I know a lot of you guys chose getting fit as one of your New Years resolutions but before you start you may want to invest in a pair of good running shoes. Keep in mind that every person is unique and a shoe that man suit another person may not be the perfect match for you. My goal is to ease the process of selecting a new running shoe by narrowing your choices without that buyers hassle and guilt.
A good running shoe should cater to the needs of the beginner as well as the experienced.
It's important to understand that if you plan to run, you need to buy a shoe specific to running. Not a sneaker, tennis shoe, cross-trainer, aerobic, basketball or walking shoe. But a running shoe made for running and only running. This ensures that you are comfortable and safe when running or using exercise equipment at the gym.
The best way to get a high quality running shoe that fits you properly is to go to a sporting goods chain that carry running shoes. The employees are fitness oriented and can help you pick out a shoe that meets your needs.
Once you've find a running store, commit to spending at least 30 to 45 minutes there. Don't rush your shoe selection process. Once there, check out the shoe wall and don't be intimidated to ask questions.
While checking out the shoe wall, a salesperson will undoubtedly ask whether you need help. Make certain the salesperson is a runner or fitness oriented individual who understands your needs. If not, ask to see someone else.
Bring the socks you most often use for running. The wrong socks (either too thin or too thick) will alter the fit of the shoes you're trying on. If you don't have running socks, buy a pair at the store and wear them when trying on shoes. This ensures a comfortable fit as you might be wearing them for long periods of time during physical activity.
Discuss with the salesperson about particular variables such as how long you've been running, miles per week you run, the predominant surface you run on, racing background or races that loom in the future and other characteristics of your running are all helpful to the salesperson pulling out the right shoe for you.
If you're running is in the beginning stages, don't assume you need the least expensive shoe available. You won't need the most expensive either, but you will need just as much cushioning and durability as a more experienced runner will. Plan to spend between $75 and $90 for a high quality technical model running shoe. Bigger runners who need added support and durability might have to pay a little more.
Ask about the store's return policy because you never know if you change your mind.
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