**Giveaway is CLOSED! Winner has been chosen! Congrats, Tirah!**
Did you hear? May is Sisterhood Running Month! Go read all about it here.
One of the first things you need to do before you hit the ground running, is find a good pair of running shoes. Yes, running shoes are an investment – you should plan on spending upwards of $100 on a quality pair, so think twice before you hit the clearance rack at a discount store. TRUST. The only thing between your feet and the ground for hundreds of miles will be those shoes, and if you skimp on quality, you’re setting the stage for pain, injuries, and lots of disappointment. With the pain, injuries, and disappointment comes the big Q word. QUITTER. You don’t want to be a quitter, right? Follow these simple tips, and you’ll be off and running with happy feet.
The best way to ensure a proper running shoe fit is to visit your local running store, where they’ll be able to analyze your gait and tell you which shoes you need. Easy-peasy, right? Well, if don’t have access to a running store (like me), you might end up going through a lot of expensive trial and error, so I’m going to share a few tips and tricks on how to choose the right pair of shoes for your feet.
Click this link right now, and read ALL of it. Trust me. When I was having issues with my feet, I realized that I had the wrong shoes, and after lots of research, I came across Running Advisor and finally found the right shoes for my feet.
So which shoes are the right shoes for me? The New Balance 760s.
They are very light weight, super-cushioned in the heel, and offer moderate stability control. A good overall shoe for a neutral runner like myself. I’ve worn them out for several shorter runs, and last weekend for my 10-miler, and I was jumping for joy after that run because my feet felt so good. That’s me, third from left! Check that air I’m catching!
About New Balance
New Balance began as a Boston-based arch support company in the early 1900’s, developed into a specialized shoe manufacturer in the 1970’s, and has grown to become a leading global athletic products company. Since the days of selling arch supports to police officers and waiters, New Balance has been a brand concerned with meeting the needs of the everyday athlete. Part of producing superior footwear and athletic apparel is manufacturing it to fit all widths and sizes, because a better fit produces better performance.
New Balance has provided the Sisterhood with a pair of 760s to give away to one lucky reader!
This highly responsive trainer has a performance fit and was developed for runners seeking premium cushioning and a moderate level of stability. The successor to the popular 769, the lightweight 760 features the TS2® medial post, ABZORB® in the forefoot and advanced N-ergy® cushioning in the heel to give serious runners an edge. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, and in a variety of widths.
Retail value: $99.99
How to enter:
- Tell us about your most embarrassing fitness related moment! Did you fall off the treadmill at the gym? Did underwear fall out of your shorts while you were on the elliptical? We want to know!
- For an extra entry, follow New Balance on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway! Be sure you’re following the Sisterhood on Twitter so we’ll see your tweet, and make sure to come back and leave a separate comment for the extra entry.
- For an additional entry, grab a badge, and blog about Sisterhood Running Month. Again, leave a separate comment for an additional entry.
- For one last chance at winning those awesome shoes, join the Run Sister, Run group in the ‘hood!
Giveaway will run through next Saturday, May 8th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. Winner will be chosen via random.org and announced the next day!
Disclosure: New Balance is the official running shoe of Team Shrinking Jeans, and they provided our team with 740 or 760 running shoes at no charge. We were not paid to write this post, and our opinions are our own.