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Informative Speech: How to Buy a Running Shoe

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Informative Speech: How to Buy a Running Shoe

Purpose: To teach people how to buy a running shoe.


Has anybody here ever walked into a shoe store looking for a running shoe? You were probably dazed and confused because there were just so many different brands and styles to choose from. Now a days, shoe stores stock their running sections with different brands and styles. If you are one of those people who has not been shoe shopping in years, then prepared to be shocked. Technology and designs of running shoes have changed drastically. Running shoes are better than ever now, due to these changes. Also, with all the different name brands such as Asics, Brooks, New Balance, Nike and others, you can assure yourself your are paying for a quality product.

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Now it is just a matter of finding the right shoe for you. Today, I hope to show you how to find the right running shoe for you by getting the right fit, determining the type of foot you have, and the type of shoe to look for.


I. Fit of the Shoe

A. Get feet measured.

1. Always measure both feet.

2. Measure width of both feet.

3. Measure length of the arch.

B. What to do when preparing to buy shoes.

1. Buy shoes in the middle of the day when going to buy shoes. (BLOOM.)

2. Wear the socks you plan to run in. (Allison)

3. Run up and down the store with the shoe on. Get a feel of the shoe



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