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Be in the know! All the latest in running, nutrition and health tips. You have a question? We have your answer here.

Shoe tech and fitting tips 

What makes a shoe a netball shoe?What makes a shoe a football shoe?What kind of trail shoe is right for you? Trail running and walking requires a combination of balance, stability, comfort and safety. Appropriate footwear for the changing terrain and varied off-road conditions is essential.  Before you pick your trail shoes, you need to ask yourself what will be right for you? Will you be going straight from the car to the muddy trail? Or would a combination or trail and road running be better suited to your routine?How to choose a workout shoe - which shoe do you need for your workout?Lightweight & Race Shoes - The How, When & Why! Your top Lightweight shoe questions answered!   Whether you are a pro or an enthusiast – knowing which shoes to wear when and why can be very confusing! As we welcome the warmer weather, we also usher in the running event season. And there’s never been a better time to decode the mystery that is – the lightweight running shoe

Foot Health & Training Tips

New Year Foot Health Tips. How to start the new year on the right foot! New Year! Same foot problems? It can be hard to break the cycle. Best intentions, but busy lives. We’ve all been there. We asked Active Feet alum and podiatrist David Hudson for his best tips to help you start the new year on the right foot.The importance of shoe rotation -    Rotate your footwear to ensure you are changing up the forces on your body. This way you will load your muscles differently to prevent overuse or underuse of muscles and give stressed areas of your body a break.Cold Weather Running Tips - to help you battle the winter blues and keep your running goals on track we spoke to podiatrist David Hudson to get his best tips and tricks to keep you moving no matter how low the temperature goes!Kids Foot Facts - Learn the facts about kids shoes and foot health! Many adult foot problems start in childhood. This is why podiatrists consider the early years to be the most important. It is crucial to ensure your child is wearing appropriate footwear in these developmental years.

Nutrition & Running

Navigating the dos and don’ts of nutrition can be difficult. Now add in considerations like exercise and fuelling for endurance events and you have yourself a puzzle. When in doubt? Ask the experts!  Emily Commerford is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist and a keen runner. In her own words, Emily is on a mission to take the fear and confusion out of eating!Nutrition & Running What you need to know - Navigating the dos and don’ts of nutrition can be difficult. Now add in considerations like exercise and fuelling for endurance events and you have yourself a puzzle.  When in doubt? Ask the experts!    Emily Commerford is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist and a keen runner. In her own words, Emily is on a mission to take the fear and confusion out of eating!

Event & Marathon Tip & Tricks

Melbourne Marathon – Which distance is right for you? This short guide will aim to give you some helpful tips to help make your decision easier when it comes time to picking one of the five distances and signing up.So you're running in the Melbourne Marathon Festival - now what?Lightweight & Race Shoes - The How, When & Why! Your top Lightweight shoe questions answered!   Whether you are a pro or an enthusiast – knowing which shoes to wear when and why can be very confusing! As we welcome the warmer weather, we also usher in the running event season. And there’s never been a better time to decode the mystery that is – the lightweight running shoeMarathon Tips from Osteo Laura Pearce - Training, preparing and listening to your body is key in ensuring you get to the end of your 42km in one piece - mentally and physically! How to get your shoes ready to race - It may sound obvious, but many runners make the mistake of not testing, wearing in or selecting the right shoes for the physical challenge to come.