So you decided that this 2015, you’ll take on marathon, or getting in shape. If so, you need a good pair of best running shoes to accomplish this task of yours.
From Nike and Saucony to Asics and Salomon, with thousands of running shoe brand and styles to choose from, looking for the best pair of running shoes can be a challenging task. It is also important that the shoes you’ll get will be best for your work out.
Tips to Pick the Best Running Shoes
There are actually three basic tips to help you pick the right running shoe.
1. Get Tested
Drop by into a shoe shop and get a gait analysis test done, this will help you identify the kind of running shoes for you and the proper support you need for your style. You’ll also get a ton of foot care tips, shoe tips and how you can improve and take care of your shoes along the way.
2. Pick the right Terrain
Where you plan to run is important. Will you be doing most of your miles on or off road?
Where you plan to run is important, ask yourself. Will you be doing most of your miles on or off the road? Are you mostly going for trail run instead? Do you need another pair of shoes to bring?
3. Racing is not Training
Most cases you might want to choose a training shoe for longer mileage and another racing shoes that is lighter and better performance for shorter period racing, like a three to four hours of race. It is very important that you already wore your shoes before the race day. New shoes on race day? Big no no!
How to Find the Perfect Running Shoes
Now that you know your style and already implemented the tips from above, it’s time to know how to pick the right running shoes for you. Every pair of shoes has been worn, tested and put through it’s paces. Check out the list of tech-filled trainers for your perfect running shoes.
The biggest trend for 2015: Lightweight shoes that can work across all terrains and provide a minimum feel without loosing support or stability. You wanted to feel your feet light, if you’re trained to be running up hard, you definitely need a cushioning.
Puma Mobium Elite Speed Night Cat
Made specifically for midfoot and forefoot strikers who run at speed, the second generation Mobium Elite boasts the Night Cat reflective print for improved visibility when sunlight is nowhere to be found. The fit has also been improved and a new elasticated band added to move in time with your tendons.
Reebok Ventilator Athletic
Built-in Hexalite technology on the heel of this shoe gives much improved shock absorption for a comfier and pain free run. Comfort is key all over this shoe, especially in the midsole where IMEVA foam is used as a cushion.
ASICS Gel-Kayano 21
Boasting a whole load of tech, this pair of running shoes is more akin to a computer than a fitness accessory. First off is the Impact Guidance System, which helps your toe strikes, while FluidRide cushions the foot and improves durability. A multitude of gel, both at the front and rear, keeps the foot comfortable too, even on a long run.
Adidas Energy Boost 2
Designed for all types of weather, the Boost tech built into these shoes retain energy when you run and then returns it to the foot. The Techfit upper gives a natural, comfortable fit, that almost feels like a sock and the molded overlay increases foot support no end. It’s miCoach compatible, too.
Under Armour SpeedForm
The SpeedForm lives up to the brand's reputation as sports tech innovators. Why so special, you ask? For a start, it weighs a meagre 170 grams - 6 ounces in old money - making it about the lightest shoe we've ever set our feet in. The weightloss is mainly due to the upper, a single, seamless piece of fabric - inspired by bra-makers PlayTex - that moulds around your foot to fit like a sock.
Saucony Kinvara 5
The Saucony Kinvara 5 backs up its unique styling with a mono-filament mesh that keeps your feet from getting too hot. Enhancements to the EVA+ material helps minimise friction, while the RunDry inner lining combats pesky chafing. Pretty light, too, at 218g.
Under Armour Speedform 2014
Under Armour Speedform 2014 running shoes feature a moulded heel cup that helps with comfort and stability. Lots of holes throughout the top of the show add breathability. At 185g and mate of fabric, they are about as lightweight as you can get, which barefoot runners will appeciate.
There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all sneaker that can work for every runner out there. Each of us have a unique gait, which is why every shoe companies product a very wide variety of sneakers for us to choose from. From designs created made to withstand the wear and tear triathlon, there’s a running shoe that was created with all of the unique features every runner needs.
The hardest part is, how to figure out which running shoe is the best for you. Veteran runners might have a good idea what to look for in a shoe that will work well for their habits and form, beginners should take a little test drive of different pairs in order to find the best fit for them.
If you take your shoes for a run and like the way they feel, you’re good to go. However, if it does hurt your feet, better ask the advice that runs the local shoe shop. Some stores might even help you scan your feet or at least analyze your gait and recommend a shoe based on the results.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to find the best running shoes for you, so that you can start running and get into shape. If you have more questions, let me know in the comments below.