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How to Choose the Right Running Shoes

February 6th, 2010

buying-running-shoes.jpgFinding the right shoes for a runner is a difficult choice. The impact of running can take a hard toll on the feet. If poor running shoes are chosen, the feet can become swollen, sore, and bruised from compression during running. So if you are engaging in this particular activity, finding the right shoes is important for the health of your feet. These are a few of the things to look for when choosing running shoes.




Find a Good Sneaker Store in your Area

The first step to finding good running shoes is to locate a store that has plenty of options for your feet. Stores may have a variety of running, walking, and aerobic shoes. You may try on several different shoes before you find the right one, so you need a retail store that has several different brands available.

Know the Shape of your Feet

Some people need more support in the arch of their foot. Support in shoes is important to provide sturdy pressure during running. A strong arch prevents ankle twists and strain in the leg. Since everyone has a different angle and height to the arch in their foot, running shoes are dependent on the runner.

Find Shoes that Provide Support

You can decide if your current running shoes aren’t supportive enough by placing them on a surface and looking at the angle. If the shoes have an abnormal shape in the back or front, then you probably need more support from your shoes. Support keeps the bounce in your run and support for your feet.

Purchase the Right Size

If your running shoes are too small, your feet will suffer. Shoes that are too small create bruises in the toes and can eventually produce blisters and bleeding. If this happens with old running shoes, try one size larger. If old shoes have toe marks at the front, this is also a sign that you need larger running shoes.

The right running shoe is important for endurance and a long comfortable running experience. Find the best running shoes for your foot’s health, even if it costs a few extra dollars. Properly fitting shoes will make your workout much longer and healthier.


This article on finding the right running shoes was sent to us by “Lysis” from Constant Content.


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