The importance of good running shoes cannot be emphasized enough! Here are some common reasons (i.e. mistakes) that other have been overheard saying when making a shoe purchase:
- They are my favorite brand
- I read that they were good
Although all of the above might be valid, ultimately, nothing beats actually trying the shoes on and seeing what works for YOU.
Each person is different and what might be a good fit for one person might not be for another.
Everybody's feet belong to one of the 3 categories: Normal, Flat or High Arched.
Depending on which category you belong to, the "best" shoe for you might not be what you expect!
There is a simple test to determine what type of feet you have, and there are numerous specialty stores that will watch you run and walk and recommend a shoe that best suits your needs.
Learn more about normal, flat and high arched feet here.
Ultimately, don't skimp out on shoes. Your feet will thank you later!
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Running in San Francisco - Shoes & Gear
Once you've settled on the shoes, don't forget socks to go with them. Not all socks are created equal.
Try to avoid 100% cotton socks. The problem is that once they get wet, they stay wet (meaning that potentially you will be running with wet and cold feet). Stay with synthetic in this case as they will help to absorb any moisture.
In terms of clothing, when you start out, the most important thing is comfort. Remember, the key here is not how you look, but how you feel.
Once you start getting into the swing of things, you might decide that a cotton shirt is too sticky or does not help keep you cool.
In this case, as mentioned earlier with socks, it might be best to stick to something synthetic as it will absorb sweat better.
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Although they are not in San Francisco proper, we at Running in San Francisco are big fans of The Runner's High.
Located in Menlo Park, CA, their staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and very laid back.