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Did I buy the right shoes?

Doug James
Article written by: Doug James (podiatrist, physiotherapist and runner)

Top 5 signs you have the wrong running shoes

Starting a new year with new running shoes is a good idea. Running in the wrong shoes, however, is a bad idea. With online shopping we now have access to more shoe brands and models than ever before, and it can be difficult to know which shoe will suit your foot and running needs, particularly without the benefit of being able to try the shoe on before purchase.

Top 5 signs you have the wrong shoes

  1. Burning, tingling or numbness in your foot or toes
  2. Pain in your heel or Achilles tendon
  3. Cramping in your arch or calf muscles
  4. Soreness on the inside of your ankles or knees
  5. The shoes make excessive slapping noise when running

It may be tempting to save a few dollars buying shoes online, however buying the wrong running shoes may result in wasting hundreds of dollars and worse still – injury! It pays to have your running shoes fitted at a FromtheSole Wrongshoesreputable running store and by knowledgeable staff who take the time to fit you up based on your needs. Trying the shoes on before you purchase them as well as receiving advice from trained experts will help you rest easy and know your next run will be an enjoyable one.

In some cases it may also be worth consulting with a podiatrist to get specialist advice on the best shoe, particularly if you’ve been having problems with injury. At intraining Running Injury Clinic, our podiatry and physiotherapy team have extensive knowledge in footwear and can provide qualified advice to ensure your running shoes are exactly what you need.

At intraining, we are all runners and understand just how important it is to have the right tools for the trade (so to speak), which will help keep you injury free and running at your best.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, or would like to book a footwear fitting appointment with Doug or one of our podiatry team, please call us at the intraining Running Injury Clinic on 3367 3088, or book online.

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