While I currently have a pair of running shoes that my mom doesn’t have use for anymore, they aren’t quite right for my feet. When finances allow, I will be buying a pair of running shoes fitted particularly for my foot type, weight, the type of use and terrain I will be putting them to, and other such personal preferences and needs. What I didn’t realize is just how much goes into selecting a good pair of running shoes.
At the outset of my research, I really didn’t know what to look for other than whether or not a shoe is comfortable when you try it on, but — what if you’re shopping for shoes online? While my small town does have a couple of good shoe retailers that have a nice selection of running shoes, among other things, their selection is needfully somewhat limited. If I don’t find what I need there, I will have to turn to online retailers to find the right footgear.
I have found a few good ways to determine foot type, shoe needs, and other determining factors to find what type of shoe will really work well for you. I have a written a guide to buying running shoes, which includes some tips for buying traditional running shoes. There are no provisions for the barefoot running sandals and similar types of footgear, that will have to wait for another article. I hope you can get some use out of this brief guide, and if nothing else gain a little better understanding of your feet and the way you step on them.