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Find the Right Sneakers for You

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Find the Right Sneakers for You

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Find the Right Sneakers for You
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Boot Camp & Agility Classes
Who needs it: Fitness fans who do calisthenics on grass or pavement
What to look for: Sneakers that provide excellent traction and makes it easy to do fast foot movements with confidence. Also, shock absorbers in the heel and forefoot make plyometric moves less jarring. 

All-Around Gym Use
Who needs it: Women who divide their workouts between machines, weights, and classes
What to look for: A sole that provides a lot of side-to-side stability and traction without suction. Plenty of cushioning and a snug rub-free heel are also important. 

Trail Running
Who needs it: Runners who don't let rocks, roots or ruts get in their way
What to look for: A flexible plastic plate in the midsole and an over-size toe bumper so that feet feel impervious to rocks. For rainy day runners, a thick outsole and grippy traction prevent slippage on muddy trails.

Speed Running
Who needs it: Mild over-pronators or runners with a neutral stride
What to look for: A super-light, flexible sole helps runners get up on their toes and turn on the speed. Go for a shoe that's supportive without being stiff.

Distance Running
Who needs it: Runners training for a 10K or greater race
What to look for: A light, but supportive shoe with great traction that grabs pavement. A roomy toe box is crucial because feet swell during longer runs.

Walking
Who needs it: Dedicated fitness walkers
What to look for: Sneakers with cushion under the heel and a soft forefoot pad. If you walk in all weather, you'll need grippy traction to provide security on wet pavement.

Tip: To avoid arch aches and pains, buy new sneakers every 300 to 600 miles.

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