That doesn’t necessarily mean that you should wear it.
This past weekend the family and I went on a road trip. I made sure to pack some gym clothes because there’s no slacking- even on vacation. (amirite?!)
What I didn’t pack- was my running sneakers. I brought my everyday sneakers and I thought that those would be good enough for me to run in.
I hit the treadmill at the hotel and less than one mile in I knew that my Nike Free sneakers were no real replacement for my Saucony Guide 7’s- my real running shoes.
The shin splints started and they were debilitating to say the least. I pushed myself to go 1 mile and then I had to stop. I figured that trying to push through and do all 5 miles that I was supposed to do would do more harm than good.
I overpronate when I run and I need stability. I haven’t had any issues whatsoever with my running shoes thus far **knock on wood**. I’ve read both sides of the debate- that you don’t need special running shoes and that it absolutely does matter what shoes you wear.
This past weekend I learned that for me, it does matter and just because a shoe fits on my feet doesn’t mean that I can wear it to run. The proof? Is in the pudding. I ran 3 miles today in my running shoes and it was perfect.