What running shoe should I buy?

Read on for a great resource by the American College of Sports Medicine on a summary of the evidence and also debunking some myths with regards to selection of a new running shoe. It separates the science from the marketing and is a must read before getting your next pair of runners.

Choosing a running shoe

A few good tips include

  • ” Buy running shoes at the end of the day when
    your feet have ‘swollen’ as much as they will
    and the shoes will not feel tight”
  • “Foot shape or arch height are not good
    indicators of what kind of running shoe to
  • “Test the shoe to determine if it is too narrow:
    take the insert out of the shoes and step on
    them on the ground. Does your foot hang
    over the sides of the insert? If so, your shoe is
    too narrow”