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  1. Tom
    July 18, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

    Hi,

    I hadn’t really considered that running shoes my be bad for walking. I used to wear running shoes to walk the two miles into work. The downside of this was that they wore out quickly as I used to run in them too. I did notice that they wore out on the outside of the heel first. It caused me to have my gait analyzed to get the proper running shoes.

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    • Sports Send
      July 20, 2019 @ 5:35 pm

      Hello, Tom, and thank you.

      Great to hear about your benefit of reading the article.

      You are not the only one. It is many things to have in mind about things like that.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. Feochadan
    July 18, 2019 @ 9:02 pm

    You make a lot of good points here. I had never thought of the difference between running and walking or the shape of the foot! I think most just buy what is comfortable in the store (where there is lovely cushiony carpeting) without thinking of any of these factors.

    As someone with high arches, I’ve known my shoes were uncomfortable but didn’t think of the damage I could be doing to my feet just through normal motion. I need a new pair of “runners” (nope, walking shoes!) now so I will know what I should be looking for

    Thank you for the very informative article!

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    • Sports Send
      July 20, 2019 @ 5:46 pm

      Hello, Feochadan, and thank you.

      Great to hear about your benefit of reading the article.

      And thank you for your kind words.

      Shoes should always be comfortable, but it is important too to know what you have in mind when you buy it. We use shoes sometimes in different circumstances. But it is good to know what the primary purpose is behind it.

      But having said, it is very understandable that many/most people don´t know it. So that is way Sports Send try to info people about useful things to know when they buy or use items.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  3. Harry
    July 18, 2019 @ 9:04 pm

    Some years ago I had purchased some running shoes, but I’ve never really used them for running… Now, for the last couple of months that I go walking with my wife, I wear them, and I find them extremely comfortable and good for my feet.

    Besides the comfort, is there something else that I should look out for? Also, could wear the wrong shoe damage my joints in the longterm (knees, ankles, etc.)?

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    • Sports Send
      July 21, 2019 @ 3:33 am

      Hello, Harry, and thank you.

      There has been a massive development in making shoes. And it has its pros and cons. Mostly pros though. Because now you can buy running or walking, shoes for almost all bodies and with nearly all activity in mind!

      But cons because it is beneficial now to know what you should look at. More to think about if we can say so.

      I would not say it is dangerous to be in the wrong shoes, but it is not a question; it will help you to be in the right shoes with both performance and health in mind.

      I wrote an informative article about what to have in mind when you buy shoes with some tips included. You can see it here.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions.

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  4. Henderson
    July 18, 2019 @ 9:10 pm

    It is a really fabulous post… I didn’t know so much analysis went into the feet, positioning when walking and running. I used the show I used to jug in early mornings to take long walks too, and I didn’t see any problem with it. I think you’ll agree with me when I say if a shoe hurts when you walk with it, you shouldn’t try using it to run since there’s more pressure in the running. Thanks for such a great post. I’ve learned something new today.

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    • Sports Send
      July 20, 2019 @ 6:36 pm

      Hello, Henderson, and thank you.

      Great to hear about your benefit of reading the article.

      Yes, I am complete agree that if the shoes hurt you, don´t use it!

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions.

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  5. Wilson
    July 18, 2019 @ 9:16 pm

    Hey, thanks for the information! There really is so much to consider when buying the proper shoes. I have a pretty normal healthy arch, so I like to use running shoes that don’t have that much cushioning. I never thought of getting specific shoes for walking, so I’ll have to look into that.
    Would you recommend running those 5-finger style shoes? Like the Vibram? They may be bad for ankle support, but I find that it makes my foot stronger overall.

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    • Sports Send
      July 21, 2019 @ 3:40 am

      Hello, Wilson, and thank you.

      The Barefoot/Zero drop running shoes, the 5-finger shoes, is exciting but it is not for all.

      I recommend that you have a look at this article about it because I talk about the pros and cons there.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions.

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