How to Choose Running Shoes

How to choose running shoes

How to Choose Running Shoes

Who knew that a person would need a specific type of shoe for running? Well, to keep your feet from getting hurt and for other safety and comfort reasons, it’s important to choose a pair of running shoes that you love. Finding the right kind of running shoes to fit your specific needs does take some time.
Keep these tips in mind for the next time you need to choose a pair of running shoes.

Wear the Right Size

Since running requires movement with your feet, it’s important that you have the right size shoe on. You can get measured to ensure you’re wearing the right size shoe during your runs.

Know Where You’ll Be Running

There is a major difference between running inside and running outside. Keep in mind the type of ground you will be running on when choosing a pair of running shoes. When running outside the ground tends to be rougher terrain wise, so your shoes will need to be tough!

Tread is Important on a Running Shoe

Tread is important on any shoe you wear, but especially important on running shoes. Most commonly the “wear pattern” is discussed amongst runners. Don’t forget to make sure your running shoes have proper tread to keep you safe and moving forward.

Lacing System is Major

When choosing a pair of running shoes, you also need to keep the lacing system in mind. Some runners prefer the boa closure over the regular shoe lace. You have to go with the type of lacing system that makes you feel most comfortable.

More Toe Room Please

How much room do you need for your toes when running? This is something of major concern when I’m choosing the right pair of running shoes for my situation. Toe box room is very important to the overall running shoe, in my opinion. This is the specific area that houses your toes! Consider more toe box room if you have a hard landing, longer toenails, or even long toes.

What are your best tips for choosing running shoes?



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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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