People often ask what the most ideal running shoe is. A lot of them will get different replies from different people. A lot of people will swear with Nike, others are die-hard fans of Newton Running. This often confuses a newbie runner to what to buy. Worse is that when he finally decides which one to get he’ll often find that it hurts or doesn’t fit well.
This article deals with what you should look for in a pair of running shoes. Find out by reading on which of the most important things are in choosing them.
First of all your gait type will determine what type of running shoes you need. Basically there are two non-biomechanically running styles which need correction. First is overpronation which is often experienced by flat footed runners. The next one is underpronation suffered commonly by people who have very high arches on their feet.
Although running scientists put a lot of effort in creating the ideal shoe for running, the perfect pair cannot be made. This is evident by the many perfect shoes that have come and gone only to fail miserably in real world usage tests. So what does this mean for you? It means that you should know what your foot type is instead of believing that there is a perfect shoe that will cater to everyone.
Another confusing and often vital aspect of choosing the correct running shoes is your running experience. Professional runners require a different pair than a heavy runner who is just beginning to run. Fortunately most shoes in the market cater to people who are just beginning to run. Generally speaking the bulkier the shoes are the better they are for beginners. Streamlined, small and fast looking shoes are best for those who train for or participate in marathons.
One thing that also intimidates unaccomplished runners is state of the art running shoes. They think that they do not deserve the most expensive shoe. This can’t be further away from the truth. As cheap plain flat-looking shoes are often tolerated better by experienced runners. This is because they are much better at controlling pronation lapses than an uncoordinated amateur.