Find a specialty running store in your area. If they don't have one, drive if you have to 100 miles to a store. I live in Macon Georiga, and there (we are finally getting one this month) wasn't one in my area. I drove up to Atlanta (80miles) and went to this specialty running store "Phidippides, and they were great. I tried on nearly 20 pairs of shoes. They did not waiver not once in their patience in helping me get the proper fit for shoes.
Make sure you wear some comfortable clothes while you are there, becuase you'll probably work up a sweat. I know I did and it was just back and forth running.
Randy was also right about getting the proper clothing to run in. Cool max shorts are the best. Nike makes em' but I'm sure there are others too. I have a pair of brooks running shorts that work great.
If you are on a budget, one thing you can check into is if they have a Target store in your area. Target has a line of cheap running clothing that ROCKS! It's called Dry-fit I believe. And at $8/shirt, it's not going to break the bank.
I can't stress how right Randy was to suggest that you get your gait checked (how you run: pronation, suppination, high-arch, etc...) You can even injure yourself if you have the wrong shoes. It'll be the best insurance against injury you can buy. That and stretching out and doing a warm-up walk before and after your runs.
Enjoy, and let us know how things are going.
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