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How To Buy a Pair Of New Running Shoes

Introduction

If you're a runner then you know that buying new running shoes often is a really good idea. After some time, running shoes will begin to wear out or just will get old and begin breaking. Once that happens, it increases your chances of getting hurt and injured while running. It is very important to buy new running shoes every 250 to 500 miles.

Step 1

The first step to buying new running shoes is to consider the shape of your foot. When it comes to running shoes, there are several brands that are especially made for a certain shape of foot. A great way to determine what your foot shape is, is to step into a bucket of water or basin of water, step out and step on something dry, that will pick up an imprint. You then can determine the shape of foot you have.

Step 2

The second step to buying new running shoes is to consider your weight. Some running shoes are not meant to be carrying over weight people. Those on the bigger size should pay close attention to the comfortablity of the shoe, as it could be harder for a bigger people foot to adapt to a sneaker.

Step 3

The third step to consider when buying new running shoes is how the mid sole feels. The mid sole is very important as its the part of the shoe that will be carrying the most weight. You'll want to make sure it provides stability, provides rebound and provides cushioning from impact force.

Step 4

The fourth step to consider when buying new running shoes is to make sure it is most definitely a specialty running shoe. Some stores will put other specialty sport sneakers and shoes in with the rest of them, making it hard to determine which ones are for running and which ones are for other sports. A pair of new running shoes should have the following:

  • great cushioning
  • flexibility
  • motion control
  • traction
  • torsional stability
  • night-time reflectivity
  • breathability

Step 5

The last thing to consider when buying new running shoes is your budget. You get what you pay for, so when shopping for new running shoes, try to have a realistic budget. If you buy a cheap pair of $30.00 running shoes, they'll probably be worn out within the first month or two.

Another great tip to consider when buying new running shoes is determining what type of runner you are. There are sprinter shoes on the market, along with mid distance running shoes, marathoner shoes, trail runner shoes and barefoot runner shoes. When trying on a new pair of running shoes, make sure you have enough toe room in the shoe. You'll basically want sufficient wiggle room. Youll also want to make sure you have durability in the hell, so you will not slip. finally, the shoe should always be light in weight and flexible, but with a bit of stiffness for support.

There are so many stores where you can buy new running shoes. Try out:

  • Kohl's
  • Sneaker Stadium
  • Foot Locker
  • Nike
  • Dr. Jays
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
By Nicole Marie, published at 03/21/2012
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