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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Running Shoes...What to look for?

When it comes to distance running, the most important acquisition that you will make will be your running shoes. There is plenty of information out there that you can find which will make your next shoe buy an intelligent one.

First find a store in your area that deals with runners. Second, have somebody watch you walk and run so that they can see how you make contact with the ground. Try different kinds of shoes and get out of the store and run with them. Once you make your purchase, write the date of your purchase on the side of you shoe. This will be a reminder of when you bought your shoes. Once you begin running with your shoes, the rule of thumb is that a good quality shoe will last about 400-500 miles. If you can afford to, buy two pairs and rotate your shoes. The soles of your shoes take up-to 48 hours to rebound to their normal state so rotating your shoes will help. Finally, get good insoles for your shoes such as Sof Sole, Spenco or Superfeet.

The following link will give you more information regarding finding the right shoe for you.
Running Shoe Guide - Sierra Trading Post

If you have any other helpful hints when it comes to purchasing new running shoes, please share them in the comments link below.

1 comment:

MrGS said...

This is a great blog posting about what to look for in running shoes. I will find this useful because I am overdue for a new pair of sneakers. Thanks!