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Running is a great way to stay in shape. But the truth of the matter is, the sport can take a toll on your body, and if you don’t take the proper preventative steps, the injuries can rack up quickly.
With so many different potential running-related ailments, there’s no one method to ensure you’ll be injury free. Whether you find yourself hurting or not will depend on things like how much time you’re spending on the road, and the specific type of support your foot needs to function efficiently. Generally speaking, it boils down to whether or not you’re geared up properly (i.e. having the right pair of running shoe).
While there is no one perfect shoe out there that can cure all your troubles (surprise surprise), there are models out there that are designed to help reduce the risk of running injuries. The following is a list of five of the most common running ailments, and the shoes that can potentially help you avert them.
Gurvinder Singh Gandu is a New York City-based writer and wear-tester for Sneaker Report, and contributor to Complex Media. Follow him on Twitter @GurvinderSG for the latest in performance footwear and gear.