Boston Marathon Winner: Investing in Running Shoes to Save Money
Achieve Fitness with Injury-Free Running
Amby Burfoot – winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon during his senior year in college – explains how a good pair of running shoes saves you money: even if you change your shoes frequently, running is a cheap way for anybody to get and stay fit, according to Burfoot in an interview with MarketWatch on The Wall Street Journal Digital Network.
As a strong advocate of healthy, safe, injury-free running, I’m going to advise that people should buy shoes that are in the $80 to $100 range, and consider it a very modest investment for what they’re getting back from their running.
Explaining why he describes running as “a very very cheap sport,” Burfoot says, “After you’ve bought your shoes, you can go without just about anything else.”
Right Way to Invest for Life
Burfoot also advises that you look at your investment in running shoes through the same depreciation lens used by a corporate CEO. “Amortizing your shoe cost is exactly the right way to look at it,” says Burfoot, “because the benefits of increased fitness are lifelong.”
And to pick the best pair of running shoes exclusively for you, Burfoot says, “Go to what we call a ‘specialty-running store,’ which has actual runners with real experience in the stores, and they’ll have dozens of pairs of shoes for you to try on and may even be able to give you a little bit of a running stride analysis to help you figure out the best pair of shoes.”
Best of Kentuckiana Sporting-Goods
You can figure out which running shoes are best for you at Ken Combs Running Store, where runners from beginners to Boston Marathon winners will find an expert team ready to help you analyze the right investment in running shoes exclusively for you.
Ken Combs Running Store is also where you can find great deals on all your favorite brands – New Balance, Saucony, Brooks, and more – for you to achieve fitness.
See why more people in the region say for your sporting-goods needs, our specialty-running store, Ken Combs Running Store, is the Best of Kentuckiana – come by or call us today!
Ken Combs Running Store
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Louisville, KY 40207
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