COMM 240 Blog Post #4

Running for extended amounts of time may be an awesome way to exercise but it is important to make sure that your body can handle the stress that is being placed upon it. One key factor that needs to be considered is the running shoe. Just as runners come in all shapes and sizes so do the feet that are below them, therefore there is not one best kind of running shoe. The only questions that should be asked by a runner when making a show decision is “Would this shoe work for someone like me?,” according to an article from Runner’s World.

It is important to remember that there are many options available when it comes to running shoes there are many brands and many different styles of shoes made within the brand such as Nike, Brooks, Asics, New Balances, Mizunos and so on. To find a shoe that is a perfect fit it is a good idea to go to a store that is specific for running shoes, in Utah there is one called ‘Striders’ where employees have you walk on a mat that can see where certain pressure points are in your foot and find the shoes that work best for your foot type. Store like these often times also have treadmills where you may test out your running shoes before any purchase is made.

Some people tend to believe that the shoes you wear can make you faster but the truth is that shoes may make you feel fast but the best thing they are doing is protecting your body from wearing it down because of improper shoes, according to an article from Runner’s World.

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