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Using the Right Running Gear

May 8th, 2012

If the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t wear it. It is that simple. Finding the appropriate athletic gear for running and/or working out can seem a bit daunting, but don’t let it be. Just be realistic about your needs and goals.

When it comes to doing anything with your body, you must take everything into account. We hate to be blunt, but just like getting dressed for work, a hot date or a gym work out, you must take into account how your body will react to the clothes that you wear. Your weight, the way in which you run and where you are extremely important. Whether you are running indoors, on the asphalt or cross country trails the wear and tear on your shoes will be different.

Running on asphalt will wear your athletic running shoes down faster due to the hard porous surface. The smooth indoor surfaces and softer dirt trails bell be easier on your soles over time. This is important because the quality of your running shoes will affect your workout, posture and impact on your joints.

You’d be surprised, but something as simple as tying a good knot can affect your run too. Read more here.

Lastly, with the help of Runner’s World’s Shoe Advisor, you can enter in your information to help find the perfect shoes for your style of running. It takes into account, the important factors mentioned in this article in addition to motion mechanics and foot strike patterns.

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