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Check My Running Footwork

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I was sent product by Nike in exchange for an honest review.  All views expressed are my own. 

I saw a show a few years ago that suggested that barefoot running (or something close to it) was better for your feet and legs than some of the expensive, heavily padded running shoes out there.

I’m not interested in running barefoot but I did find out that Nike has an entire shoe line called Nike Free.  These shoes are made of lightweight material, flexible support and minimal seaming to give its wearers a barefoot-like feel while running. It even has a molded sockliner hugs the foot for greater support and comfort.

I was dying to try it and as fate would have it, Nike sent me a pair of their Nike Free Run running shoes! (Thanks, Nike.)  I’ve used them a few times since I’ve received them and I must say they are the best and most comfortable sneakers I have ever ran in.  They are very lightweight and the sockliner provides the right amount of support.  They hug my feet just right! Not to mention, they are super cute!!

With my other running shoes, I would have to adjust my socks mid-workout to help my feet feel more comfortable.  Sometimes, the soles of my feet would feel like they were burning if I ran for too long.  With the Nike Free’s though, I just put them on and go.  No adjusting, no taking my feet out during my workouts to let them rest, no blisters on my feet…..nothing. I had better balance and just overall better performance.  Hopefully this will give me added motivation to start running as much as I used to.

There are some other running/workout shoes that I’ve heard great things about and I plan on trying out a few to see how they compare to the Nike Free’s.  For now, Nike is it for me!

What’s your running/ workout shoe of choice? Are you happy with them?