Local shoe experts focus on runners’ fit

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Every day, more people lace up their sneakers and set out on the open road.

But new runners might not realize that if their shoe doesn’t fit or provide the right support, it could hurt their feet, knees and hips in the long run.

Local sock and shoe retailers said people often buy the wrong kind of shoe or wrong size, which can literally throw their bodies off balance and cause foot problems down the road.

That’s why a proper fitting shoe isn’t a one-size fits all deal, said Scott McLelland, a board certified pedorthist with McLelland Family Shoes. Full Text

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