Running is a great way to improve your health and fitness. You see your stamina increase quickly, plus it gets you out of the house.
Whether you want to train for a marathon or just wake yourself up with regular morning jogs, it’s essential to have good running shoes. But what are the qualities of a good pair and how do you make sure you buy the best running shoes?
It’s a contentious topic among runners. For example, there are numerous debates about the type of shoe that should be paired with overpronating or underpronating feet.
However there are some guidelines that are useful to follow…
Firstly, invest in quality.
This may mean a higher price tag but as the old saying goes, ‘buy cheap, buy twice’. Poor quality running shoes will wear out fast and they will do little good for your feet. Injuries will be far more likely. Certainly do no buy a pair of second hand running shoes as they will most likely be worn out or worn in by someone else’s foot.
The most comfortable shoe is probably the best one for you. All the latest research indicates that the comfortable shoe will also be the one that works best with the biomechanics of your body.
As important as it is to start with a good pair of running shoes, it’s just as important to recognise when they are worn out.
A quality pair of running shoes should cover up to 500 miles before wearing out. You can use apps such as MapMyRun and Strava to keep a track of your miles. Experiencing joint pain after easy runs may be a sign that your shoes are worn out.
There are many top running trainers out there that will serve you well, work with your body and support your feet during movement.
We recommend the YDA trainers due to their superior design and expert technology. Developed by the Italian masters of orthopedic footwear, the YDA’s maybe the ultimate running shoe.
Pop into our store or give us a call for more advice on the best running shoes for you.