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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 has come out with the next evolution of their Trance series, the Trance 11. This support shoe features a full length caterpillar crash pad that helps smooth the ride from heel to toe.  The trance has always been one of the more cushioned support shoes by brooks.  The 11 is no exception.  With full length Brooks DNA cushioning, the new shoe provides the maximum amount of comfort. The shoe was just released on with the start of the new year on January 1, so you’ll find us here at Good Sports to be stocked up on sizes. For the people looking for something new to try, or just those who find it’s time to replace their old Trances, stop by and see us!

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Asics Kayano 18

The Kayano series by Asics has reached the next stage in it’s evolution. Stepping into it’s 18th year of production, the new Gel Kayano 18 has dropped some weight as well as revamped it’s look.

For those of you who have stuck with the Kayano series, this new model is sure to impress. You still get that great gel cushion under both the heel and fore-foot area as well as the posting on the inside of the shoe. This model uses the new Dynamic DuoMax support system which is one of the areas where Asics has been able to shave off some weight.

They’ve also started using some new material in the upper, Biomorphic Fit, as well as the new Heel Clutching System.  These two provide a better fit that contours to the foot better.

The new Kayano 18 is available for both men and women. We’ve just started stocking them at our DeZavala location, so stop in and get fitted.

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