"I subscribed to your Health edition and am getting your tips everyday. Loving it. It's very well done." -Estelle
Read More Testimonials»

On the Diet and Fitness Blog

Work Your Body, Work Your Mind

It took me a long time to admit that I wasn’t successfully coping with my depression and anxiety on my own. It took even longer to come up with a plan to fight back against my own...

Read More About Work Your Body, Work Your Mind»

Our Getting in Shape Experts

Paige Waehner

Paige Waehner

Personal trainer and author of About.com's guide to exercise

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Gin Miller

Gin Miller

Creator of step training and a top fitness professional for...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Dr. John Spencer Ellis

Dr. John Spencer Ellis

CEO of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»

Meet all of our Diet and Fitness Experts»

News

The latest news on this change — carefully culled from the world wide web by our change agents. They do the surfing, so you don't have to!

Give Your Feet a Break

Your sneakers thud against the pavement. You’re working so hard to get in shape, but your feet don’t feel a thing in the cushioned, supportive nest known as your running shoes.

For every kind of physical activity, there is a shoe that fits those needs. After all, your feet are positioned differently during running or walking, as well as for golfing and hiking. You need the correct support to prevent injury and to get the best experience out of your new pair of kicks. It’s not all about having fancy shoes because it’s more important to be safe. But how do you know if the shoe fits your needs?

Sporting good stores have your normal classifications—running, walking, cross-training. But did you know that there are competition, trail and stability running shoes? So you turn to the internet, but where? If you have a favorite brand, you can make your first stop their web site. But if you’re new to the scene, try Zappos.com for a wide selection of shoes, available in a variety of widths for all of your athletic needs, or Eastbay.com’s selection of specialized shoes, even for toddlers!

Many sites offer shipping and returning deals, because the customer service team knows that selecting a size doesn’t compare to trying the shoe on and feeling its fit. It’s like bringing the sporting good superstore right into your home.

Posted: 4/14/08