On 11 News Live Today Reporter Lisa McDivitt pounded the pavement and stopped at a local shoe store to find out what to look for in a good running shoe.
Depending on what you do to work out your footwear can be key to your success. This is particularly true if you run.
Whether it's providing support on the treadmill, or protection in the elements, finding the perfect running shoe for you is essential.
Although it's tempting to pick a shoe based on style, a running shoe needs to fit you just right. So if you're in the market for a good shoe that will protect your feet and be a purchase that will last, there are things you'll need to know before you go to the store, and you have every right to take your time picking the right shoe for you.
One way Brown's Shoe Fit, on downtown's Main Street, fits their customers with the right shoe is by video taping the runner on a treadmill. Then, you have the chance to analyze your gait, and find out where the shoe you're buying will need to give you support.
Also, Greg Palmer of Brown's Shoe Fit says, finding the right size is really important. Be sure to measure your foot, and find a running shoe that fits you at the widest part of your foot - not your toe. That way the support is where you need it, and you won't be spending all of your energy and muscle power on keeping your shoe on right.
Click the link below to get some advice from Fitness Magazine about how to find your foot type, and more information about how to pick a shoe based on your needs and running style.