Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Choosing the Right Size Running Shoe

Choosing the Right Size Running Shoe

Running is a fun activity and a good cardio-vascular exercise for any age. As a form of exercise, it's something which can be started easily and cheaply with emphasis on only one requisite equipment: the running shoe. Finding the right shoe should be an exercise in due diligence, otherwise injuries could occur.

Finding the right running shoe begins with getting the shoe size right. This is the reason why it's advisable to buy shoes in the late afternoon or early evening, after a full day on your feet. The feet are about a size larger in the afternoon compared to when you wake up in the morning. Add a half-inch allowance between your toe and the inside of the shoe front. When running the feet expands some more.

The allowance makes sure that the shoe gets to be too fit while in use. Typically, try out sizes using your larger foot. And just in case you don't know which foot is larger, try on both pairs. Walk around with the new pair of shoes. If there's a treadmill, and it's okay to use it, by all means do so. Breaking in a shoe is a false notion. The shoe should be comfortable to wear right out of a box. It's not meant to grow on you.

A good piece of advice would be to wear your running shoes when you buy a new pair. Of course, this doesn't work if you've retired your running shoe years ago. Wearing the old shoe gives a point of comparison while trying out new shoes.

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