In this video, you will learn the criteria to bear in mind when choosing a pair of running shoes.
Keep watching the next videos in our Running program for more advice on lacing your shoes correctly when running.
Your feet are your most important ally when running so it's essential that you choose a good pair of shoes that will give you the support you need. Make sure your running shoes are suitable for your feet, the terrain and your running stride by watching this short tutorial video.
In this video, you will learn what type of questions you should be asking when getting running shoes that fit your shape and style of running.
We will examine three essential elements to consider before buying shoes: your shoe size, the type of terrain you will be running on, and your type of running stride
First, your shoe size.
While running, your feet move forward several millimeters inside the shoe.
Make sure that there is a 1 centimeter (0.4 inch) gap between your toes and the tip of the shoe.
Sometimes, you will need to get a size larger than your normal, everyday shoes.
Try to buy your shoes at the end of the day, when your feet are swollen, just as when doing physical activity.
Next, is the type of terrain.
Running on hard surfaces, like pavements, produces the biggest impact. So make sure to choose shoes that can absorb it well.
If you run on trails and in natural environments, choose shoes with soles that can get a grip on the ground. Make sure that they also stay firmly on your foot.
Thirdly, your type of running stride.
There are 3 types of running forms: neutral, over pronator, and supinator.
You can determine yours by watching our other video: "Understanding your type of running form".
Each form has it's own precise type of shoe.
Lastly, don't forget that there are shoes designed for men and lighter shoes designed for women.
Now you know what questions to ask when buying running shoes. Over to you!