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Feet it my shoes?

I've noticed that my feet hurt when I exercise. I especially notice it when I'm doing very active things (dancing, Yourself Fitness, etc.). The shoes that I have are Adidas running shoes. They are about 3 years old, but not necessarily old if you know what I mean. Do I need knew tennis shoes? Is it because these are running shoes and I'm not using them for running? Should I invest in Cross Trainers instead and if so, what brands are good? Sorry about all the questions, but it's getting annoying that they hurt everytime I exercise. Thanks!

Thu. Feb 2, 11:30pm

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yep it is the shoes, go down to the a running shoe shop ( they have other shoes too) and get fitted for a new pair. You will notice a imporvement

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 11:39 PM

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Agreed-- The running store I go to told me that a good pair of shoes only lasts about 300 miles... If you are wearing them daily (and not just for exercise), the foam padding is probably compressed an unable to give you the proper support.

Running shoes offer the best support--better than "walking shoes"... That is what I wear for walking long distances and training for marathon walks and for jogging as well. :-)

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 11:51 PM

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You'll be so glad you did it! I have really enjoyed my Asics, but the best shoes depend on lots of factors. I really recommend going to a running store like Fleet Feet, or someplace where they really know the product and how it can help support you best rather than just what shoes are "in style."

Getting good shoes can really help your feet, knees, hips, everything. I'm glad you are asking about this, and I wish you luck in finding the perfect pair!

Friday, February 03, 2006, 8:36 AM

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Definitely replace shoes at least every four-six months (300 miles is a good guideline, but I have no idea how far I walk/run so I go buy months).

Running shoes are great for cushioning, but there are other factors like your foot shape that affect what shoe you should get.

Here is an article that may help:


Friday, February 03, 2006, 12:31 PM

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They also might be too small. The average person buys their athletic shoes a 1/2 size smaller then they should

Friday, February 03, 2006, 3:08 PM

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