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How to tell when you need new running shoes

The buzz of your heart pumping, the feeling of your muscles working, the filling of your lungs with fresh air, the pain in your knees and hips...

What the heck? Is it time for a new pair of shoes? Read on to find out.

How to layer up for winter running

Running in the winter is tricky. You’ll be cold at the start, sweating in between, and FREEZING if you stop moving. Here’s how to layer up for success when running in cold weather. 

How to perform at your best as a masters runner
Once you're over 35, you're in a new category of athletics called Masters Athletics. Running as a high-performing masters athlete is slightly different than when you were in your 20s and early 30s.
Is Running *Really* Bad for Your Knees? Busting the Myth

Pounding your feet on the ground is often a major no-no if you want to keep your joints healthy. But is this true? Is running really that bad for your knees?

Changing Running Shoe Brands Won’t Help You if You’re Wearing the Wrong Size

If you’re wearing the same size shoes that your parent helped you pick out when they were still buying your clothes, you’re probably in the wrong size!  You might not need to change brands to find the perfect fit - here’s how to tell if you’re wearing the wrong size running shoes.

How to set realistic goals that won’t disappoint you in 2023
There’s nothing worse than setting yourself the objective of running a marathon in two weeks when you haven’t run a mile in ten years. Although it’s possible, you’re equally likely to injure yourself to the point where you never run again.
Packing Your Marathon Kit: What to Wear and Bring with You on Race Day

Well done, you! You trained for months and clocked hundreds of KMs. You picked up your marathon race kit. Next stop: the starting line on race day! 

This list will help you decide what to bring with you on the big day.

There are no more racing flats, only super shoes.

The purpose of racing flats is to make running more efficient and faster. They are lighter than other running shoes while providing less heel lift and support, allowing the body’s biomechanics to do their best work. But despite their benefits, racing flats are not without their problems.

The Best Sport for Beatin' Inflation: Running

Running is recession-proof, but how can it help you beat inflation? This article explains why road running booms when the economy is bad and how it can also help you stay on top of inflation! 

The secret to loving running

If you’re battling an injury, lacking motivation, or simply not achieving the results you know you’re capable of, you may resent the sport of running. In fact, running will break your heart. 


Here’s how you can love running again. 

The science of sweat: running and electrolytes

Every athlete learns from a young age that if you sweat, you need a “sports drink.” But have you ever wondered how electrolytes work and how many you REALLY need? 

Reasons to join a Toronto run club

Are you a solo runner? Why you should stop training alone and join a running club! Runners of all paces, experience levels, and motivation levels can benefit from running clubs, whether they have yet to find their crew or are just looking for the right motivation. 

What's new at The Runners Shop? Nike running shoes!

Nike offers a nice range of sportswear for all types of runners, from track and field athletes to marathoners. And you can now buy Nike running shoes in-store at The Runners Shop (374 Bloor St. W, Toronto).  

What is a running base and why does it matter?

What are the advantages of building your base before starting your next training block? Check out what it means means to build a base and why it is important! 

Ten tips for running in hot weather

Many have a love-hate relationship with summer running. Beating the heat is a challenge all runners face. Here are our top ten tips for hot weather running. 

When should you buy new running shoes for your event?

Is it time to get new running shoes for your upcoming race? Find out when (and why) you should buy new running shoes before an event. 

Top 10 carbon running shoes for setting a new personal record.
Carbon fiber running shoes offer a competitive edge even if competing against yourself. If you've tried carbon running shoes, you'll understand why. Here are our recommended top ten carbon running shoes for going fast!
How do you prepare for a race if you haven't been training?

Do you feel unprepared for an upcoming race? You’re not alone. In this article, we give you a number of different recommendations that will come in handy if you haven’t been training properly. 

The Carbon-Plated Running Shoe Revolution

In the running shoe world, we have recently seen a change that is one of those “no looking back” advancements. From the mile to the marathon, running shoes with carbon fiber plates have revolutionized the sport.

Choosing the best running shoe rotation for your workout.

You choose your wardrobe based on the occasion. So, it’s not much of a stretch of the imagination to consider that we could, and should, do the same thing when it comes to our running shoes.