Purchasing anything new can be plenty of fun, but it can also be quite frustrating. Buying a pair of Running shoes is no different, and do the nature of our bodies I wouldn’t recommend rushing into a pair of shoes just because they’re cheap or convenient.
No two individuals have the exact same foot; nevertheless manufactures have split sneakers into three unique categories: Cushioning, Stability, and Motion Control. Within these three classes their can be plenty of variation, but it’s a fantastic base guide to begin with.
Cushioning – Cushioning shoes are shoes that have little to no lateral support. These shoes are great for runners who don’t require this service, and have neutral feet. Generally this sort of shoe is going to be for the runner with a high arch. Instances where this sort of shoe isn’t appropriate is in a situation where you’re a pronator or an overpronator.
Stability – Stability shoes are a mid range shoe class that provide a balance between cushioning and motion control. This shoe is for a runner that has a normal arch, lands on the outside of the foot and rolls forward. If you’re unsure of where else to be this class is a fantastic place to start.
Motion Control – The movement control group is for runners who actually need support in a running shoe. Intense pronators and overpronators can benefit from a Motion control shoe, in addition to a runner with weak ankles and other foot issues that would benefit from a shoe with lots of stability.
Obviously with only few categories like I mentioned previously, there’s a good deal of room for variation. This is only supposed to be utilised as a fast guide for things to look for in running shoes. I would suggest visiting a running shop and having a worker look at your toes to give you a great idea about what kind your feet fit in. In case you’ve got serious foot complications such as extreme pronation, fallen arches, etc I would suggest visiting a foot doctor, as running shoes by themselves may not be adequate. You might require orthotics, or even just simple strengthening exercises to get and keep you on your toes.