I wanted to share why Dash Sports is my goto spot for running shoes and gear in Orlando!
As you have seen, I am gearing up to run the RunDisney Wine and Dine! As the media ambassador for Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando, I am raising funds and awareness about Second Harvest while prepping to run the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando in November! To learn more about my run to help #outrunhunger, and to donate toward my goal of providing 12,000 meals to those in Orlando who need it, click on this link!
I heard about Dash Sports from some friends at the gym when I told them about my issue with my knees hurting on long runs. They told me to go check out Dash Sports in Cleremont for two reasons. The first reason was the fact that they are super knowledgeable about running and just what I would need to bring my runs to the next level! Secondly, it was the fact that they support and give back to their community through donations, runs, and of course, supporting local!
I went into the store and met one of the owners, Kimberly. After telling her about my issues she suggested a custom fitting setting. We started by measuring my feet to make sure the shoe we choose was the correct fit! She then had me take off my shoes so she could look at the wear in my old shoes. To my surprise, she figured out my issue right away, Apparently, I am a pronated runner, which means I run on the inside of my feet! This will put a strain on my joints and cause me overall pain. She suggested that I get a shoe that helps to correct my running. After picking out a few shoes, she watched me walk and run in my old shoes to see a starting place.
We then went to the treadmill so she could see me run in the new shoes! First off, running in corrected shoes felt a little weird but after a few minutes, I found myself being able to run without the constant knee and leg pain! After going through a few pairs, I decided on a new pair of shoes that I bought on the spot! These new shoes have really elevated my runs to the next level while giving me more freedom to run longer distances without the pain I felt before! We even looked into inserts to possibly help take my runs further!
I only go to Dash Sports now for all my running gear including shoes, shorts, socks, and more! This shop even carries other amazing products such as Therabody Theragun massage guns (hope to be my next purchase) and Aftershokz bone conduction headphones which I love while I am running!
To learn more about Dash Sports and what they carry, make sure you check out their website! They even have a run club on Wednesday evenings if you ever need a run buddy!!! When you head into the store, tell them Jason from OFF On The Go sent you!! Kimberly and the rest of the team at Dash Sports have really elevated my run!!! Make sure you check them out the next time you need running gear in Orlando!