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  1. Darren
    August 12, 2019 @ 2:40 pm

    Great article. I wish I had seen this article a few years ago. I used to run in cheap trainers and eventually they caused me to get shin splints from not having the correct footwear. It’s worth spending that extra bit of money to get the right running shoes. Most local sports shops now allow you to trail running shoes and help you find the right running shoes

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    • Sports Send
      August 13, 2019 @ 2:55 am

      Hello, Darren, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

      Yes, if possible, it is essential, for your feet to get good running shoes. They don´t need to be so expensive.

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

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  2. Henderson
    August 12, 2019 @ 2:41 pm

    Wow, such educative post. I didn’t know in the past about gait patterns and pronation. I guess my feel overpronates in my shoes. I do love running, and sometimes the shoes can be the biggest problem. They can ultimately damage our foot. Now I know what to look out for and how to measure my feet to get the best running shoes for me. Thanks for posting this.

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    • Sports Send
      August 13, 2019 @ 3:05 am

      Hello, Henderson, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

      Yes, we need to choose the shoes we use carefully, so we have the most benefits of it. When I was reading your comment, I thought that this post could be useful for you. There are some excellent ideas about the type of running shoes. I think you could be engaging at.

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

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  3. RoDarrick
    August 12, 2019 @ 2:41 pm

    Overpronation happens to me constantly whenever I’m on my running shoes. I love my running shoes to be very tight as I love to feel my leg getting involved in everything I do, but then it does comes at a price since j do most times end up having a bad toe. But I have decided against that now, and I think I need to measure my feet and try the shoes on first before making a purchasing decision to give me an extra bit of space for my leg to be well balanced in the shoes.

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    • Sports Send
      August 14, 2019 @ 2:23 am

      Hello, RoDarrick, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

      Many years ago, the ideology, at that time, was that the running shoes should be very tight. But both knowledge and, particular, development of the shoes have changed a lot. So now it is important to have in mind that it should be comfortable to run.

      And that is, of course, very logic. If you feel comfortable, your performance and enjoy is much better.

      One part of it, as you mention, is to give the toes space. It is complicated to run, at least with benefit, if your toes are not good.

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

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

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  4. Dave Sweney
    August 12, 2019 @ 2:45 pm

    This is a question I get asked often by people that are just starting with running either a hobby for fun or as a part of their exercise regimen to lose weight or get in shape. They really worry about injuring their feet or ending up with blisters and pain that they have to live with during the rest of their day. They want to avoid this, of course.

    The advice on the fit is really helpful when it comes to how tight the shoe needs to be, as these parameters will determine how you have to tie the shoe to get a tight but not uncomfortably tight fit. If you do not have the right size and style, likely you will have to tie the shoe tighter than it should be to get it to stay on properly as you run.

    In my experience, it is also good to measure your feet before buying your running shoes and the tip on knowing the style of runner you are is helpful too, as it will help you get the right style of running shoe that is designed to provide the support for your feet. Great article, I have bookmarked and forwarded it as well! Thanks…

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    • Sports Send
      August 13, 2019 @ 3:11 am

      Hello, Dave Sweney, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Yes, I agree that it is vital to measure your feet before your shoes. It is an essential part of being in the right shoes for your legs — more comfortable and less risk.

      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. Jen
    August 12, 2019 @ 2:45 pm

    Thanks for this article. I think I got the right size of shoes, but sometimes when I am tying them, one foot feels tighter than the other. Do you have any tips on how to tie them both evenly? I end up having to adjust one shoe plus or minus a bunch of times, and it takes a while for them to feel even. Maybe my answer came later in your article when you said that one foot could be bigger than the other.
    My foot seems to like to be just a little bit pronated I guess. When I wear shoes that favor the pronation, it seems actually to help my knees. Do you think you could explain a little more about using the piece of paper to test what kind of arch you have? I could always look up a demonstration video on YouTube. So it’s okay. 
    Is measuring your foot that way always going to be accurate? I thought that some shoe companies measure things differently. That’s why I was worried to order shoes online. But I’d rather order shoes online because it will save me time from going to a store! 
    Anyway, thank you for your article. I always appreciate your website, and by the way, I just noticed your logo and it’s a very nice logo. Take care, and I look forward to reading more.

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    • Sports Send
      August 14, 2019 @ 2:54 am

      Hello, Jen, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

      I would not be worried about having them tied exactly as tight. The comfortable part is important, and it possible that there is a little difference in your foot, which is the reason for that there is a difference in how you tight them.

      I am afraid that I have explained the measure by using the paper in as many details I can. Sorry about it.

      I have pointed a lot of Amazon as it is very easy to change if the shoe sizes are not correct. Maybe it is good for you to use?

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

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  6. DerrAd
    August 12, 2019 @ 2:56 pm

    Your article really explains why I felt excruciating pain on my big toe when I jogged with my sneakers after lab work to my room. I wondered what was really causing that because I never felt any pain on a normal walk. Like you described it doesn’t have a flexible design to accommodate the wiggling of my toe during the run…that’s why I’ve had that pain for some time. 

    I guess I now have to change it for a more flexible one that fits your description so that it can serve for the two purposes: walking and running. This is an eye-opening. Thanks

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    • Sports Send
      August 13, 2019 @ 3:13 am

      Hello, DerrAd, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

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

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

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  7. crownwole
    August 12, 2019 @ 2:58 pm

    A dept of appreciation is all together for including what to be considered before getting a running shoe particularly getting top to bottom learning of shoe size. The recorded test to pick between movement control shoes and pick impartial padded shoes is educative. I appreciated the tips you gave on the most proficient method to be fit with yearly estimation of foot and picking a snugger fit to run quicker. Having thoughts of what to yet before getting it is basic. Helpful post, much appreciated

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    • Sports Send
      August 13, 2019 @ 3:15 am

      Hello, Crownwo, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

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

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

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