Gear Up With The Right Running Shoes


Whether you’re just beginning running or are training for a race, finding the best running shoes for you can be a daunting process. Your running shoes provide a base for your body to land on while you run; they can help prevent injuries and make your run overall more enjoyable.

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These Are Our Top Three Tips To Choosing The Best Running Shoes:

1.Plan Ahead: Looking to get into a consistent running routine? Or maybe take on your first race? No matter your goals, create a plan around the surface you want to train on and how you want your shoes to feel while you’re running.

2.Get Started By Walking: Running shoes are great to walk in, and walking is often a segue for beginning runners as you feel out the way your body moves for prolonged periods of time.

3.Learn How You Move: The natural alignment of your joints and the degree to which you pronate can make a big difference in how you search for shoes to support your body. Using our in-store fit process or at-home wear analysis can help you determine how much you pronate and what kind of running shoe to buy.

Road-Running Shoes

These shoes are designed for pavement and occasional forays onto packed surfaces with slight irregularities.

  • Light and flexible, they're made to cushion or stabilize feet during repetitive strides on hard, even surfaces.
  • Best for people who run on sidewalks, road, treadmills or track.
  • Road-running shoes have flatter, smoother soles to create a consistent surface for running on paved roads.

Trail-Running Shoes

These shoes are designed for off-road routes with rocks, mud, roots or other obstacles.

  • They have bigger lugs (the “cleats” on the outsole) than road-running shoes for better grip on uneven terrain.
  • They are sometimes fortified with plates underfoot to help protect your feet from rocks or sharp objects.
  • They’re generally stiffer through the midsoles for more support on rugged trails and uneven surfaces.

Get The Right Fit

If you only consider one factor when selecting a running shoe, it should be how it fits. A running shoe that doesn't fit right will not only make your running experience painful, it could also lead to potential injury.

Cushioning Affects Comfort—But That “Magic” Amount Is Individualized.

Cushy foam in the midsole of your shoe (the part between the fabric uppers and the rubber sole) cradles your foot and absorbs the force of the impact generated each time it hits the ground. Different brands and models use different types of foam and also vary its positioning. This is one of the most critical factors when it comes to how shoes feel, according to Gray.