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Finding the correct running shoe is more than how pretty the colors are. That is actually the very last thing that should matter.  When you are ready to get properly fitted for a running shoe, come to Good Sports. We will take care of you. There are a few things that you need to be aware of when choosing the correct running shoe.

1.Map your foot

Here at Good Sports Outfitters we have an Aetrex foot scanner that will read the pressure points of your foot. From there we can tell you the shape of your foot. How high your arches are, how wide your foot is, exact heel-to-toe length, etc.  Once we know the shape of your foot, we can more accurately place you into the right shoe.

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2. Get the correct type of shoe

Everyone’s foot is different. This also implies that everyone’s foot strike is different as well. The motion in which your ankle rolls with every step is a fingerprint that is unique to you. There are three types of shoes that will correctly align your entire body. If you would like a detailed explanation of how pronation works, this video below explains it very well.

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3. Find the right fit.

All different brands of shoes have different fits of shoes. They have rectangular, triangular, narrow, wide, high arches, medium arches, low arches. If you have higher arches, Brooks shoes are a good option to begin with. If you have medium to low arches we would start you off trying on some Asics. If you foot is a more rectangular shape we would start you out in a Saucony shoe. Each brand has its own personality. The point is to find a shoe that matches your foot shape, your foot’s personality.

4. Get the right size.

While this may seem like an overly obvious statement, we know from experience that too people are wearing the same sized dress shoe as their athletic shoe. Athletic shoes run smaller than dress shoes. You should not be wearing the same sized running shoe as you do when wearing a tuxedo shoe. You need to make up for the size discrepancy by going a half or full size larger than your dress shoe size (Typically).

The only way to truly know is to put the shoe on in the store. Of course! The best way to do this is to come into the store and we will properly fit YOU for the correct running shoe!

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Brooks Sports, the first ever to introduce a biodegradable running shoe midsole: BioMoGo. This is truly the most exciting environmental friendly creation to hit the industry. A non-toxic additive was added to the original MoGo compound that creates science between your toes. This new and improved product encourages the anaerobic microbes to munch away once it hits an active landfill which will degrade 50 times faster than that of a traditional midsole.

Brooks has even gone a step further with the release of the Green Silence. This shoe is an eco-innovation worth slipping into. 75% of the shoe‘s materials are post-consumer recycled! Let’s break this down so you can appreciate the intricate detailing that produced this fun little contraption.

The midsole is constructed of the biodegradable, high-resiliency BioMoGo foam, and unlike many racing flats you will notice it is quite bulky on the bottom. However, being recycled material the weight is impeccable and by having a thicker midsole this shoe will offer a wider base net for more inherent support. This racing flat is in it for the long haul, 26.2 will easily be mistaken for a 3.1 mile long run. A water-based adhesive connects to the 30% recycled rubber outsole providing you with cushion, durability and energy. As the shoe wraps up and around your foot with the synthetic overlays, you will notice the shoe is connected all the way around producing a secure glove-like fit while ensuring no discomfort of the movable tongues. . Asymmetrical lacing twines down your foot following the unique bone structure beneath your skin giving you the ultimate comfort. An EVA Soy-based Sockliner wiggles through the insole giving you the option of racing in cushy socks or going bare. A biodegradable collar connects to the insole at the heel, hugging your Achilles just enough to ensure no slippage. Sliding back down the heel you will find the Podular Technology that enhances each runner’s most natural gait. The midsole and outsole components were engineered to set the foot in the most efficient position. From heel strike to toe off the shoe will flex with your foot and give you as much energy as you put into it. The components of the Green Silence offer optimal performance. We have explored the Green Silence from end to end now it is time for you to slip into this light-weight racer and save the world one stride at a time. From laces, gills, and reinforced webbing to water-based adhesives and soy-based colorants the green silence allows you to make an eco-statement as you are making the ultimate health statement. Take the Responsibility when you take first place!

-Tiffany

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