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posted 16 Dec 2010, 02:18 by Monash Running   [ updated 7 Mar 2013, 03:03 ]
Running magazines contain lots of advice on appropriate running gear, especially shoes.

Here are some of my suggestions: 
  • Wear fairly loose fitting, light gear 
  • Wear more in very cold weather 
  • Never wear new socks or shoes on race day 
  • Vaseline will help prevent chaffing 
  • Buy shoes from a running/athletic shoe store (not not because they 'look good!)
  • Stick to major brands 
  • A heavier shoe is needed for heavier builds (your body needs the support)
  • Seek advice for a shoe for pronators/supinators, or if you are prone to ankle/knee/hip pain 
  • Be prepared to invest in new shoes regularly once wear is obvious; sole & heel counter investigation will indicate excessive wear