How to Choose The Best Running Shoes For Your Feet: The Best Approach

I started my running workout a couple of months ago to stay fit and healthy,  most of us do so. And I found running is the best drill and it really suits me. So I did my shopping for my training session, a handheld water bottle, few pair of cloths, headphones…etc and all became done easily but to select a pair of shoe was really confusing. I googled a lot and finally on the basis of several points I made my list and purchased one.

Here are few things that are basic to clear the confusion and will certainly help to find What Are The Best Running Shoes.

  • First thing is to consider where you running, For Example; Road or trail?
  • Second and the most important, the type of  foot you have? Arched, Neutral or Flat?

So, choose from the following what is your requirement:

1. Road + Type of your foot = Best Shoes for Running

2. Trail + Type of your foot = Best Shoes for Trail Running

Road running shoes can deal with surfaces irregularities as bumps, break or cracks, are light, flexible and designed with enough cushioning and stability.

Trail running Shoes are specially designed for that purpose and gives solid outer sole and strengthen the foot with complete protection.

Now the important part bio-mechanics of feet, how to select a shoe on basis of this? Shoes are categorized mainly in three categories:

Motion Control Running Shoes:

New Balance Motion control shoes

New Balance Men’s M587

Moderate to severe overpronation or very low arch or flat feet and excessive inward roll = Motion Control Shoes with straight last or board lasted or combination lasted.

Cushioned Running Shoes:

best cushioned running shoes

ASICS Women’s GEL-Cumulus 15 Running Shoe

Underpronation or Supination or medium to high arch feet and excessive outward roll = Cushioning Shoes with curved shoe last or slip lasted or combination lasted.

Stability Running Shoes:

best stability running shoes

Adidas Mens Liquid Ride

Pronation or low arch and normal inward roll = Stability Shoes with Semi-curved last or combination lasted

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Shoes Form and Mold is Refered as Shoe Last

Straight Last = It helps to control inward motion for Overpronator or flat feet.

Curved Last = The curved shape promotes inward motion for Underpronators.

Semi-Curved Last = For neutral Pronators.

Board-lasted = the stability and motion control needed by Overpronator.

Slip-lasted = flexible and well cushioned for the Supinator or Underpronator.

Combination-lasted = can be used by wide range foot types.