Fittings are free so it doesn't hurt to go and see what they suggest. The biggest suprise I had was that you're suppose to get shoes a half size or even a full size larger than your usual shoe size. I had several blue toes before I found this out :) They told me I'm supposed to be able to put about a thumb width between the end of the toe and my actual toe.
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not all stores are expensive. I was fitted and got a pair for $85 and my second pair was 1/2 off. Then I went on line and bought another pair of shoes for $35 and walked around and jogged like I did at the store and they felt great, so I kept them.
get fitted, then try on all kinds of shoes and find 'the' pair and then go online to runningwarehouse or another online store so you can save $. Also, our little running store always has clearance items-ask what they have for under "x" $. Tell them that's all you have to spend~ Enjoy this running journey!!!
Now i did search and saw that most people recommend getting fitted at a running shop. i do like this idea, however, as a beginner i dont know if i'm willing to spend $100+ on shoes at first. does anyone have a good recommendation for a starter shoe?? i would imagine my first month or so will be a combo of walking/jogging, but i know i need a little more support than my regular shoes are giving me now.
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