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Do you wear the same shoes when walking and running?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I just recently started out again walking more often, and have added a bit of a jog into the routine as I prepare for the virtual 5K walk/jog at the end of Oct. I didn't bother with running shoes yet because the jog portion of my training was only very short distances at this point, but boy, was it tough. With the extra weight I'm carrying around, I could barely lift my feet off the ground and it actually felt like I was going slower at the jog than when I was walking. Enough of that!

Read more at "Can I Run in My Walking Shoes?"
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  • BRETT_DAY1981
    I do not wear the same shoes for walking and running. I have a pair of Pearl Izumi's for running and was properly fitted for them. It makes all the difference when running, but that's just me. As long as the shoes you have fit correctly they will be just fine :)
    2016 days ago
    EWEFLUFFY, I just sent you a msg, but for anyone else reading, it's best to go to a GOOD athletic shoe store that will sell you what YOU need, and not just what is most popular or recommended by someone else.
    2016 days ago
    Since your blog started with wearing the same shoes either walking or running.

    I have a question for any of you. Are walking shoes and running shoes different as to where their support points are? I got a pair of running shoes for the first time (I don't run, I walk only about 3mph) but it seems that my heel goes down further or something than when I wear regular walking shoes. I'm curious as to what you all think the differences are OR if there are any differences in performance??

    I'd appreciate a spark msg or something from any of you that could enlighten me.. Thanks. Betty
    2017 days ago
  • SUSANS706
    I wear the same shoes, but replace them often.
    2017 days ago
    I had my feet fitted for running shoes when I started 5k training. I also used them to walk in. It made a difference.
    2017 days ago
    I don't run so I can't say, but I wanted to let you know I read your blog! I think it's great that you are doing things like jogging even if it isn't easy. I have read that the shoes need replacing due to wear even if they still look pretty good. If you try on some new ones and they feel heavenly, your old ones have probably lost their ooomph.
    2017 days ago
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