There are so many Running Shoes to choose from — which shoes are right for you? We say if the shoe fits, run in it. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great pair of running shoes. So what should you look for in your next pair of running shoes?
Here is what we recommend:
- Optimal fit. Make sure the shoe fits. With most running shoes you will want to add a 1/2 size for the best fit. Yes, you can buy online and try them on in the comfort of your own home! Almost all online retailers offer free shipping both ways. We highly recommend Zappos!
- Comfort. Don’t give into the trends. Shoes with springs in the heel or air in the entire foot bed may not offer the reduction in shock that the shoe manufacturer claims. For example, we have tried and tested the Nike Air Max 360. They are very comfortable and offer reasonable stability – until the air goes flat.
- A Strong Arch. This means that the shoe shouldn’t bend in the middle.
- Lateral stability. Good side-to-side shoe support is key for an excellent pair of ‘runners.’
Odds are you can find all four of our above recommendations in a running shoe for between sixty and ninety dollars.
Shoes of the day highly recommended brands:
- New Balance
Shoes of the day recommended Brands:
- Nike Running Shoes
Shoes of the day neutral Brands:
- Pearl Izumi
- The North Face
Running is more fun with a good pair of shoes and when it isn’t for punishment.