Friday, March 18, 2011
I'm still focused on the feet today, but of course, good feet are obviously essential to running. Here's kind of two tips in one.
When I went to the fancy-shmancy running store and had my stride evaluated, they recommended not only the pair of shoes I bought, but a pair of socks. I had never heard of wicking socks. I did not know that cotton socks can cause blisters, but now I know. I bought a pair of Bolega socks as recommended. They do seem cooler and comfy. At $10 a pop, though, I still only have one pair. (I saw them online for $8.95 but by the time you pay shipping might as well buy local.)
The second tip may or may not be helpful. But the shoes I bought were priced at $100. They were on sale for $80. The fact that they were on sale was not even a factor in my selection. Of the three pair the salesman recommended for me they were the only comfortable pair. I have a high arch. The salesman would have sold me inserts for $60, but with the pair of shoes I selected, I didn't need them. My daughter also bought a pair of shoes at the same running store. Although she paid full price, they threw in a pair of Bolega socks in her deal. So, you may not have to pay full price even at the specialty store.