appropriately fit and free of defects. So, find a pair of shoes that feel comfortable, and don't get caught up in the hype of the purported benefits of various shoe features. As I always remind runners, treat buying shoes similar to shopping for jeans. First, check to see if the right size (length and width) is in stock. From there, it's only natural to try on a few different pairs to see what feels best. Perhaps you walk (or run) around the store a bit to see how they fit/wear. Inspecting the jeans for possible holes or sloppy stitching would also be indicated to ensure that you don't walk out with a lemon. In contrast to shopping for jeans, however, don't be so concerned with how the shoes look. This is where runners often get into trouble :-)
Below is a list of reminders that I put together and send out to my clients as postcards. Thought you may find them helpful...
I also wanted to share this video by Dr. Kevin Maggs, D.C., who did an excellent job highlighting key research while challenging several routine practices related to prescribing and selecting footwear for running. Enjoy!
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