That is until my hubby introduced me to Jack Rabbit. It was about 6 years ago, he had just taken up running (you can add that to a list of fitness hobbies, boxing is the latest). I went with him and naturally scored myself a pair (thanks hubby!!). Here's what makes Jack Rabbit everything I didn't know existed:
Ok, so now that you and your expert are acquainted it's time to get on the treadmill, no really they make you run. Nothing crazy, but avoid wearing those new skinny jeans that you can't quite bend in yet.
There's a camera hooked up to the treadmill and after snapping a quick video (don't worry about any jiggles crazy, they just get your feet in the shot) your Running Shoe Expert analyzes your running style and how you plant your feet in motion. Based on this they recommend specific sneakers and it didn't stop there. My guy also pointed out that I was overpronating while I ran, asked if my knee was bothering me--- yes! I’d been starting to wear a brace while running (slow jog would be more accurate). Therefor the shoes he was recommending for me had more stability and support. He also suggested squats to strengthen my knee to fix the overpronating.
When it's time to get a new pair of running shoes this should be your only destination.
Also check out Jack Rabbit Training. They have all sorts of classes to improve your running, swimming or biking at every fitness level. If I ever get myself to do a full marathon (doubt it) I’ll join the beginner’s team.
Locations: U Square, UES, UWS & Brooklyn