I've heard of specialty stores that watch you run and then customize your shoe for you. Anyone heard of this and/or tried it out?
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Buying the Right Shoes
After my triathlon this last weekend (which overall went well--it was super hilly!), I realized I really need a new pair of shoes. I have never thought much about the shoes I run in, I usually just buy the ones that look the cutest! But I have really realized the importance of the right shoe. During the run on my triathlon both feet were numb almost the whole time. Usually, my left foot goes a little numb when I run on a normal basis and I just ignore it always thinking it was just me being out of shape or something. During my run in the race, when both feet were numb and I really wanted to just quit, it hit me; it's not me, it's my shoes! So I did some research and found this great site which helped me figure out the kind of runner I am. And that then helped me figure out the kind of shoes I needed to buy. I did my first run in them tonight and what a difference, my foot did not go numb!