Choosing the Right Running Shoe

Why are shoes so important to a great run?

If you’re an avid runner, you know that shoes can make a difference in your performance. You might even need a different pair of shoes for running on varied surfaces. Let’s take a deeper look into the reasoning behind investing in a good running shoe.

The shoes you wear can prevent injury

Running shoes are tailored to fit your foot for a specific purpose – running. A shoe designed for running may help to reduce the risk of potential injuries.  Even a good running shoe can break down due to wear.  It is important to monitor how many miles you have run in a shoe and to listen to how your body feels when running in a shoe.

How do I choose the right shoe?

When selecting an appropriate shoe, it is important to try on the shoes wearing the same type of socks you would wear to run.  Make sure you have enough room so your foot is comfortable.  You should have enough room for the width of your thumb between your longest toe and the front of the shoe.

If you’re not sure what type of shoe is best for you, you might consider consulting a specialist. Our Optimum Stride therapists are specifically trained to help with any type of running problem, whether it’s correcting your stride or recommending the right shoes.

Schedule an appointment with an Optimum Stride therapist by calling (402) 609-1750.

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