Section I. How to Get Quality Running Shoes on a Budget.
Use coupon code websites to apply for promo codes
Coupon codes help save money when making online purchases by offering free shipping, discounts among others. Coupon codes can be located via 3rd party search tools then used to score better purchase deals from the online retailer. Websites such as CouponFeed, Coupon Cabin, and Dealspl.us can help locate coupon codes and online retail promotions that can be utilized to find quality running shoes cheaply. Go try out your luck!
Shop at the Right Time (of Year).
Between January and April, stores use deals and discounts to drag people in as they’re making fewer sales due to heavy consumer spending during the December festivities. This is the best time to make purchases before the summer nears and demand for outdoor activities gear push prices up.
Compare Various Store’s Prices and go for Older Models.
Visit department stores, outlet malls and sportswear stores and compare the prices and deals offered. You may be lucky to find the department store offering the slow-selling items such as running shoes cheaply or the outlet mall using discounts to get rid of old models quickly. However, do not go for models for more than two years old as you want to keep in touch with the new technology.
Compare prices online.
While online purchases are discouraged, you can do so after determining the comfortable brand and size in physical stores. Online retailers such as Sportsdirect, MandM Direct, and JD sports offer up to 80 % discount, and you can locate the shoes you tested at these websites.
Section II: A Guide to Cleaning and Caring For Shoes for Endurance Athletes
A comfortable, stylish running shoe can motivate one to lace up and go for that morning or evening jog. Here are some key things to consider when buying and taking care of your running footwear
Tips for choosing athletic shoes for long-distance running:
When getting running footwear, one has to consider key features such as shock absorption capabilities, cushioning, support (how it grips the ground), breathability and protection features among others.
Getting shoes that lack these features lead to terrible running experiences that drain away endurance and enthusiasm because of injuries such as blisters, aching heels, and fatigue. While most sportswear stores have the conversant staff to assist with shoe selection, the best way to go about it is to be individual. Only you understand the level of comfortability and sensation you want from the shoes; therefore here are some tips to consider.
Online purchases vs. physical stores.
Since you are the leading authority on comfortability, taking the shoes for a test-drive is the key to knowing what you’re getting before making purchases. While physical stores have treadmills where you can test the shoes, online stores do not. Therefore, avoid making online purchases.
Color Does Matter.
Color does matter depending on your terrain. Concrete terrain requires black soles made from carbon for durability. White soles, on the other hand, are good for treadmills as they’re light due to the blown rubber material. The carbon in black soles makes them durable and heavy to withstand wear and tear.
Perfect Fit vs. Larger Size.
For long distance running, your leg is bound to swell. So, avoid perfectly fitting shoes and opt for larger full size with room in case of swelling. Additionally, the extra room adds to comfortability by making it easier to breathe.
Other tips to note include not going with friend’s advice, their strides are not similar to yours, and lastly, for marathoners, shoes with sleek soles help acclimatize to terrain faster
Section III. How to Care for Your Running Shoes.
Because replacements are necessary after every 300- 450 miles of use, things can get expensive. Taking good care of them, however, can help maintain durability. Here’s how:
Avoid using your shoes for multiple tasks. Running shoes are to be used only for running exercises and not walking no matter how their comfortability is tempting. Multitasking increases the exposure to sweat and bacteria that destroy the fabric
Take them on and off correctly. Don’t just pull and shove your feet into them without undoing the laces; it lessens their arch support.
After washing, stuff in newspapers to help them dry while maintaining shape
When cleaning, start by undoing and cleaning the laces than the insole. Use the brush to remove dirt from the shoes and clean with cold water with mild soap and rinse in warm water.