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How To Find The Right Running Shoes

How To Find The Right Running Shoes

Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or a periodic pavement pounder, the right pair of running shoes can make a lot of difference to your exercise regime. This is because the right pair of runners can effectively help you run stronger as well as prevent injuries.
However, running shoes may feel comfortable when you are standing in a store but the true test comes several miles into the run. The ideal pair of shoes has more to do than simply running and the shape of your foot. A bad choice of footwear can cause health conditions like foot pain, back pain and so forth. At the same time, buying the right pair can leave you bewildered and confused. Hence, read through this guide on how to choose running shoes that suit you the best: 
Determine The Type Of Running
This stage will significantly influence what kind of shoe will be best for you. For instance, if you are going to run on a flat track, you won’t need extra traction on your shoe. Road running will require less traction and lighter in weight. Hence, see to it that you only buy running shoes as they are lighter in weight or you might end up training shoes that are considerably heavier.
Consult A Physiotherapist
At times, you may have an injury that influences your gait or physical impairment that may harm your overall physical health. In both these cases, check with your doctor as to what kind of shoes would offer you the best support and the desired running experience. He will make sure that selection of the pair of runners will simply restore and heal the suspected part of your body. 
Pick From The Right Shoe Category
Picking the right type of shoes is an essential step. If you do not have the right pair, you might either end up falling or damaging your leg muscles. Therefore, select the perfect type of pair from the following category:

  • Stability shoes- It is suitable for runners from mild to moderate overpronation. 
  • Barefoot shoes- This type of shoe provides the minimum protection from potential hazards on the ground. 
  • Motion control shoes- Recommended only for those who have moderate to severe overpronation. 
  • Minimalist shoes- Extremely overweight with no arch support so that your running lasts up to 300-400 miles.

If you find it difficult to even run a short distance, visit a PT for essential strength training program for your leg muscles. 
Go To A Specialized Store 
There are many different styles and designs of running shoes available. Each one is crafted with variations of foot size, material, gait, etc. A specialized store has special equipment to help you select the right pair of shoes based on factors like foot size and gait. 
Now that you know how to choose running shoes, make sure that your foot health is in place too. If you think you have a severe knee or ankle condition, consult a PT to ensure safe and healthy running.