Get advice on finding the best buy for your feet. By Elizabeth Laseter
Finding the Best Fit
Runners take anywhere from 1,200 to 2,000 steps per mile—the impact created is four to five times your body weight. Considering that most of this occurs on concrete or asphalt surfaces, proper support for your foot is extremely important. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned racer—running shoes are the most important piece of equipment you’ll need. We interviewed running shoe expert Jeff Martinez, manager of The Trak Shak running stores in Birmingham, Alabama. Read on for his top shoe-buying tips.