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Replacing Running Shoes

Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses signs that running shoes need to be replaced and features to look for or avoid when selecting.

Alpha used to wear shoes that weren't designed for running when doing cardio. They had no arch support and had hard Styrofoam bottoms but they were 'cute' (he was a sneaker diva). His body was in pain, so he purchased the most comfortable pair of New Balance. He was in heaven.

In the course of two weeks, his cardio and body was feeling great. But about 4-months later, he started having pains like when he wore shoes that weren't made for running. Running shoes should be replaced within 300  -500 miles, so Aaron's shoes needed to be replaced.

When the outer sole (hard, durable rubber on the bottom) starts to degrade, become soft, and wear-out, the shoe needs to be replaced. When you try shoes in the store, they should be comfortable immediately. When you try shoes on in the store, walk on the tile rather than the carpet to feel the actual cushion. Save your receipt in case you have to return them after your first run.


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Graphic Tee Shirts -
May 10, 2012
Simple designs on graphic tee shirts are great style options. Aaron Marino of alpha m. is not opposed to graphic tee shirts but doesn't own many or wear them often. Some tee shirts are all done up with phoenix, bedazzles, and skulls & crossbones. Aaron is not a huge fan of those. But there are some that are not over-the-top that Aaron may wear for fun. He generally gravitates toward the solid,Read More»
How to Make Jean Shorts | Customize Clothes -
April 12, 2012
Men's cut-off jean shorts are increasingly popular this season. Aaron Marino of alpha m. demonstrates how to make men's jean shorts. When you lay your men's shorts flat, the legs are slanted. So when you put them on and your body fills them out, it's going to drop them and create a flat line across your thighs. If the jeans are cut straight across, your ass will look like it's eating your shorts. Read More»
H&M | Trendy Teen and Young Men's Style -
April 4, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives his thoughts about the retail store, H&M, including prices, style, trends, and options. The prices are cheap because the quality is not that great. It's a store for a young guy who is into style, wanting to try something different, and wanting slimmer cut items. The clothes are trendy so they'll go out of style quickly. But it's a great option to get a lot of stuRead More»
Tailored Men's Shorts | City Shorts -
April 3, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. has an experiment for you. The next event that you attend where guys are wearing shorts, take notice of the 'uniform'. The uniform is typically ugly mandals (clunky, strappy, nasty), Polo shirt (standard cotton with jacked up color and another logo other than Polo),  and heavy / gigantic cargo shorts. Instead of these big and baggy shorts, men's shorts should not be too lRead More»

Leather Jackets | Timeless, Classic and Sexy as Hell! -
March 23, 2012
In this video professional male image consultant and style expert, Aaron Marino, talks about the men's leather jacket. The leather jacket is timeless, classic and ultra cool.  Aaron Marino has one goal... to help you look great and feel even better!  Men's style, fashion and wardrobe are all  areas that alpha m image consulting can help you.  We improve your confidence and self esteem from theRead More»
How Many Jeans Should You Have?  -
March 21, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. is 'on the street' and 'in the war zone' with 'bad hair' answering questions about how many jeans should you have in rotation. Every man should have at least 2 pairs: one dressy (not distressed) and one casual.  If you are only wearing them on weekends, 2 - 3 pairs is sufficient.However, realistically, Aaron recommends having 4 -5 pairs for rotation. Aaron has different pRead More»
Building a New Wardrobe | Basic Wardrobe Checklist -
March 20, 2012
alpha m. stylesystem Aaron Marino of alpha m. instructs how to build a new wardrobe, including corporate casual. Wardrobe is built, not bought in a weekend. Your wardrobe is constantly evolving from the basics. You systematically replace and add to the wardrobe based on your lifestyle. For example, if you wear jeans every day to work, your basic wardrobe will have jeans as a staple. Every guy shouRead More»
Spring Shopping in Mid-March | Men's Clothes -
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Mid-March is the best time to shop for spring and summer men's clothing. Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that the stores are putting out their warmer weather clothes, all sizes are available, and items are on sale. At Old Navy, Aaron got two pairs of light weight cargo shorts in taupe and army green. He also got three vintage style v-neck tee shirts. He also got two Henley / baseball shirts. The quaRead More»
Building Your Wardrobe | Add, Upgrade, Update -
March 14, 2012
A great men's wardrobe is built by starting with basics and periodically & systemically improving by adding pieces. Aaron Marino of alpha m. states that your wardrobe is not 'bought'. Your wardrobe is 'built'. Once you have the basics take care of, the next step is to establish what item would be the best used. You may need a nice pair of sunglasses or a quality winter coat. Also, add pieces tRead More»

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