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Think Pink: Walking shoes

(Photo courtesy Fleet Feet Sports) (Photo courtesy Fleet Feet Sports)

Cincinnati’s Susan G. Komen ‘Race for the Cure’ is Sept. 24, but several people will train months in advance.

Stacey DeJulius with Fleet Feet Sports Cincinnati has some tips to make sure you’re training with the correct attire.

Fleet Feet Sports is a specialty walking and running store with two locations in Blue Ash and Oakley.

They are training around 500 people to do the Flying Pig 10K, Half-Marathon or Marathon.  

  • Save your toenails!  Your walking and running shoes should be a half to full size larger than your everyday shoes
  • Shoes are good for 400 miles (if you count steps - 10,000 steps = 5 miles)
  • Shoes should never celebrate a birthday
  • All shoes are for different foot types (flexible or stable arches; flat or high arches)  It’s important to get properly fit for the shoes that will be best for your feet and your biomechanics. Getting fit for the right shoes for you will help prevent pain in your feet, shins, knees, hips and low back
  • COTTON IS ROTTEN!  Be sure to wear non-cotton socks to prevent blisters and callouses
  • All shoes are flat on the inside, so a great way to prevent injuries is to replace the cheap foam piece that comes in a shoe with a higher quality insole that supports your arches.  
  • 80 percent of women wear the wrong size sports bra. Sports bras should be replaced as often as shoes and should not celebrate a birthday. The right size sports bra will help prevent chaffing, soreness in the chest and sagging. You should never have to wear two sports bras!

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