What shoes for a treadmill?
October 25, 2012 4:38 PM Subscribe
What kind of shoes should I get for walking -- and hopefully eventually running -- on a treadmill?
posted by Wordwoman to health & fitness (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A few years ago, I started walking/running on a treadmill, but within a couple of months my knees started to feel perpetually sore and I reluctantly abandoned the whole endeavor. At the time (pre-Metafilter membership!) I asked my doctor about it, who shrugged and said that's not uncommon in people my age (50ish at the time). It occurs to me that perhaps that was a bad answer and that the solution lies in getting better shoes. What do you recommend? Any other suggestions for using a treadmill without pain? (Note: I'd like to buy online. To put it mildly, I do not have a runner's body and the idea of going into a running store is too terrifying.)