You get a test drive when you buy a new car, why not when you buy new shoes?

Buying running shoes is always a big ordeal for me.

They're a big investment, financially and for your feet! Plus I have shin splints and I'm a girl so I care about the style too.

Which is why I was so pumped to hang with Melissa at Fleet Feet Sports in Rockford and find out exactly how to pick out the right running shoes, test run and all.

Huge thanks to the ladies at Fleet Feet for introducing me to some amazing running socks and getting me ready for my next running shoe purchase.

If you want to teach me how to do something, just let me know on Facebook, on Twitter or on YouTube.

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