Written on October 28, 2011 at 9:47 am , by Marla Horenbein
Being that October is almost over, we thought it only appropriate to end the month dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness on a pink note! I am normally not a pink person, but it is hard not to be during such a charitable month. My pink staple has always been hot pink sneakers. Whether the entire shoe is pink, or there is just a little hit of it in the laces, they’re fun, cool and keep me feeling girly while pumping some iron or running the streets of my neighborhood.
While there are only a few short days left in the month, there is still time to show your support for your neighbors, friends, sisters, mothers, daughters and any one else in your community by wearing pink during your daily workouts. Sneakers are a great way to add a pop of color to your look, and some of our favorite brands have some pretty sweet pink sneakers that I am definitely adding to my wish list!
- 1. Reebok Premier Zigfly ($100, reebok.com)
- 2. Nike Free Trainers ($85, nike.com)
- 3. Saucony ProGrid Kinvara 2 ($90, saucony.com)
- 4. Asics GEL-Blur 33 ($85, asics.com)
- 5. Adidas Marathon 10 ($80, shopadidas.com)
- 6.Brooks Glycerin 9 ($130, brooks.com)
- 7. Under Armour Micro G Stealth ($80, eastbay.com)
- 8. New Balance 890 ($100, shopnewbalance.com)
Written on July 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm , by Colleen Moody
I’ll be honest, in my early days of running my shoe choice was driven primarily by color. It had to be pretty, flashy, and make my huffing and puffing look extremely trendy. Once I started training for my first marathon however, that school of thought went straight out the window. I quickly realized I needed a shoe that could carry me through 26.2 miles without injury, not make me look like a shoe model for Foot Locker.
It’s always best to visit a running store to get fitted for your first pair of running shoes (most places will watch you run on a treadmill and determine the right pair for you based on how your foot hits the ground), but when I asked the pros at my go-to sneak store Jack Rabbit Sports for some general guidelines, here’s what they had to say:
- Running shoes usually fall into two categories: those that let the foot move unhindered through the gait cycle, and those that correct a runner’s gait.
- The first category falls into a neutral shoe, while the second is a stability or motion control shoe.
- Your arches typically determine what kind of shoe you need. If you have high arches, you’re more likely to supinate (your foot rolls to the outside when you run). Lower arches cause feet to overpronate (rolling in as you run). This is why having an expert watch you trot is important for getting the right kind of shoes for your feet.
- Pick a budget! Sneakers can run anywhere from $60 to over $100, so it’s important to know how much you’re willing to spend before you step into the store. Just because your friend has a pair of $120 shoes doesn’t mean you can’t find a less expensive pair that will be perfect for your feet.
Tell us: What’s your favorite running shoe?