If you’ve never been fitted at a running store, chances are you buy your sneakers solely based on how they look.
When it comes to strutting around the weight rack, it’s not a grave mistake. But walking or running in shoes that don’t fit quite right can cause serious harm.
“Overuse injuries include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, stress fractures, bunions, corns, hammer toes, and tendonitis,” says Chris Carter, M.D., sports medicine physician at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. And they’re not limited to your feet either.
You may be surprised to hear that the difference from Brooks to Asics to Nike is more than just aesthetics.
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