(Closed) Running Shoes

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would go to a running store to get fitted. Some place like Fleet Feet or Road Runner Sports. They should put you in a neutral shoe and have you run on a treadmill. Some places record your feet on video so you can see what they see watching you run. Based on that they will recommend a type of shoe and have you try on several different pair, run in them, and pick one based on comfort/fit. That is the easiest way to get started, then if pain or injuries continue, try a sports doctor.

Post # 4
6574 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely go to a running store and get fitted. I did that my first time, and purchased my shores in store to support them. From there, I order online now that I know what I wear. I have a VIP membership with Road Runner Sports (it’s super cheap) and it give me a 10% discount on all orders and super fast shipping.

Post # 5
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Aliso Viejo Conference Center


I went to a running store where they assessed my stride. For the longest time I would be running and my shins would absolutely kill me! I got fitted for new shoes & they are dreamy! 

Post # 6
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@Cornmuffin09:  Is it Plantar Fascitis? Definitely visit a sneaker/running shoe store to try on different styles, get different opinions and to get fitted. However, if your injuries are really bothering you, even after some time, visit a podiatrist. One running shoe, that I do recommend though, which I have told my girlfriends and friends about is the NIKE Free Runs v2.0 or 3.0. They are heavenly!!!!!!!!!!!! There are nothing but excellent reviews on them on the Internet. I have about 5 pairs. SO has about 5 pairs as well. He’s worn them to run in marathons and races. I love them so much. I hope this helps somewhat. Feel better and good luck.

Post # 7
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you’re feeling pain in one leg/foot and not the other, it could be that your stride is uneven.  I definitely recommend getting fitted for running shoes, but even a properly fitting pair of shoes won’t help if you’re stride is off-balance.  Try taking much quicker, shorter strides, landing on the mid-foot instead of the heel, so that you aren’t relying so much on balancing with the ankle when you land and focus on landing on the same part of the foot with both your left and right steps. If you are still having pain, a running coach would be able to do a stride assessment and help you correct it.

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