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A Proper Shoe Fitting

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Beth

    Yay Brooks!! That’s the kind I wear and loooove them.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Cool! Which Brooks do you wear?

  2. Ivie

    I have brooks too. The Addiction style.

    Here was my story when I bought them:

    They are based out of Bothell, WA, so not only are you supporting your local store, you are also supporting a NW brand.

    I had to get a mens size and about 2 sizes bigger than I am used to, due to my flat wide feed. I have, just in the last few weeks, been getting blisters on my arch – when running longer distances. I might need to get new foot beds.

    Enjoy your new shoes!

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Awesome! I had no idea they were a local brand. I feel even better about my selection.

  3. Kellie

    I was fitted and found out that I overpronate. I also went up from an 8.5 to a 9 too. I did loose toenails when I had an 8.5 and my toes are fine with 9s. They make me feel like I have huge feet, but at least I still have my toenails.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Did you ever trip over the shoes being a bigger size? That’s one of my concerns.

  4. Angela

    I love my Brooks shoes – I get the Ariel because I overpronate a lot and as more than one medical type person has told me, I have zero arch. Basically I’m nearly walking on the side of my foot, lol.

    I ended up with these shoes because of a recommendation from my physical therapist. I’m on my second pair at this point.

    When I was fitted for my shoes I ended up finding out I should be wearing an 11.5 women’s – now that’s a hard shoe size to find!

  5. fattiefatterton

    I was fitted at our local store, Frontrunner. I actually supinate – walk on the outsides of my feet. It’s because I have Barbie Doll feet – very high arch.

    I love my Sauconys. They eliminated my back and knee pain immediately.

    I’m so glad that you found the right shoes. Makes a world of difference. 😀

    1. hundredtenpounds

      It’s amazing how a GOOD pair of shoes can make all the difference!

  6. blondeviki

    I’ve just done this too – I’ve developed runners nail from having trainers that weren’t good for running in and went for an assessment for new trainers just like you.

    I ended up with a pair of Brooks too – the Adrenaline GTS10. They are like walking on air and though the guy in the shop warned me that the first couple of times i run in them my legs might ache a bit from my pronation being corrected, it’s been fine! They are like walking on air 🙂

    Enjoy the new shoes!

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Thanks for the tip! That’s great to know.

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