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  • Good information thanks for sharing.
  • grandma always said that good shoes is cheaper than a foot doctor
  • Having the right workout shoes is so important.
    Really goid suggestions.
  • Thorough article
  • It is so important to get the right workout shoes.
    I've bought New Balance for years and they are great. Recently I've been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis in both feet and now I swear my allegiance to Vionics . You can buy inserts to put in your shoes or buy their shoes. My feet feel much better.
  • Loved the article. Shoes are so important and everyone has different needs. I always wear Asics because they are more supportive. My husband has wide feet and hasn't been able to find a good fit in anything but New Balance. The trick is to find the match for you. It's hard to stay with a fitness program if your feet hurt, plus that causes other aches and pains too.
  • Wait! The paragraph above says shoes DON'T need a breaking in period, but then the paragraph below that spends extensive time telling you you should walk around the house a bit in your shoes first and not to run a race until you've worn the shoes a few weeks first. Obviously then, the shoes DO need a breaking in period.
  • I have long, very narrow feet & a friend has VERY wide. New Balance is the only brand we've found with that range of sizes. If you can't find affordable shoes locally, look for an online outlet that gets discontinued models or close-out colors. I've seen $100+ shoes for $30ish, not just imaginary mark-ups either. Happy hunting!

    Even Nordstrom's Rack or Ross's get name brands at big discounts though sizes can be limited.
  • Jack Ramsey, what works for you won't necessarily work for someone else. My 18 year old daughter is a runner and wore Nikes for a couple of years. They had little support for her feet, legs and hips and she was always in pain. I took her to be fitted at a running store last spring. She ended up with an Asics stability shoe. It cost me $99 but eliminated most of her aches and pains.

    This is a good article that pretty much says what the guy at the running store told us.
  • This was a very informative article. Thank you so much!!
  • Thank you. I now know which shoes are the appropriate one's I should purchase. There will be a few different kinds to make the most out of what I want.
  • Of course, this is assuming you have a specialty store in your area that carries the brand of shoes you like, fit well, and won't cost the mortgage payment to buy them. Otherwise, you do the best you can. I don't have the money to spend over $150 on a pair of exercise shoes.

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