We receive a lot of emails and comments from subscribers asking about running shoes so we thought we put together a quick post about three things consumers should keep in mind before buying a new pair of running shoes.
Don’t Obsess Over The Brand Name
Just because you always hear about ASICS or your friend who runs a lot can’t stop talking about their brand new pair of adidas running shoes doesn’t mean that those shoes are right for YOU! Every brand and every shoe fits people differently so pay close attention to what fits you best irrespective of the brand. We recommend you go to your local running store, try on a few different brands and talk to a fit expert. Shop running shoes on Amazon –>
Be honest with yourself and figure out which type of runner you are. If you are just a casual runner – i.e. under 5 miles per run a couple days a week – there is probably no reason to go out and spend $150+ on the latest models. Look for a deal and pick yourself up an older model that will get the job done just fine. On the flip side, if you run everyday, maybe its okay to spend up for the latest running shoes since you will be putting a lot of mileage on them.
Manufacturers often take the insoles of running shoes for granted even though that’s the part of the shoe your foot touches the most. We would recommend checking out SuperFeet (on Amazon) or other insoles to make the fit custom to you. They can help with pronation or supination and it’s a great way to take an average running shoe and make them better for a small price.