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How To Find Running Shoes For a Beginner

Published at 03/28/2012 17:08:41


If you're just beginning to jog or run, then you may want to get special running shoes for beginners. A lot of folks don't realize what to look for when wanting to purchase running shoes. As much as the color and fashion of the shoe is important, there are other more important things such as the comfort and stability.

Step 1

In order to find the perfect pair of running shoes for beginners, you'll need to make sure you know foot type you are. There are three different main types of feet, those are low arch, high arch and normal arch.

Step 2

Another tip for buying running shoes for beginners is to make sure you're checking a lot of circulars for sales and deals. Stores like Foot Locker, Nike and Dr. Jays have all different types of sales on sneakers, weekly. However, avoid shopping online for running shoes as it's always best to try on the shoe in person. Try to go shopping for your running shoes at around 4:00pm as this is when your foot is largest and you'll have.

Step 3

When out shopping for a pair of running shoes for beginners, it's always a good idea to ask a clerk to help you out. A clerk can measure your feet for you, so you're sure to pick the right size sneaker. Try to go shopping for your running shoes at around 4:00pm as this is when your foot is largest and you'll have the most accurate sizing done.

Step 4

Make sure that when you're shopping for your running shoes for beginners that you try on several pairs of shoes. During each try on, walk around the store a little bit with the shoe on so you can get a sense of how comfortable it is and how the shoe fits you.

Step 5

Lastly, when buying running shoes for beginners, do not make the mistake most people do. That mistake is buying a shoe just because its popular or the latest fad. When exercising and running, you really need to make sure your feet will stay protected so quality should come over the exterior appearance of the shoe.

More Tips

When trying on running shoes for beginners, try to make sure you're fitting correctly in the shoe. You will want to make sure there is adequate room in the toe area. Your thumb should be able to fit in between the top of the shoe and the toe. Also, it is imperative that you have heel room when purchasing new running shoes for beginners. Your feel should fit snugly on the back of the shoe but it should not be fitted tightly. You want to make sure it's fit just right as you don't want to be falling out of your new running shoes and you also don't want to be getting cuts on your heel cause it's rubbing against the back.

Consider This

Another thing to consider when purchasing a pair of running shoes for beginners is whether or not you're an overpronators, underpronators or a normal and neutral pronator.