Jogging & Running/running shoes

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QUESTION: What are some of the things that I should think of before purchasing running shoes? I sometimes run on hard surfaces and other times at uneven cricket ground. Which brands and types will be good for me? Can you tell me

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Dr George Tsatsos

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Dear Clooney,

This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Ukranian Village 60622, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says...
To select running shoes, determine which shoes will give you the most cushioning and best fit in the store.Anytime I seek advice on a personal product-I always test the product before purchase. A certain brand may work for someone better than others. Best to ask the person at the shoe store for 3 recommended shoes. Try them in the store for a minimum of 5-6 minutes each. Seek comfortable fit & stomp with one brand on one foot & another on the other foot. Your feet will make the decision for you. The varying terrain may keep you from shoes that lace higher. Just do a squat & whichever shoe feels better along with the other information will be best. Do not be fooled by claims of manufacturers.
A shoe that is a little stiff in the heel, breathes well and flexes at the ball of the foot & not the arch is a good shoe. Personally I prefer a leather shoe,for the durability & protection-but it's a little heavier.
Asics make good running shoes at a reasonable price.

Hope this helps & Good Luck!

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