Join Date: Oct 2004
Sportbike: Ducati Monster 900s,TT-R 125LE.SV650S, R6
Years Riding: 10
How you found us: ChicagoMonster,aka big Jeff
Please do NOT go to Sports Authority or any other chain store.
A running store will not only fit you depending on your arch, but will also observe you running, either on a treadmill or down the sidewalk to determine how your feet strike the ground.
Wearing the wrong type of shoe will put you at risk of injury:shin splints,ileotibial band, and knee injuries can all be avoided with the right shoe.
All specialty shoe stores I know of have a 30 day refund policy, even if the shoes are worn, because it takes actually running in them to identify problem areas, such as a seam rubbing a toe the wrong way, or if they just don't "feel right".
Also, shop for shoes at the end of your day, when your feet are the biggest.
A specialty running store can also advise you on proper running form, local running clubs,local races & events, and other gear-socks,sweat wicking clothing, etc.
Running is addictive-you've been warned!