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Pebbles in My Trail Shoes

How can I prevent pebbles from getting in my running shoes while I run?

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Question:

Hi, can you suggest any ways for me to keep
pebbles from getting in my running shoes while I run? Thanks!

Submitted by – Laura – Bronx, NY

Answer:

Yes, easy! One word: Gaiters! Several companies make little stretchy ankle gaiters, designed to fit snug over running shoes and make a pebble- and sand-proof seal over the tops of your boots. My favorites happen to be these Montbell gaiters. They fit great and create a low profile over any light hikers or trail runners, and they breathe well, so you’re feet don’t get too sweaty.