If you run, the proper size can prevent pain in the toes, hammer toes, blisters, and even back pain. Sizing a running shoe can be as easy as following our instructions in this video.
The problem with athletic and running shoes is that they are often 1/2 to a full size different than most regular shoes, depending on the factory they were produced in. This has resulted in many runners buying shoes by size instead of by fit. By watching this video, you will no longer be likely to make this error for yourself or your family.
Men’s Journal has an interesting article you will want to read entitled
9 Signs Your Running Shoes Are the Wrong Size
by Rachael Schultz
If you’ve never been fitted at a running store, chances are you buy your sneakers solely based on how they look.
When it comes to strutting around the weight rack, it’s not a grave mistake. But walking or running in shoes that don’t fit quite right can cause serious harm.
“Overuse injuries include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, stress fractures, bunions, corns, hammer toes, and tendonitis,” says Chris Carter, M.D., sports medicine physician at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. And they’re not limited to your feet either.
You may be surprised to hear that the difference from Brooks to Asics to Nike is more than just aesthetics.
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“The beauty of having so many running shoes in the market is that we all have unique feet and we run and walk on them differently,” says Phil Anthony, run specialty channel manager at running shoe brand 361 USA.