Mistakes A Runner Makes While Buying A Shoe


Mistakes A Runner Makes While Buying A Shoe

Staffs at specialty stores are always finding customers making the same mistake. Buying the wrong kind of shoe can be detrimental. Harming your posture, muscles, and even your performance. For A Runner it is absolutely grave that they get the perfect shoes. Best fitted for their use, comfort, and style. When you pay all that money for buying the perfect pair. It is only fair that they last you long. Take you through the hardships in running. Be your best partner in training.

Common Shoe Buying Mistakes A Runner Makes

Buying For The Looks

Majority of people are into fashion. Into what is trending in style. But for runners and trainers, it is a blasphemy to buy gears based on looks! For athletes, it is best suited to choose shoes that enhance performance. That fits like a glove. That is durable and comfortable. And most importantly that protects their feet from injury. Ensuring optimum shock resistance.

Mistakes A Runner Makes While Buying A Shoe
Mistakes A Runner Makes While Buying A Shoe

 Buying Ill fitted shoes

The gravest mistake that you can ever commit is getting a shoe that is a size smaller.  It is even worse than buying a size up! They not only retard your performance. But also, make your feet prone to toenail injuries, blisters. They restrict the movement of the foot inside the shoe. Thereby inhibiting mobility. Making it susceptible to sprains. Tight shoes can also retard blood circulation. And I possible cannot stress enough on the problems of getting a tight shoe!

Shopping At The Wrong Time Of Day. 

Considering all the weird things our bodies go through. Would you believe me if I say your foot size can vary along the day? That’s right! Your feet tend to swell during the morning. And tend to stay so till evening. Which states why it is safer to pick an appropriate time of the day to get your shoe fitted!

Stop Assuming Your Shoe Size!

It is no surprise that shoe sizes differ. Not just during the day. But also in various different brands and stores. A 7 in a Nike can vary for an Adidas! These happen mainly because of the use of different material, silhouette, and even structure. Some follow the metric scale while others in feet. Therefore, it is necessary that you get your foot measured. Every time you get a new pair!

Mistakes A Runner Makes While Buying A Shoe
Mistakes A Runner Makes While Buying A Shoe

Final Tips For A Runner

  • It’s advisable to go to a specialty running shop rather than a department store. The monitoring of a salesperson is important. And more importantly for them to be well informed and educated regarding the anatomy of the shoe.
  • You may think you know your size, but by now you know. It is essential you get your feet measured each time you buy new shoes. Your feet can change over time, and one model or brand’s size or fit can be drastically different from another’s. 
  • It is best to carry along socks or any other accessory inserts that you wear with a shoe. To get more appropriate insight on the fit of the new shoe.
  • Shoes should be replaced every 300 to 600 miles. Keeping a track of the date that you bought them bodes smartly.
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