By: LCF Staff
1. Determine your foot type
The three main foot types are: flat, neutral and high-arched. Visiting a local running store and having your foot analyzed is a great starting point to determining the type of shoes that are best for your feet.
2. Test the shoes before buying
Make sure that you try on the shoes in the store to ensure that they have the comfort and function you need. Take a short run in the store if necessary to make sure the shoes feel good standing and running. A good rule that many runners follow is making sure there is extra room in the shoes as running can cause your feet to swell.
3. Replace shoes every 300 to 400 miles
Running injuries can occur from using old, worn-out shoes. When you begin to feel discomfort in your joints and muscles, it may be time to change your shoes. Over time, shoes lose their cushioning, stability and shock absorption.
Use these tips for a safe and effective run. Making an investment in your running shoes can produce the results you want and help prevent injuries.
Calbay, C. (2012, February 14). Top-5 Shoe Buying Tips For Runners. Retrieved from running.competitor.com: https://running.competitor.com/2012/02/shoes-and-gear/top-5-shoe-buying-tips-for-runners_40880
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