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Shoe How–To’s

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Fashion tips and helpful advice from our real–life shoe experts.

HOW TO: CHOOSE A RUNNING SHOE

We’ve been in your shoes – well, no, not literally. But we’ve been there. Feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of choosing new running shoes. So many styles, so many brands. Different benefits, different needs. Ahhh, which one to choose? Well, you’re in luck. There’s a method to the madness and we’ve done the research for you to make the process as headache-free as possible. From heel to toe and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. From motion control running shoes to trail running shoes, from women’s running shoes to men’s running shoes, our complete Running Shop will help you establish your shoe type and find the running shoe that’s truly the best fit.

Because every runner is different, it’s important to understand your personal needs and to find the shoe that best responds to those needs. As you will see outlined in our comprehensive Running Shop, there are 3 easy steps to choose the running shoe that’s right for you:

Step 1: Watch the video

Step 2: Identify your arch type

Step 3: Determine the best running shoe for you by reviewing the Running Shoe Types (highlighted below and further detailed in our Running Shop)

In understanding pronation and determining your arch type, you are well on your way to finding that just right running shoe, and you are properly prepared to shop from the 6 main Running Shoe Types: Cushioned, Performance, Stability, Support, Trail and Walking. Using the Running Shop as your guide, you’ll discover which Running Shoe Type corresponds with your arch type and degree of pronation. From there, you can shop your favorite, trusty running brands. No matter if you run on the road or on the trail or on a treadmill, we’ve got all the top brands you know and love like asics running shoes, adidas, Reebok, Mizuno, Brooks, Saucony, Merrell, New Balance running shoes, and more.

All running shoes are not created equally and the right running shoes are everything. Not only can they affect your speed, they can also affect your body in terms of your joints, back and knees. We know you want the best and you won’t settle for anything less. So the best is what you’ll get – from men’s running shoes to women’s running shoes, we’ve got top runners that are anything but ordinary, and will be right there with you when you achieve the extraordinary. Visit our Running Shop today and you are sure to find your running sole mate.