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Dr. Merrill's Top 5 Running Must Haves

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The right ShoeTemperatures are warming up which means perfect morning running weather! Have you been itching to get some new running gear but don’t know where to start, don’t know what is really necessary, or what brand of socks to buy? Being an avid runner himself, over the years Dr. Evan Merrill has found items that he loves and uses on a regular basis while running. We have rounded up his top 5 must haves right here for you.  

1.  Favorite Socks: Smart Wool or Feetures: These socks are great for a couple of reasons: They target your feet in specific areas where they need compression the most, and they are comfortable and breathable. When Dr. Merrill runs a race he always uses a new pair. He doesn’t do this with shoes but he likes to use running socks right out of the package.

2. The Right Shoe: This is different for each runner and foot type. Dr. Merrill’s Favorite shoes right now are HOKAS which are known for their lightweight cushioning. He also really likes Brooks.

3. Road ID:  Ever since Dr. Merrill ran into a tree and "saw stars and little birdies" circling his head he always has his road ID with him that his wife gave him for Christmas. Safety is key when running! 

4. Garmin 230 GPS Watch: Dr. Merrill loves this watch since it connects with your cell phone and you can track your runs online. It also picks up your location very quickly so you don’t have to waste a lot of time waiting around for your gps to get going. 

5. 2 in 1 Shorts: Dr. Merrill loves these and says they are very comfortable and less chafing than regular running shorts. The compression part is built in to the shorts making it one less thing to worry about buying. Nike makes a good pair as well as Road Runner.

Now that you’ve got some gear to think about, make sure to get moving and stay active! One of the best things you can do for your feet is to stay healthy and not be sedentary. At Southern Oregon Foot and Ankle, LLC we want to help you with your health goals as well as keep your feet happy and healthy. Make an appointment today by calling 541-776-3338 or by filling out our online form

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