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Let’s talk about shoes!

Running shoes, that is! (What do you think this is, an episode of Sex and the City?) If you want to get into the habit of working out more often, you’ve got to start with the basics – comfortable shoes that won’t have your feet aching before you even start pounding the pavement. So shake a little change out of that Louboutin savings jar, because it’s time to pick out a pair of practical running sneakers that may not exactly match your favorite cocktail dress but will at least help to make sure your bod looks fabulous when you slip it on.

Finding the right pair of running shoes starts with knowing your own feet. Do you have a high arch, or flat feet? Do you run with your toes facing inwards or outwards? Do you hit the ground with the outer edge of your foot or the inner one? Or, more likely, do you have absolutely no idea?

If you’re never thought much about how you run, don’t fret – a professional at an athletic shop can help examine your tootsies and pick out the perfect pair of kicks. The salesperson will measure your feet, then watch your jog a few yards (or record you on a treadmill!) to determine your running style. Then she’ll pick out the right pair of shoes to help you enjoy a comfortable workout with the least risk of injury.

And ladies, we know it’s tough, but now’s no time to worry about fashion. Better to get comfy shoes in an ugly color than the cute kicks that’ll give you blisters.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing lrstewar@gmail.com.