Running shoes are probably the most important piece of fitness equipment you’ll buy, so it’s vital to pick the right pair for you.
A persons left and right foot can be as much as a half to a full size in difference. Forces on the feet can be one and a half times our body weight when walking and two to three times when running. It is crucial that your shoes fit correctly to prevent many foot conditions and alignment problems.
Useful tips when buying new runners:
The Right Fit
Only you can tell if shoes fit. If they aren’t comfortable, don’t buy them! Don’t plan on shoes stretching with wear. Because feet spread with age, have your feet measured every time you buy shoes. Both feet should be measured as they are often different sizes. Always buy shoes for the BIGGEST foot. Go shoe shopping late in the afternoon. Feet swell to their largest then. Size depends on shoe make and style, too. Don’t insist you always wear one size if the next feels better.
The first step in choosing a pair runners that fit correctly is to identify what type of foot you have-normal foot, flat foot or high arch foot. Most running specialist stores have equipment that can identify your foot type. It’s best to go to a specialty running shop where a salesperson can watch you run and help you select a pair of shoes that offer your feet the support they need.
Replace Old runners.
Running shoes should be replaced every 300 to 500 miles. Wear and tear in runners may not be apparent to the naked eye.
For more advice on your running gear and shoes, pop into Feet First, 28 High St. Killarney