Tips to choose running shoes
Here are the key tips to help you find a shoe that fits and feels good for running:
Where do you want to run?
First of all, decide where you are planning to run. Do you mostly hit the trail grounds and gravel paths or like to run off the road? After that, you can choose from any of them which are road running, trail running, or cross training shoes.
• Road running shoes are ideal for pavement and even surfaces such as streets, roads, and packed surfaces.
• Trail running shoes
are ideal for off road routes with mud, roots, rocks, or other hindrances.
• Cross training shoes are ideal for cross training, gym workouts, or any balance activity.
How much cushioning do you need?
The quality of a good running shoe is determined by two aspects of cushioning. First, the thickness of the shoe material, and second the firmness of the foam.
From maximally cushioned midsoles to ones without cushioning, you have an abundance of choices. The best idea is to try different shoes and pick the one that suits you.
• Maximum cushion
• Moderate cushion
• Minimal cushion
• Barefoot shoes
Most runners are comfortable in a neutral shoe. But you need to decide whether you should choose a shoe that can provide a specific type of support for your gait or not. Adidas
, and Altra
are renowned brands that manufacture high quality running shoes.