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Road Bumps

The Gear: Is it really necessary to size your running shoes up one half size larger? The general consensus on the web seems to be yes. Feet swell, particularly when they are running long distances over uneven terrain. Sizing up a half size is supposed to combat blisters and tightness. This week I splurged, on new shoes for my big day. I had reached the halfway mark and so I decided to hit Road Runner Sports to see what they had in stock. I had already done a bit of research. I have high arches… I determined this by wetting my feet and standing on a piece of construction paper. Very little of my foot actually touches the paper and makes a mark thus signaling a high arch. High arches demand arch support and a lot of cushioning. I have always been a runner but generally averaged about 7 – 10 miles per week. I have experienced some difficulties because of my high arches before, but more on this later. Road Runner does a thorough …