The worst mistake you can make while planning for a running schedule is selecting running shoes from the department store without any technical considerations. Selecting running shoes that are right for your feet is important because if your shoes are not perfect for your feet you may end up with injury on your feet or excessive strain on your joints. Running shoes also affect your ability to run long distances and also affect your running speed. This article explains the factors you should consider before selecting rung shoes.
The first thing you should consider is the amount of time you are planning to use your shoes. If you want your shoes to last time you should also be prepared to spend some bucks on good quality shoes.
Secondly you need to take a closer look at your old shoes. Observe from where your old shoes show the most wear and tear from road, these are the spots that take the most of the force of your impact. The force should ideally be spread evenly to avoid any strain or injury; however this is not the case with most runners. So you should note the areas that take more impact than others. You should also look for any marks on the front upper side of the shoe made by fingers this may indicate that you old shoes were tight so you should look for a wider pair this time.
After noting down the above things you should visit a specialty store whose staff is trained to advise s hoe that complements your feet. You should tell them what you have observed and you may also take your old pair of shoe with you for an inspection.
Lastly try out the new shoes, press them against a hard flat surface if they tilt inwards or out wards or you feel that pressure is not spread evenly the shoes might be in balanced for your feet. You should also wear the new pair of shoes for at least ten minutes before buying it; this will enable you to determine whether the shoes feel comfortable on your feet. You should also ensure that your shoes provide proper cushioning that is essential to absorb the impact forces while running. Most of the specialty stores will allow you to take a run with the shoes. Staff at a specialty store can greatly help in selecting running shoes that are right for you.