Know Your Foot Type Before You Buy
Most running shoes feel comfortable when you’re standing in a shoe store, but the true test comes several kilometres into your run. You’ll soon realize that the ideal shoe has more to do with your running style and the shape of your foot than it does with the logo stitched on the side. There are as many stride types, foot shapes, and foot strikes as there are runners, and no shoe will be perfect for everyone. To find the best running shoe, learn more about your foot type. If you have a normal arch on your foot, you’re likely a normal pronator, meaning you’ll run best in a stability shoe that offers moderate pronation control. Runners with flat feet normally categorized as overpronate, so they will run well in a motion-control shoe that controls pronation. High-arched runners typically underpronate, so they will run best in a neutral-cushioned shoe that encourages a more natural foot motion.
- Motion Control – over pronators
- Stability – neutral pronators
- Cushion – under pronators
Any of the top running or sport performance stores will be able to help you determine what type of shoe will work best for you and your sport. Keep in mind, a pair of running shoes should last between 400 to 500 miles of running (three or four months for regular runners).
Whether you’re a runner, walker or gym enthusiast, here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store for 2015!
This is a brand new, lightweight neutral training shoe that’s built a bit closer to the ground for a faster feel. It has an 8 mm drop and promises to be fast and smooth. The Breakthru will appeal to a broad spectrum of runners and can be used on everything from daily training runs to marathon race days.