• November 14, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I walk and run with dogs for my neighbors sometimes.  I plan to do it as much as I can in the winter but I don’t want to bust up my feet, joints and back from wearing the wrong shoes.  How do I find the right ones without getting ripped off?

  • November 18, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Running shoes meant for winter aren’t the same as ones for summer.  THey do exist, to a certain extent, but by nature, they can’t be as light or flexible because they have to be heavier to keep your foot warmer and to make sure you ahve traction and don’t slip as easily .  I don’t find them as good and they’re very expensive.

  • November 27, 2015 at 12:30 am

    You could just keep your regular running shoes and just stay indoors.  There is a gym in my local community center.  YOu might have one near you too depending on where you live.  Malls are great before full out opening hours, too.

  • December 10, 2015 at 1:47 am

    I hope I’m not too late to put in my 2 cents, but I’ve been reading up on this, too and I’ve found out that there are running shoes meant for winter.  There are some that are so designed for winter that they have spikes built into the soles so they will grip right into ice and snow.

    There are a lot more people out there who run in the winter now so companies have been putting out some pretty great options.  THey’re not meant for running in deep snow or temperatures that are hugely below freezing to the point that cities put out warnings.  But Nike, Adidas and Ryka among many others have them out this year.  They’re usually aorund the same price as a very good pair of running shoes for the rest of the year.

  • September 29, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    You could try just switching up the socks.  Wear a thermal sock over another thinner sock and just loosen the laces a little to make room for the added padding.

    To keep your toes dry you can also make your athletic shoes waterproof by getting that waterproofing material you spray on tents. This should work well. Let me know how it goes!