There's never a shortage of running shoe options, so we wanted to make sure you know how to guide yourself and your runners with these 3 rules for picking the right running shoe.
Here are 3 rules for picking the right running shoe:
Comfort is the most important rule. Runners need try shoes out while running in them, not just walking in them. No matter what, go for at least a few steps at a jogging pace to see how the shoes really feel.
Running shoes need to be lightweight. It’s easy to find how much a pair of shoes weighs, and the weight really impacts the work runners exert while running.
People’s running form responds very differently to certain shoes. So, having a gait analysis to compare your mechanics in different shoes is an invaluable part of the shoe buying process and injury prevention. A proper gait analysis should incorporate whole body mechanics (not just pronation and supination!) and 3D technology. With Doug in the market for a new pair of shoes for 5K racing, we used 3D gait analysis to compare three models. Check out the video to see what we found!