By Charles Gallagher

Don’t run in old shoes and don’t run in new ones either. If you have been running all winter in the same shoes it is probably a good idea to get a new pair. The rule of thumb is change your shoes every 500 miles. I also recommend if you have any sign of an early injury change your shoes. What I mean by early injury is knee pain, shin pain, foot pain or just discomfort any were.

Get the right shoe for your foot, fit the shoe to your foot not your foot into the shoe. Let yourself have a little more room in the toe box too. This will allow for the swelling that your feet will undergo during your runs.

A Shoe for Every Foot” by: Kirk M. Herring, D.P.M. F.A.C.F.A.O.M.