Though I have been running for many years now, even I am occasionally lost for words when I spot someone I’ve never seen before running in the incorrect running shoes! Though some may feel it excusable if that person is new to the sport, I find it difficult to fathom why anybody would choose to deliberate wear inappropriate shoes when running; and it is with good reason for my strong concerns.
This isn’t a fashion thing; far from it. But I know only too well the dangers of running with inappropriate running shoes. Perhaps you might be able to get away with it on the treadmill at the least, but when you hit the streets and roads outside your home, you place yourself in immediate danger and risk ending your running career before it has even begun if you don’t start off with the right pair of running shoes.
So Many Running Shoe Variations
I regularly hear people mentioning the extensive selections of fitness and athlete shoes in a sports department. Sure enough, it is probably hugely confusing to those who have never needed to look for specifics in their shoes! But, if you are going to become a runner and, further still, take to the streets, you owe it to yourself to find the most appropriate running shoes you can and preferably before you begin your journey.
It is quite simple to find the best type of running shoe for your circumstances:
What terrain will you be predominately running on? Yes, prior, contrary to some people’s beliefs, this really does make a difference! Are you preparing to run on pavements, roads, terrains or even grass tracks? Once you know what your interned route mainly consists of, you can choose the most appropriate tread.
What distances will you be aiming for in your regular runs? Whether you intend to run for miles each night, or short sprints throughout the day, your running shoes will need to be comfortable and have the right amount of padding. There is nothing worse than beginning your run only to end it with your feet covered in blisters because the shoes are just not comfortable.
What price range are you looking at? Unfortunately, if you want the best and most premium type of running shoes, you must expect to pay for it! This is one area where the quality really is reflected in the price.
Overall, make sure you can invest in the best possible shoes that will work with you as you run. They may be a little bit pricier than you initially hoped for, but when you take this activity up regularly, your feet will thank you for it!