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Why Shoe Fit Matters

One easy way to prevent common running injuries and improve performance is with appropriate fitting running shoes. Having a shoe that is the incorrect length, width, or category of support can lead to many classic running injuries such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and many others. Having your foot evaluated by people that have been trained in performing walking and running analyses, as well as the utilization of a Brannock Device, can significantly improve your chances of having a properly fitting shoe. Additionally, working with someone that has strong product knowledge can help communicate the design features of each shoe. This line of communication further aligns the correct shoe features to the person's performance goals, thus aiding in the process of people running farther, faster, or with increased comfort!


Bredan Copley, ATC, MBA, who works both as an Athletic Trainer in our Burlington Office and as a Run Specialist at Skirack, recently wrote a blog on the importance of a properly fitting running shoe and the Skirack fit process.  We liked it so much that we want to share it with all of you!


Check out Brendan's blog on the Skirack website by clicking here!


photo credit: Zach Walbridge