It can be daunting trying to figure out the right running shoe. I've got 3 categories for you to pick from. There are lots of questions about what type of running shoe is the best for you feet, so go ahead figure out what shoe is best for you.
Running in the wrong running shoe for too long will change your form and could cost you an injury. The shock that comes from your feet hitting the pavement can run up to parts of your body that weren't built to absorb that kind of impact. Start out in a normal running shoe and see the difference after buying a more specialized shoe for better absorption!
Tires on a car:
If you were to drive a simple care down a really bumpy road for a month, what would happen to your car? It depends on the tires. If you didn't have specialized tires you'd probably have to replace the shocks, have some tire issues and last but not least your car, from all that impact, would need adjustments to the mechanics within.
Change it up a bit by putting super absorbent tires and better shocks and you got yourself a car that loves the bumpy road.
You are the same except this is your body we are talking about, so buying good runners is a must when you are learning to run!
Before you buy running shoes for your feet!
There are 3 types of shoe categories:
What category are YOU?
Stick your foot in water and then stand on dry pavement, or a paper bag, the deck, the porch...
Look at your foot print...
(Can you see the whole foot print?)
Flat or low arch people need arch support to correct too much motion.
Shoe Choices - Stability -100-130 Ibs person/ motion control- 140-200+lbs
(Can you see the whole foot print except for the inside curve?)
This is close to normal, most of these people have good pronation in the foot and relatively good shock absorption.
Shoe Choices - Stability/neutral - 100-130 lbs/ Stability -140-185Ibs/ Stability/Motion Control -190-220+lbs
(Can you see some of the foot print with the inside curve of the print extending to the outer center of foot?) This is a high arch and most of these people need a good cushioned shoe to compensate for the shock. Shoe Choices -Neutral - 100-185 Ibs/ Neutral, Stability 180-220+lbs
So You Have The Right Shoe