Tri Training: Shoe Fitting

by This is Carrie on February 22, 2009

I had a shoe fitting at the local running store and apparently, these are the shoes for me. Luckily chartreuse just happens to be my new favorite color. Lessons learned:
1. My running shoes are one whole size bigger than what I normally wear and that is how it’s supposed to be.
2. Lacing shoes in different ways can help with different foot/fit issues.
Who knew?

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nhsmith55 February 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I found out the same thing about shoe size. But also in a wide width. Now I want to buy all new shoes!!

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Kage February 23, 2009 at 1:55 am

I think I actually did know that….b/c my parents did the whole fitting thing before training for the marathon.

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Mommymita February 23, 2009 at 6:01 am

Often we see moms “running” around town in their fresh running shoes and you know they are not training for anything because wearing a shoe that is one size too big is not that cute.

Also your “training” shoes will sure to get super smelly, wet, and muddy and wear the marks of all the mileage you will put on them. They will become trophies themselves

But the sad fact is I haven’t run more than a few 5 k’s since my last marathon 11 years ago. To prove it my last pair of running shoes have actually lasted me 3 years and fit cute and snuggly for my outings to the park and leisurely walks in the mountains.

Keep blogging about this though and I may feel the vibe and start running once again – maybe when the snow melts

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Kathi February 23, 2009 at 6:36 am

A bit of advice from big sis (and former triathlete). Whenever I found a shoe that I really liked, I would by an extra pair (sometimes two if the price allowed). Shoe companies are always changing their shoe models, so you may not be able to find your favorite the next time you go shoe shopping. This was very frustrating for me because I have very hard to fit feet. Eventually you have to choose a new favorite, but at least not every 4-6 months. Happy running!…and swimming and cycling! By the way, I’m proud of you.

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