Running Shoe Top Tips

Evening & welcome to #WellbeingWednesday. In less than 4 weeks I’m taking part in my next running challenge. On Sunday 26 May, I am running the Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon which takes place in beautiful coastal Argyll, Scotland.

A vital part of running is our trainers, so for today’s blog, I’m reposting some advice from my great running friend Tori…

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Tori has run hundreds of kms around the world & has about 30 pairs of trainers, so she’s more than qualified to talk trainers! Here’s her #5aday advice on choosing running shoes to minimise injury & maximise fitness & well-being.

  1. Always take at least a 1/2 size bigger than normal to allow for swelling and to avoid black toenails and other unsightly conditions.
  2. Always shop later in the day when your feet are more swollen. Morning they tend to be slimmer but later resemble a bulging sausage.
  3. Support your local running shop! Trying in store & ordering online to save a few ££s is not nice & the running gods will punish you!
  4. Even on finding your dream shoes, it’s still good to swap & change in order to avoid the exact same stresses & strains on your feet.
  5. Don’t dismiss colour co-ordination. Look good in a stylish outfit & shoe combo & you will train well & race better. Fact!

Thanks Tori for your words of wisdom. I’m all for supporting local running shops. My pick goes to Up and Running in East Sheen.

If you’re looking to be inspired, are an avid runner or simply enjoy reading, check out Fit Chick Tori’s blog here.

G x

By Sarah Mayo


  1. “Support your local running shop! ”

    I am by no means a runner, at best an itinerant walker but my local running shop has transformed the way I think about my feet. Now that I have typed that it sounds sadder than I intended!

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