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Find the Perfect Running Shoe


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Many people consider running to be a cheap sport. You simply lace up your shoes and go. This is true (and one of the best reasons to pursue the sport), but there is one investment that you should make even if you don't go for all the essential gear: good shoes.

Start Running Pain-Free

Those ultra-lightweight training shoes are going to hurt more than help. When you drop your foot down, your body is absorbing three times your body weight in shock. Imagine the detriment of doing that practically barefoot. Ouch. So what's an aspiring runner to do? Easy. Hit up your local running store, and follow three simple words:


Do you underpronate or overpronate? If you don't even know what that means, have a salesperson check out your form. A lot of stores offer a treadmill that films your run in slow-mo. Based on what you're doing, you'll be "prescribed" a shoe that fits your needs.


If you run a lot, you should opt for a shoe that can withstand an apocalypse (or a ton of mileage). The same goes for your typical speed, races your run, etc. Have established running goals so that you know what works.

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Some people refuse to buy anything other than Nike, Asics, etc. Unfortunately, shoe styles and designs change - don't get married to a brand. What might have worked a year ago in Brooks could work better in Saucony the following year. Oh, yeah. And if any shoe promises to make your run faster, don't believe the hype. Only you can do that. By the way, if you're in Chicago, I highly recommend Fleet Feet in Old Town. They've nailed my shoes every time. And if anyone knows the clutch running store in New York, let me know. I'm in the market.


3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Running Shoes

Most beginners don't realize it, but replacing running shoes is crucial to preventing injuries. As shoes get worn out, they lose their ability to absorb shock. Hence, you're in for a world of hurt (and maybe injury). Here are the telltale signs


Fleet Feet Weekly Run Club

There’s only one thing better than a runner’s high – sharing it with a bunch of friends. Fleet Feet is home to one of the most active and supportive running communities in the country. The weekly runs are fun, supportive, safe, and absolutely NOT elitist. These weekly events are great to meet a new fitness enthusiast, find a running partner, or break out of your normal routine.