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Finding Good Running Shoes

Choosing the Best Running Shoe

AUG 28 2008

Running is an activity that is truly a healthy and rewarding experience. Of course if you haven’t tried this kind of routine exercise, it would be best if you consult your doctor first so he or she can give you an advice.

It is also advisable that you seek the help of a fitness trainer that could help you plan your running workout.

The next thing that you need to consider is having a pair of good running shoes. This is an important factor when you are running. If you browse around the shoe store, there are a lot of running shoes that you can choose from. It may be a daunting task especially if this is your first time.

Remember the selecting the wrong pair can really make a difference in your running experience. It could be an enjoyable or a painful foot experience. There are some things that you need to consider when selecting good running shoes. This could also apply when selecting other kinds of shoes.

The first thing that you need to look for in running shoes is that it should come from a reputable brand. You can read some magazines and see who the leading manufacturers of running shoes are. When you go to a shoe store you can ask the sales lady what brand do most people buy for running shoes. Unless you are avid sports person, knowing the brands will not be a problem. Some of the top brands included Nike, Adidas, Reebok and New balance. Since you have a lot of choices, you can definitely find something that can fit your budget as well. There are outlet stores selling running shoes for half the price. You could also find shoes that are discounted as well.

One of the problems people encounter when buying shoes is looking for the size that can actually fit them. It is a problem encountered by both men and women. Before going to a store, it is better to know what your shoe size is because this would serve as your guide. Take a note that not all shoe manufacturers have standard shoe size. Their sizing might be different for each other. The bottom line is that you need to find a perfect fit for you. The most important thing is that the shoes don’t constrict the blood circulation in your feet. Your running shoes should encase your foot but not necessarily squeezing it, giving a room to breathe. There should be at least a half inch allowance

The next thing to consider is the weight of the shoes. The shoes need to be light because if not then you might get tired right away. It is important if you feel the heel of the shoes. It should be stiff enough to support your ankle. Choose the one that is made from mesh so that it can breathe and also it absorbs perspiration from you feet.

Make sure that you will purchase something that is specifically made and designed for running. Assess first if the shoes that you will buy is exclusively meant for running only. Maybe you will do some hiking or other type of workout, then a trail runner shoes is what you need. No matter what the style is but the most important thing is that it fits well.
 

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