We spoke of that little race that came through town last week, and what better time to discuss a runners favorite accessory-their shoes! While I am by no means a true runner, I like to call myself a slogger (slow+jogger=slogger), I do put a few miles on my sneaks, and do have other feet issues aside from a lack of a good pedicure. I have found the mall shoes stores will sell me anything with a price tag on them, and my back is the one paying the price.
Enter the Greater Boston Running Company.
At the Running Company, we specialize in gait analysis for every runner and walker who comes through the door. The properly fitted shoe is the foundation for successful training. As part of our service, we will watch each customer’s foot strike as they walk and jog on our in-store treadmill. Using the skillfully trained eye or the video camera as a tool, our staff will observe the rate in which your foot is pronating. This will tell us which type of shoe is going to be the most beneficial and appropriate for the customer. This simple but yet very effective process is the best way to make sure you have the proper support and cushion to prevent injuries.
not my tush/legs..unless this is my dreams
They also have may-jah league running apparel, accessories and of course, shoes. Staff is knowledgeable and won't make sloggers like msyelf feel foolish for not running a 6 minute mile. In fact, they help out the walkers pick out proper kicks as well. I scored a sweet pair of Asics GT-2160's that keep my over pronating footsies stable on my long slogs, and look good to boot.
I visited the Hingham and Newburyport stores, and there is also one in Lexington. When I first got fit, I walked in wearing the complete opposite shoes made for my foot/gait. The difference was unreal. I felt like I was running on little pillows. Now instead of running to the local mall, I run to a Greater Boston Running Company and support the local economy as well as my feet.
As a side note, my girls and I got to try out our new kicks and participated in a road race this past weekend sponsored by Stonyfield Farms. Although it was raining, snowing, and freezing we had a great time! Well..most of us did...
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