How to Choose the Right Running Shoes for Yourself? Featured

Written by  23 Jul 2015 5043
How to Choose the Right Running Shoe for Yourself

Running and jogging are the best form of natural exercises that there are in case you are the sort who prefers to stay away from the pumping machines at the gym and the treadmill. But what should you do about the accessories for your running and jogging routine? Can you just put on any pair of feet covering shoe and start romping off to glory? Yes, if you have a wish to succumb to injuries and other long term physiological problems of the feet.

This is why there are running shoes which are made specifically for this purpose. It can be confusing to choose the right running shoe considering that there are numerous brands and each of these brands have their own range of models to choose from. Here are 3 tips that will help you choose the right running shoe:

1. Go To A Specialty Store

Many people make the mistake of going to a generic shoe store for buying the running shoes or any other specific form of workout shoes. It is recommended that you pay a visit to a sports specialty store which stocks multiple brands and multiple models of each brand. The gains from visiting a specialty store are numerous.

Not only will you be having more choices in front of you for making choices from add to that the high chances that the salespersons at these specialty stores are quite knowledgeable themselves when it comes to choosing running shoes and they can lend their precious piece of advice to help you choose one. You can also access other charts and guideline pamphlets and books in these sport specialty stores which can better inform you about the type of running shoe that you must be looking for.

2. Run Before You Buy

Many specialty sport stores have a model treadmill where you can ‘run’ before purchasing the shoe that you have shortlisted for purchase. This is basically there to help you get a practical idea about how comfortable and fitting the shoe will be for your feet. In case the specialty sport store where you are doesn’t have a treadmill, you can jog or have a slow and small run in the store’s floor space to gather an idea about the fitting and comfort quotient of the shoe. In case you are feeling any small amount of discomfort, you must immediately report it to the salesperson and try and find a better pair. Be patient and persistent for finding the right pair of running shoe for you.

Most fitness and sports experts recommend sticking to one brand and model of shoe once you have identified the right one for you. There is no point trying to purchase a latest model of running shoe the moment a brand has launched one. One pair of running shoe will easily sustain you for an accumulative running distance of 300-400 miles. Now that you have got your running shoe ready and handy, go out and start getting fit already!


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