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Fit Tip: Stock Up on Your Fave Sneaks

Finding the perfect exercise shoe is a tough challenge. Even though there are a couple brands I've had luck with, I always end up spending at least an hour trying on every type of sneaker made by every brand in the store, just to make sure I've found the best fit. Sometimes I even end up having to go to more than one store! Who has time for that every time you have to buy new sneaks, which for me is about every three months?

So I've started stocking up on a pair I really love. I'll buy sneakers I think are perfect, try it out for a couple of weeks, and if my feet are still happy, I go back to the store and buy one or two more pairs of the exact same sneaker. That way a new pair I know I already love is waiting for me when it's time to ditch my old pair. If you don't like buying the same pair because they look the same, companies usually make the same sneaker in a couple different colors. If you can't find them at the store, order them online, which can save you dough and a trip to the store. You can also create a sale alert notice for the shoes on ShopStyle. You might have to wait a while, but you'll save some dough too.

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fizzymartini fizzymartini 6 years
But don't they say that the support of shoes degrade over time, regardless of whether you're using them or just storing them? I've always suspected a little that this may be a good marketing ploy in favour of ever-new models, but I did read that from a reputable source... so that'd be an argument against stocking up too many pairs in advance!
superfoxml superfoxml 6 years
Yeah I had some running shoes I absolutely adored and stupidly didn't buy extras and--you guessed it- they're discontinued now, not to be found even on ebay. :(
lydialee_home lydialee_home 6 years
Yeap - happened to me. I wear Mizuno Alchemy series. I still like the Alchemy 7, but they no longer make it. My running partner bought 5 pairs at once, and then he wrote down the date on the inner sole of his shoes. He replaced it every 500 miles, and then he donate all his old running shoes.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
This is so so true. Saucony discontinued my fave shoe and I could have kicked myself for not stocking up when I had the chance!
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Good tip, Fit! I hate when a brand discontinues my fav shoe :(
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