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Time for New Sneakers

As I prepare for the Susan G. Komen 3Day Walk for a Cure, I realize that I need to get some new sneakers to protect my feet. I need my sneakers to be functional and stylish. Normally, I buy sneakers when the price is right as I love a bargain. After doing a long walk, I realize that I need sneakers that are comfortable.

I went to the local sports shop and was amazed when I was asked various questions to determine which sneaker would work best for me. Sad to say some of the questions, I had no clue but I want you to be prepared when you go.

  • Your height, weight and fitness experience is easy
  • Will you use them on the road, trails or both
  • Arch Height
    • Use the Wet foot test to determine if your arch is flat, medium or high. Wet your foot and step on a piece of paper. The outline of your foot shows the arch height.
  • Motion Mechanics
    • Underpronator
      • Foot does not roll in, or rolls outward. You push off mainly from the small toes on the outside of the foot.
    • Normal
      • Foot does not roll in, or rolls outward. You push off mainly from the small toes on the outside of the foot.
    • Overpronator
      • Foot rolls inward significantly. You push off mainly from the large toes on the inside of the foot.
  • Foot Strike
    • Forefoot
      • Toes hit first
    • Midfoot
      • Entire foot hits at same time
    • Heel Strike
      • The heel hits first

I was glad that I went to reputable running store for shoes as many of these tests were able to be performed in store.  I encourage that you buy from a store that will let you try them out for a period of time to make certain they work for your feet.

The ones pictured above were suggested for me, which pair do you like the best?

 

 

 

 

 

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

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Welcome to the Silhouette Portrait – Let’s Get Crafty Giveaway!

Hosted by: Momma Lew

What is the Silhouette Portrait? And why do you want it?

The Silhouette Portrait is an electronic cutting tool that works with your PC or Mac. With a small blade, it cuts paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and more! You can use the included design software to cut any font on your computer, download shapes and designs from the Silhouette Online Store, or even create your very own designs up to 8 inches wide and 10 feet long!

Momma Lew recently had the chance to review the Silhouette Cameo. You can read her review here to find out more about this great crafting tool!

Now, how about you win one? That’s right! We’re giving away a Silhouette Portrait to one lucky reader!

Silhouette Portrait Package

This giveaway is open to US Residents, 18+, one entry per household. To enter, follow the steps in the entry form below. Remember: be sure to come back to complete the daily tasks for more entries! Giveaway closes at 11:59pm EST on 8/22.

Good luck!

Only Momma Lew was compensated for this giveaway. Momma Lew & participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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