Buying a good pair of running shoes should be fairly simple, but for most it can be an intimidating, daunting experience. Performance footwear has a language of its own, so sorting through all of the high-tech jargon and cushioning advancement can feel like visiting a foreign country. To sort through the clutter, we have tried to simplify the shoe-buying process by taking a beginning runner through the step-by-step procedure.
An absolutely critical first step is to go to a running specialty store in your area that specializes in running— and only running. Major chain sporting goods store don’t offer the same level of expertise that a running store will, if you don’t know one, ask some runners and they should be able to recommend a good store nearby. But before you hit the town, here are 10 Things to Know Before Purchasing Your Next Pair of Running Shoes.
Written by the Mizuno Shoe Guy