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So it's time to get running this spring. But oh those running shoes, they aren't cheap! Do you really need them? What's so special about "running" shoes? We asked Karissa Johnson, the founder of Moms on the Run, for her quick take on the issue.
"Running shoes are specifically made for impact and forward motion. They're also designed to particularly accommodate different feet, and this is needed in order to support variety between people's arch heights and gaits. I recommend getting professionally fitted especially if you are new to the sport, to find the type of shoe that is best for you. Locally, we recommend the expert advice available from our long time sponsor Run n Fun! You cannot afford cheap shoes if you cannot afford to be injured."
This Training Tip Tuesday is brought to you by our Platinum Sponsor 361.
Do you prefer online shopping and you have already been fitted to know what style shoe is best for you? Consider checking out 361! This emerging running shoe brand in the USA offers cutting edge technology. You can try them out at Run n Fun, or, 361 offers 20% off and free shipping from their website to all Moms on the Run with code MOTR20. And as a one-time bonus, check your coupon in your season goody bag this year for a code that provides 20% off AND a free pair of performance socks! Learn more about our new 361 partnership here.