Choosing a running shoe can be a hit or miss proposition. Comfort, support, minimalist, cushioned; there are so many choices.
The truth is, shoe companies design shoes for the masses and we try to find in their designs. Comfort is also achieved by sizing the shoe appropriately which can be challenging as many running shoes can be a half to a full size small. This short video can help you get the size right every time.
Women and men are also looking for a style that does not always translate into a function that works best for their unique body style. You do not want a shoe that is not supportive when you needed it, and you do not want a shoe that is too stiff when you don’t. Sometimes visiting a full-service shoe store can help.
Check out the article from Shape Magazine
How to Choose Running Shoes That Work for You
Comfort reigns—here’s how to find it.
By Cindy Kuzma
Running is one of the simplest forms of exercise—all you really need is a pair of shoes and you’re ready to go. But how to choose running shoes can actually seem pretty complicated, especially when you scroll through an online retailer’s site or page through a magazine, only to be met with confusing terms like neutral, zero-drop, and carbon-plate (all of which we’ll explain shortly, BTW).
This terminology can make you feel like you need a physics degree to simply buy a pair of running shoes. That leaves many people who are looking to run right now—provided they are able to exercise outdoors safely (that means adhering to social-distancing recommendations) or have access to a home treadmill—confused about what exactly they should be wearing on their feet.
Unfortunately, the science just isn’t there to uniformly recommend one feature or type of shoe. Assertions that one shoe works best for all runners, or that any particular type will magically prevent you from getting hurt, aren’t exactly accurate, Max Paquette, Ph.D., a biomechanist and associate professor at the University of Memphis, tells SELF. (It’s more likely that increasing your mileage too quickly matters more in predicting whether or not you’ll get injured.)