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Do high arches need arch support?

By Phil Clark / March 17, 2018

Run currently stocks 31 different styles of shoes and each one of them supports the arch. Whether you have high arches, low arches, or something in-between, it’s practically impossible to buy a shoe that doesn’t give some kind of arch support. The construction of the upper, the materials selected for use in the midsole, and…

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What runners should do about blisters on the feet.

By Phil Clark / March 10, 2018

The best way to deal with blisters is to avoid them. The best way to avoid them is with a proper fitting sock, made from the right materials, designed for your activity, and worn inside a properly fitting shoe. Socks should fit Look for socks with sizes. Just like you want shoes to match the…

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Can I race in my training shoes?

By Phil Clark / March 3, 2018

You can race in training shoes, if they are still alive. Shoes don’t last forever. And when they’re dead, they’re done. That’s a fact that doesn’t occur to everyone. Those that do realize it, have some questionable ways of deciding when a shoe needs to be replaced. Some will look at the outer sole to…

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Are expensive running shoes worth the money?

By Phil Clark / February 3, 2018

Absolutely. Because the technical running shoe may be the most comfortable shoe that you will wear. So instead of asking if expensive running shoes are worth the money, ask instead if really comfortable sneakers are worth the money. In-line technical running shoes can cost as much as $200. But they can cost as little as…

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Check out The Training Station Gym’s exciting take on Philadelphia Marathon training!!

By Phil Clark / September 28, 2017

Their latest blog post describes a one-of-a kind workout being used to prepare runners for the Philadelphia Marathon.  

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We Won a Best of Philly Award!

By Phil Clark / August 13, 2017

Run Shoe Store and The Training Station won best gym in Philadelphia for 2017. We’re psyched to be on this list for the second time! http://www.phillymag.com/best-of-philly/awards/gym/

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Weightlifting shoes are the best

By Phil Clark / August 8, 2017

When I seriously started powerlifting, I was influenced by the publications of Pavel Tsatsouline. He persuaded me to lift wearing Chuck Taylor sneakers, because they are flat. For a while, I thought they were the best shoes to lift heavy barbells with. Later in my career, I prioritized Olympic Weightlifting over powerlifting. I learned from…

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Sometimes the right fit requires people-adjustments

By Phil Clark / August 6, 2017

Tina, a nurse, came in with painful feet. She told me that she wore size 8 ½ shoes. Then she pointed at the shoes that she wanted to buy.   I measured her feet and said, “The bad news is that we don’t have the shoe you want in 8 ½. The good news is…

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The number after the name

By Phil Clark / August 2, 2017

“Welcome to Run, how may I help you?”   “I’m looking for a comfortable pair of shoes,” she said.   “No problem,” I said, “Do you currently wear running shoes?”   “Yes.”   “Do you like them?”   “Sure, they’re pretty comfortable.”   “Ok, which ones are they?”   “They’re the ones on the wall…

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Soccer players love tight shoes!

By Phil Clark / July 29, 2017

I’m in the habit of asking customers what sport they played growing up. It’s not the question that you would expect to hear during a fitting for running shoes. If I hear “soccer” or “ice hockey” or “football,” I usually predict that the person is wearing shoes too small.  People who came of age playing…

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