Running Shoes for the Naval Academy


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Jul 7, 2008
If one is lucky enough to be selected, what is the spec on the running shoe that you bring with you? Would like to break some in and have them ready.
No spec - just mostly white, and even that is subjective. What I can tell almost anything goes.
I don't know anything about this from the Naval Academy side of things...

But, I have been running cross country + distance track for the past few years, so I'll speak from that side of things. Its not so important that you get a particular brand/model of shoes. Go to a running/athletic shoe store and ask if there's someone there that might be able to point you in the right direction for a shoe. If you have old shoes you've run in, bring them, they can show what shoe you might need. Make sure to try on a few pairs before you buy any.

Besides that, you normally don't really have to break in shoes. They can be a little stiff when you first get them, but you'll get used to them/build calluses as needed pretty quickly. It's nothing like hiking boots though.

Hopefully that helps.