All you want is a running shoe but you’re overwhelmed by what’s available? Here’s what to look for in your search.
Searching for the Right Shoe
It’s that time again. You’ve run your shoes into the ground. There’s a hole in the sole, the threading is unraveling or the rubber is flapping away from the base. Or, you’ve decided to take up running and/or cross-training and you need something other than your old Chuckies to wear. Either way, it’s time to hit the stores and find the perfect shoe for your unique foot.
At Circuit25, we believe that shoes are made to protect your feet. What they are not made for is comfort. They don’t need to be full of padding, heel or other gimmicks. Basically, you should be buying a shoe with minimal support. This is contrary to what the sneaker manufacturers are trying to get you to believe these days. They’d like you to believe that you need bubble-padding, funky-looking soles or air pumps. But the truth is, you’re saving your posture, gait and flexibility in your feet if you wear a shoe with minimal support. And by strengthening your feet and arches, you will be less prone to injury.
Circuit25 recommends the following shoes: Vibrams (see ad above), New Balance Minimus, Nike Free and Inov8. All of them have minimal support that will keep you running – strong!
Let your soles do the talking and walking!