Running Shoe Stores Waterville ME

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Super Shoes
(207) 873-5858
Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville, ME
Central Maine Orthotics & Prosthetics
(207) 873-1131
36 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
Hanger Prosthetics
(207) 872-8779
325 Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville, ME
Maine Orthotics & Prosthetics
(207) 626-9331
76 Eastern Ave
Augusta, ME
New Balance
(207) 634-3033
Depot St
Norridgewock, ME
Payless Shoe Source
(207) 873-3268
16 Waterville Commons Dr # B
Waterville, ME
Lamey-wellehan Shoes
(207) 680-2200
74 Main St
Waterville, ME
(207) 872-2240
10 Evergreen Dr
Oakland, ME
Famous Footwear
(207) 623-0644
6 Stephen King Dr # B
Augusta, ME
Payless Shoesource
(207) 621-2750
15 Stephen King Dr The Marketplace At Augusta
Augusta, ME

Runners, Your Shoes Make a Difference

They may not make you run faster or jump higher. Yet the material in the running shoe you wear does seem to make a difference. This study tested different shoes to shed some light on the mechanics of running.

When you run, your foot hits the ground with high impact. This study helps prove that the muscles of the leg adjust to this impact through a process called muscle tuning. Muscle tuning lessens the effects of impact on the tissues of the leg.

The midsole of running shoes also helps lessen the effects of impact. These researchers tested two different midsoles on six different runners. They found major differences in the muscle tuning between different shoes. And muscle tuning was significantly different between individual runners. Some runners did better with a hard midsole, while others benefitted from a softer one.

A better understanding of how our legs work when we run may help researchers find ways to treat or prevent conditions caused by the wear and tear of impact on the body. And who knows, maybe it will spur shoe companies to develop a "super shoe" that really makes us run faster.


James M. Wakeling, et al. Altering Muscle Activity in the Lower Extremities by Running with Different Shoes. In Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. September 2002. Vol. 34. No. 9. Pp. 1529-1532.


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Peak Performance Maine Marathon
Portland, ME
The Maine Marathon features an out-and-back course for all three races -- marathon, relay and half marathon. The spectator-friendly course starts and finishes along our beautiful inner bay -- the Back Cove. The first and last four miles are mostly flat. All three races are together for the first six miles before the half marathon heads back to Portland. In between, runners enjoy Mackworth Point in Falmouth (just north of Mackworth Island), a short but gorgeous detour off Route 1. The course then returns to Route 1 and turns onto Route 88, where runners pass many stately homesThe half marathon course includes a few small hills between Miles 5 and 7. After that it is mostly flat on its return to Portland, again crossing the very scenic Martin's Point Bridge area.
Mount Desert Island marathon
Bar Harbor, ME
TransCanada Sugarloaf Marathon
Carrabassett Valley, ME, ME
The 1999/2000 season marked the 50th anniversary of the Sugarloaf Ski Club, the oldest club of its kind in Maine. During the past 50 years, sugarloaf has been able to host premier events such as the U.S. Alpine Nationals, the U.S. Freestyle Nationals, the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, the National Junior Olympics, the North American Championship Series, and the S.I.S.E. Cup Eastern Masters Championships. The Ski Club helps recruit, train, and direct competition volunteers which enables Sugarloaf Mountain to hold alpine, freestyle, and snowboard events throughout the ski season. The Club also provides funds through its youth grant program, including administration of a town-sponsored scholarship program, to instruct young recreational and competitive skiers and snowboarders. From being an integral part of cutting the first trails to organizing on-mountain events today, the Sugarloaf Ski Club has been a major presence in local history. We are located in the Competition Center right on the mountain.