and Cycles Direct.

My beef is that this allows them to make up ridiculous rrp prices and constantly advertise 70% off.

I didn't say that I thought Nike were any better either - true that they did have a bad reputation for working conditions in the developing world (not sure about nowadays).

The fact is, all these clothes/trainers are made cheaply by low paid workers. That's why they are cheap. Whether they are good value as shoes to go running in is another matter. I have had plenty of stuff from Sports Direct, I might even buy these trainers to wear, but I wouldn't buy them to go running in.
1 Like #23
I trained for my local 5k and ran it in a pair of these no problems. Far too much nonsense talked about trainers.
#24
Just ordered a pair. Great deal, even at a tenner. Heat added, cheers!
#25
bluemoth

I can verify that is not the case, at least not outright. I bought some Nike for my wife for £8 some months back which retailed at over £60 in my local shop ... couldn't tell the difference and definately no cardboard in sight. And we know Sport Direct do not own Nike.


They may not own Nike out right but they do have shares in both them and Umbro.
#26
jadis1970
I trained for my local 5k and ran it in a pair of these no problems. Far too much nonsense talked about trainers.

You could run a 5k in a pair of work boots.
Doesn`t mean they are going to protect your feet.
I started running in a pair of Hi-Tecs and done about 300 miles before I bought a proper pair of running trainers,only £50
Big difference.
#27
Got the £5 trainers and wasnt very impressed; they did look rather clunky and plastic like; can't complain for a fiver so didn't feel ripped off but if I saw then in the shops I would have thinked twice.
#28
digger87
Got the £5 trainers and wasnt very impressed; they did look rather clunky and plastic like; can't complain for a fiver so didn't feel ripped off but if I saw then in the shops I would have thinked twice.

Are the £5 trainers that have been mentioned the same as these? If not I don't see the point. Just because the £5 trainers were rubbish why would these be bad too? What brand were the five pound shoes?
#29
Got 3 pairs of these instore today. I am size 13 but they are all marked inside 11.5. weird, they are all definitely 13 though. Good for the money cant knock it.

Edited By: lugsy3 on Oct 16, 2010 17:36: added info
#30
Great value but beware the sizing - I order 3 separate pairs from SportsDirect using the standard drop-down menu and each pair arrived a size smaller. I.e I chose 'Size 12' from the menu, and the email order confirmation says 'Size 12' but when I check the actual label inside the shoes they are size 11.

I could understand a mix-up happening once, but on 3 separate occasions?
#31
I just received my Head running shoes (the 1110 model).
I ordered grey and black and got Navy/Silver/White - Not too bothered about that anyway.
2 day delivery plus a free gift of a lovely oversized sports direct mug... it was broken into many pieces but i guess its the thought that counts :)
Overall these trainers are ok and what i expected, I wouldnt go running in them though they are very lightweight and dont seem to offer much in the way of support or cushioning to the foot, that said, i bought them for wearing in the gym for weight training and on the bikes so perfect for that.
They look nice and will be suitable for my use. Miles cheaper than my main running trainer which i can now keep seperate for that specific use.
#32
Well I bought a pair of these a few months back when they were about £18 I think..? Anyway, I subsequently used them to complete the adidas 24hr thunder run as a pair and also the original mountain marathon. And they held up pretty well. Obviously an off-road shoe, the grip is pretty good and they provide sturdy support. I'm sure there are lighter, more flexible and cushioned shoes out there, but for £6? I'm gonna see if they've got any decent discounted road shoes too...

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