For the safest running, your choice of clothing and shoes, the proper warm-up and cool-down, and your personal and medical safety are all important.
Wear comfortable, supportive running shoes to avoid injury. Buy shoes at a store that sells exercise and running shoes. If you need help selecting shoes, ask the sales staff for help.
Buy new shoes every 300 to 400 miles. Shoes can break down before they start to show wear. This could cause injury.
Wear the proper clothing in the summer and winter.
Warming up and cooling down will help you avoid injury.
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