If you are running in a walking shoe, a cross trainer shoe, or worn
pair of running shoes STOP! One of the easiest ways to prevent
injury and make running more enjoyable is get a good pair of
running shoes. For most casual runners you should think about
spending between $80 and $120.
I recommend going to a running store like Hansons and being
properly fitted. They can look at your foot, you current running
shoes and make recommendations for you.
Typically if you have been running in a certain brand and been
happy with it you can start there. But be open to at least trying on other brands. You
might not know what you have missing.
Bigger- Running shoes should be a half size to full size bigger than your casual shoe.
Wiggle Room – You should have about a thumb’s width of room between the end of your
longest toe and the front of the shoe.
Hold It – Look for a secure, comfortable fit through the midfoot. Imagine a hand gently
holding your foot in place.
The Heel Deal – There should be little or no slipping at the
Running is pretty cheap sport compared to many other sports.
You already have a nice moisture wicking shirt coming your
way so spend your money on a good pair of shoes. I
encourage to make the investment in a good pair shoes.
“Remember the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get
from sitting around wishing you were running.”
R2R Tip for Week of June 4