shoes really do determine your attitude somehow! Only the right shoes
will give you happy feet and we know what they say about happy feet!
runner has different feet and different ideal shoes, and it can be
hard to choose the long distance running shoe that will be just
perfect for you. But you can do it easily if you correctly consider
all the necessary parameters that make your shoe ideal for your
have collected some tips for you to choose the most ideal shoe for
a local professional shoe store: You
should never choose a local shoe shop to buy your shoes. Always
prefer a professional store over it. They will first analyze your
foot type and then recommend a shoe. They check if your foot is flat
or high arched. In each scenario you will need a different kind of
shoe altogether to compliment with your running. And not choosing
the right type might even damage your feet to some extent! If you
have flat feet, then you should wear shoes with motion control,
while the high arched feet should be complimented with proper
cushioning to give the user support while running.
your surface: This is a great determinant in choosing the shoe you need. Like when
you run on a track, your shoe should be flat should be incredibly
lightweight. There is a great need for grip on a track. Whereas, if
you will be running on uneven ground you might require good
traction, support and cushion.
sure you have half a thumb’s space: You will have to make sure that there is atleast half or a full
thumb’s gap between the tip of your thumb to the tip of your shoe.
Long distance running makes your feet swell, so you might want to
have a good amount of space in your show.
a run in your new shoes: As a general rule, you should always consider going for a short run
in your selected shoes before purchasing them. This gives you an
idea of what kind of an experience you will have with your new
shoes. It will let you feel your new shoe, its strengths and its
the best fit:You should always
choose the shoe that fits your feet like a glove. Your shoe should
not be hanging too much after your toe or it should not be so big
that your feet come out while running. It should also not be very
tight, since tight and uncomfortable shoes can cause shoe bites.
half a size larger: If you find that your feet generally swell while running, then you
can even consider buying half a size larger than your normal size so
that your shoe does not become uncomfortable over the course of the