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Running Shoes Vs. Tennis Shoes

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Our newest FitPerez correspondent and top Australian pro tennis player, Anastasia Rodionovaz, is here to answer any and all tennis training-related questions!

The world-class female player and current Australian No. 1 in doubles also has the help of her trusted personal trainer, Jason Stacy, to give you the BEST advice possible!

This week, a FitPerez reader is curious if fitness footwear matters for effective workouts, asking:

Do you wear actual running shoes for your cardio, running and etc. or stick to tennis shoes? Does it even matter?

According to Anastasia & her fitness trainer Jason:

I do wear running shoes for "cardio". For workouts I have running shoes and/or my vibram five fingers. As far as if it matters, I'd say it's best to find a shoe that feels comfortable for you…for workouts I'd prefer a minimalist shoe (flat and low).

With all the conflicting opinions on what type of shoe is best, I'd recommend finding one that feels right. Ensure its not too narrow and If its comfortable and not causing you pain/dysfunction-go for it!!!!

Do U have a question for Anastasia? Write us at Tips@FitPerez.com or go directly to the source! Tweet her @Arodionova or Jason @tomaranu_kokoro and make sure to check out her website!

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So Close, Justin Bieber!

Justin Bieber 2011 Golden Globes

Justin Bieber was almost dressed to perfection last night. Keyword, almost.

The 16 year old looked great in his D&G suit and then we got to his shoes.

There's just no place for tennis shoes at the Golden Globes, no matter how expensive they are.

[Photo via Getty Images.]

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