If you’re a runner you know the significance of your running shoes. So why is it when someone goes to the store to buy running shoes, they only really check for size and how they feel after walking around for about fifteen or twenty steps. That’s not a lot of time and effort for something that has that much significance on your running or walking.
In an ideal world, you could ask a sales associate to help you find the right shoe. But, sadly, in most stores these days they will only be able to tell you what size you need and retrieve the box for you. So you can’t count on that unless the sales associate happens to own a pair of the same shoe and gives you their opinion. Odds are you’re on your own and the decision will be up to you for buying running shoes that you need.
Get a name brand shoe for better results. While there maybe knock offs that are just as good as a name brand shoe there are plenty more that aren’t. Cutting corners will only cost you in the long run with cut rate shoes. The lower end shoes will have less padding and less support especially for running. The better name brand shoes are designed for running and give adequate support that doesn’t break down as quickly as cut rate shoes.
Next tip is to get a shoe that fits. A pair of shoes that is one half a size too big will slow you down a half of a second in a ninety foot sprint. That doesn’t sound like much but that’s the distance from home plate to first base in baseball is ninety foot. Imagine how a half second could make so much of a difference there. When spread out over a marathon the difference could be huge.
Try both shoes on at once. Just slipping one shoe on and walking won’t give you a good assessment of the shoe. Instead put both shoes on and walk around for a bit. Jog in place if you need to get a better feel for running in the shoes. These tips will help when buying running shoes and keep you going faster more comfortably than before.