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3 Important Considerations When Buying Running Shoes April 10, 2018

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3 Important Considerations When Buying Running Shoes, Troy, Ohio

Whether you’re new to exercising or a seasoned veteran, purchasing the right running shoes is crucial to keeping your feet, legs, and knees healthy. Selecting running shoes isn’t as simple as picking out a color and brand you like, there are numerous considerations to take into account to ensure you get the best pair.

What to Consider When Purchasing New Running Shoes

1. Understand Your Arches

running shoesWhen it comes to walking or running, the arch of your foot plays a big role in keeping you balanced and supporting surrounding muscles. Arches come in all shapes and sizes, from flat or low, to neutral or high, and this can impact which running shoe is best for you. For example, if you have high arches, you’ll want a shoe that can support them to enjoy pain-free workouts. If you’re unsure about your specific needs, visit a specialty running store and speak with a professional who can help you find the right fit.

2. Shape & Size

Just like arches, the shape and size of an individual’s feet can vary as well. Getting the right fit is essential to minimizing blisters and even muscle strains. It’s important to keep in mind that just because you wear a size nine shoe in one brand, that doesn’t mean you’ll wear the same size in a different brand. 

3. Running Style

Another important factor to consider when purchasing new running shoes is how you physically run. Do you take long strides? Do you put more pressure on your toes or heels? Understanding your gait while running will help you select a pair of shoes that can accommodate your physical needs. Specialty stores often have the equipment to help measure your gait, so consider visiting one if you’re unsure of your unique style.


Up and Running in Dayton is the number one, full-service running shoes and apparel store in Ohio. The trained professionals have expert knowledge and experience when it comes to helping you find the perfect apparel and footwear. They also host races, running groups, and events on a regular basis. To find your fit or learn more about their services, call (937) 432-9210 or visit their website.

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