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Common Mistakes when Buying Runners

Buying for looks

When you buy think feel and fit, not fashion.


Not asking for deals

Most speciality shops offer discounts to clubs or if you buy more than one pair.


Buying shoes that are too small

Tight fitting shoes lead to blisters and black toe nails. Women in particular are used to wearing their shoes close fitted. Make sure that you can wiggle your toes to ensure that the fit is roomy enough in the fore foot.


Shopping at the wrong time of the day

As already stated your feet start swelling in the morning and don’t stop until about 4 p.m.


Assuming your size

People assume that all shoes work on the same shoe size scale but sizes differ because of different ‘lasts’ (fort forms) and the way the shoe is stitched together in different brands.


When Should I Replace My Shoes?

 Always date your shoes when you buy them. Don’t keep them longer than 6 months or 500 miles. Even if they still look good there is a higher risk of injury when running in worn out shoes.


Enjoy your running.

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