Running shoes are the most important thing to a runner. The correct pair of running shoes can cause you to have a great experience with your running - or make you miserable. It is extremely important to make sure that you are wearing the correct pair of shoes. Read on to find out how to find the right ones for you.
You want to make sure to go to a specialty running store for your running shoes. You want to make sure to set aside time to be there. This is an important purchase, so you want to take the time to get the correct pair. Also by going to an actually running store, you will have the expertise of the salesperson to help you with your decision.
There are several things that the salesperson should do. They will look at your foot to determine your foot type. This is key to getting the correct pair of shoes. They will determine if you have high arches, normal arches or flat feet. If you run now, you can also take an old pair of shoes with you - and they can see how the wear patterns are on the shoes. This will also help them with your shoe selection.
The salesperson will then measure your feet to get your size. Make sure that they are measuring your foot while you are standing up. Your running shoes will be Â½ to 1 size larger than your regular street shoes. There should be plenty of room in the toe box so that your toes don't jam into the front of the shoes during long runs. Be sure to bring the socks with you that you run in. This can make a difference in the size of your shoe.
Your salesperson should also be asking you questions as to your running habits. Let them know how often a week you run, how far you run and what type of terrain/surfaces that you run on most of the time. All of these will factor into your shoe pick.
Once the salesperson finds a pair for you, try them out. Many running stores have treadmills in them now to try shoes. If not, they should let you run for a little bit around outside the store before you buy them. They should be concerned that the shoes are comfortable and the right fit for you.
Your running shoes are the most important part of your running equipment. The correct pair can keep you out on the roads - running strong and without injury. Take the time and effort to choose the correct pair.
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