I went to The Runner’s High in Pinecrest today to buy a new pair of running shoes. While I was listening to the salespeople talk to different customers about shoes specific to their needs, I thought that buying a pair of running shoes is similar to buying a home, though obviously on a much different scale.
1. There is a running shoe for every runner. Whether you over-pronate, have high arches, flat feet, run on trails, “barefoot”, or in marathons, there is a shoe for you. Same thing with a home. Whether you are a city person, country person, prefer single family, townhouse or condo, there is home that fits your needs.
2. Not every shoe is a good fit for every runner. Same with a home. For some homeowners 1500 square feet seems like a lot of space and others can be tight in 10,000 square feet.
3. How you run will determine which shoe is best for you, how you live should determine your neighborhood and type of home.
4. Change is good! Depending on how far and often you run, you should change your shoes every six months. On average, homeowners move every 5-7 years.