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11 Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet

By Jonathan G

12/11/17 3:47 AM

If you’ve browsed the display racks while looking for the best running shoes for wide feet, you might get the impression that the design departments of major running shoe companies all subscribe to the motto, “By elves, for elves.” The display models seem to be gossamer slippers with narrow toe boxes built for someone who flits over fresh snow without leaving tracks. But runners – and their feet – come in all shapes and sizes. There are men and women, dwarves and wizards, even a few orcs and trolls—


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12 Most Expensive Running Shoes

By Jonathan G

11/12/17 9:04 AM

If your kid runs cross country, you know that sinking feeling. Your daughter is halfway through the season, but her shins are hurting and she needs new shoes today before tomorrow’s long run, so you’re at the local running store and she’s chatting with the sales clerk and surrounded by shoe boxes. Please, not the Asics Gel-Kayanos, you think to yourself—but she thinks her shins feel best when they’re supported by the top-end, luxuriously cushioned stability shoe from Asics, and you start wondering how much credit you have left on your Visa card. That’s right: expensive running shoes.


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11 Most Comfortable Running Shoes for Men

By Jonathan G

10/3/17 9:53 AM

When trying on a new pair of shoes, we imagine we're putting on the most comfortable pair of running shoes. But two weeks breaking in your new shoes, you're still applying band-aids beforehand to the spots that rub until the blisters give way to calluses; you're icing your knees and legs afterwards; and you're still slogging through daily runs in shoes so heavy that they have all the zip and responsiveness of a mid-sized coal barge.


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14 Best Running Shoes for Blisters

By Jonathan G

9/3/17 12:33 PM

If you run, you get blisters. So buy shoes that fit, wear a good pair of running socks, and hope for the best, right?

Not so fast. (That also describes your running if you’re dealing with blister problems.) Blisters from running are caused by moisture and friction. Problem number one: your feet sweat. Problem number two: your feet move.


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13 Best Running Shoes for Runner's Knees

By Jonathan G

8/4/17 11:36 PM

Chondromalacia patellae, patellofemoral pain syndrome, PFPS—if you’ve had runner’s knee, these are words that strike fear in your heart. At first you think it’s just a little soreness after a run, but left untreated, runner’s knee can stop your fitness plan in its tracks, force you to cancel your race calendar, and even make walking difficult. The good news, according to the Mayo Clinic, is that runner’s knee often responds to simple treatments like rest and icing, although physical therapy is sometimes necessary. But it can also help to buy the best pair of running shoes for Runner's Knee.


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