Anyway, because of this, running was never an option for me as cardio now that I'm an adult. I always preferred the elliptical machine or something with less impact to burn the calories. Nevertheless, there are certain shoes that I SHOULD be wearing when I work out, because not all running shoes are created equal. I am still guilty of picking style over function, even if really I am educated enough to know what's good for my feet. Here are a few things to consider when picking a running shoe, whether you are a hardcore runner, or someone who is just starting out.
- Flat Feet need shoes that have "motion control," "stability control" in their descriptions.
- If you have flat feet, ask your doctor if you might need arch supports to insert into your shoes when you run (or all the time!)
- High Arches need shoes that are cushioned on the mid sole and shock absorbers.
- Neutral/ Normal feet can wear almost anything. LUCKY YOU!
- Go to running specialty stores. The people there are trained to help you find the perfect shoe for your foot type.
- Before investing, make sure you re-measure your feet, even if you have been wearing the same size for years. It might have changed due to numerous reasons such as pregnancy or fallen arches.
- Usually these running specialty stores have treadmills where they staff can watch how you run and determine the best shoe for you.
- Replace your shoes every 500 kilometers.