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Here are guidelines for which shoes to buy, courtesy of the American Podiatric Medical Association:
- Choose running shoes that offer plenty of shock absorption.
- Look for shoes that are compatible with your arch type, whether it's high, medium or low. Meet with a podiatrist, who can help identify your type of arch.
- Get a new pair of running shoes about every eight months.
- Understand that good shoes can help prevent problems including plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, shin splints and Morton's neuroma.
-- Diana Kohnle
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