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Running Shoes - Road, Race, Spiked and Trail

As with clothing, there is a big selection of discounts and sales available for running shoes, partly because of the variety available and partly as there are always new shoe designs to push out the old stock.

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What sort of running shoe for your event ?

A good pair of running shoes is a must-have if you spend any time jogging or running. Your shoes won’t just help you to run faster and for longer but will also provide support for your feet and help to prevent numerous potential injuries, including plantar fasciitis, shin splints and knee problems.

The type of running shoes you wear will depend on the environment you intend to run in, how long you run for, and your natural running gait. Shoes for trail running will require more grip and stability, for example, while shoes for road running will require more cushioning.

Choosing the right shoe for your body

It is a good idea to have your gait analysed before you buy your first pair of running shoes. Most people’s feet roll slightly while they are running and the amount and direction of the roll ? or ‘pronation’ ? will determine the kind of support your feet need.

In addition to getting shoes with the right kind of support, you will need to make sure that the shoes fits properly. Your feet will expand slightly while you run and the more time you spend running, the more your feet will swell. This means it is a good idea to have trainers that are very slightly larger than your normal shoe size, but not so large that they chafe while you run.

Make sure that your shoes are not just the right length but also the right width. Most stores have sizing tools to help you to measure the width of your feet. You should also take into account the type of socks you like to wear. Some people like to wear very thin socks, which will have almost no impact on the fit of the shoes, while others prefer thick, fluffy socks, which could make a big difference to the fit.

Finally, consider your weight. If you are relatively light, then almost any properly-fitted running shoes will do the job. Heavier runners, however, will need a shoe with a lot of support and may need to replace their shoes more often because the repeated impact of their weight will wear down the support more rapidly.

Note that everyone, regardless of their weight, should replace their running shoes regularly ? at least after running a few hundred miles, but more often if they start to show signs of wear and tear.

Running shoes for competition and training

It is better to buy mid-range running shoes and replace them when they start to wear out than it is to purchase far more expensive shoes and keep using them when they no longer offer the support required to take good care of your feet.

If you are a long distance runner, take care to ‘break in’ new shoes before competing in them. Your shoes should feel like an extension of your body once they are broken in and you should do some short, gentle runs in a new pair before using them for any serious running so that you don’t injure yourself.