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Interesting Tips That Will Help You Choose The Right Running Shoes   

Running is a good pass time activity in school and outside. But you need different shoes for different functions. You also need to buy the right type of running shoes for your feet because Plantar Fasciitis Shoes differ from those of guys, and ladies with regular feet. In my experience, I have practiced simple and interesting things when buying my shoes. You should try them.

1. Walk and Run in the store. Spend time with your chosen pair before buying it. I know lots of people who buy specific kind of shoes just because they discovered that some great runner used it to finish first place in a race. You have different needs and what works for others may not work well with you. Test out the running shoes in the store. Don't be afraid to take a few steps on them and even run a couple of meters if possible. Some good running stores even have treadmills for you to run on!

2. Don't throw your old pair - yet. Bring your old pair of running shoes to the store where you're going to buy your new shoes. If the place where you are shopping for new running shoes is specifically a running shoe store, they may have staff that knows about shoes and can analyze the wear pattern of your old shoes. Because you will want to try on walking and running on your new shoes, bring your socks with you and any orthotics if you have one. If the running stores have equipment for foot analysis, do not hesitate to have your gait analyzed even if you already know your foot arc or foot type. Let the staff know your running history, goals, injuries and what type of training you usually do.

3. Know your soft spots. One of the main reasons why we need to wear shoes is comfort. Your feet should be comfortable enough while you walk or run in your new running shoes. Pressure spots or a loose fitting shoe often leads to blisters.

4. Perfect Fit for your Feet. If your running shoes are too loose and your feet slides inside your shoes, you will lose energy on every push off that your feet makes when you run. It is okay to adjust and re-adjust the laces of the running shoes while inside a store. Tie your laces so that you have a feeling of security without discomfort.

5. Running shoes are special. They are designed specifically for forward motion (i.e., running forward), heel cushioning and arc support. If you have time to observe the soles of different types of shoes, you can see that they have horizontal line patterns on their sole. If you plan on using running shoes for other sports or physical activity, you will wear them out faster and you may even risk yourself injury. Cross-training shoes are designed for more lateral support (moving sideways, etc.) and toe flexibility. Buying a different pair like a cross-trainer for other activities is a good investment because your running shoes will last longer and you will reduce risk of injury.

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