1. How far do you want to run?
Do you want to participate in a marathon? Then a lot of cushioning and comfort is needed, otherwise the distance of 42 kilometers will feel even longer. When training, you should also take into account the number of kilometers. When you can run comfortably, it’s easy to stay motivated. Of course, comfort and cushioning are also important for those who only want to run a few times a week.
2. What surface will you be running on?
The type of surface is decisive when choosing the right running shoe. Whether you plan to walk muddy trails or asphalt roads, there are a variety of shoes for beginners. Of course you also have to take the weather into account. Good grip shoes can prevent your feet from slipping when it rains and give you more traction on muddy trails.
3. What is your pronation type?
Pronation is the natural movement of the foot when walking, in other words, the degree to which the foot rolls inward. With excessive pronation the foot tilts inward too much and with underpronation the foot tilts inward too little. For both types of pronation, you may need a pair of shoes that can correct and support your feet. Movement Podiatry can give you the best advice in this regard.
4. What is the width of your feet?
If your feet are wider, that’s okay. You don’t have to squeeze your feet into narrow shoes. It is best to choose a slightly wider shoe so that there is enough room in it and blisters do not form easily.
5. What’s your budget?
Of course you want the best running shoes for beginners, but maybe your budget doesn’t always allow it. Nevertheless, it is still worth spending a little more money to buy a pair of comfortable running shoes that can be used for a long time and that will never let you down during competitions or training.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you will soon be stuck with uncomfortable, low-quality shoes. This way you run the risk of quitting before you start. Cheap shoes will wear out quickly, so you will have to buy new shoes in a few months.
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