How to choose your running shoes

Anyone who wants to get closer to running as a sport or competitive activity can’t start if they don’t have the right pair of shoes on their feet. Choosing the right model is essential not only for reasons of good performance, but above all for reasons of posture. Here then are the features that running shoes must have and some advice on buying the right pair for you.

Before you start getting back in shape with your daily running, know that the right choice of running shoes is the primary step to take. It is important, in fact, to have the right model of shoes on your feet, depending on the type of support and the activity you want to do.

And it is precisely the support that is the first parameter to be evaluated. Let an expert help you to find out if you are a pronator, with internal support, supinator, with external support or neutral. Once you have this important information, you can proceed with the purchase of the right shoes for you.

Anti-pronation shoes are those in which, in the medial part, there is a support that is able to support the foot during the support. Anti-supination shoes are rarer as it is estimated that there are few people who tend to send their feet out during the race. Also in this case, however, there is a support placed in the back and side of the shoe. Then there are the neutral shoe models, which therefore have no reinforcements of any kind.

Depending on the weight of the shoe you can then choose between a stable model, whose weight is around 300 grams, and a model with maximum cushioning, the most common and chosen by those who begin to run from beginner to amateur level.

Those who already have a good level of training can opt for the intermediate models, while those who have a highly developed technique can opt for a model superlight, with a weight of less than 250 grams and minimum height difference.

After having identified the right type of shoe for you, and if you have any doubt do not hesitate to ask at specialist stores, before buying any model, try more than one of the same type.

In this way you can also evaluate the type of brand that has such a model and also weigh the cost of each pair of shoes. If you are trying on a pair of shoes, remember not to try them on while sitting. Or rather, start trying them on while sitting, but then stand up and walk, or better yet, simulate a race, preferably on the treadmill.

Also remember that, in general, the number of running shoes is always higher than that of normal shoes of a unit, with some exceptions. So choose the shoes of a larger number, but always try them before you decide, the foot must be firmly inside the scapa, otherwise possible distortions.

As for the price, the choice is really varied. Some models have too high a price, depending on the possibilities, others have a cost too much lower than normal standards. Always remember that quality pays off; it is better to spend a few more euros than to find yourself after a few months with a pair of impractical shoes or worn down.

Wear is, however, the first of the problems that mainly affects the midsole of the shoes, which tends to lose its power to cushion when too much air comes out.

The shoe always tends to wear out on the outside, at the heel or in the medial part. When the support touches the midsole it means that the shoes are to be replaced. A good pair of shoes can be used for about 1000 km, but the time obviously depends on the use you make of it.

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