No worries, here come some hints to help your way through.
- First of all, remember that ill-fitting, old and overused shoes, as well as shoes that don't match your foot's unique needs can seriously affect you. A good shoe is meant to absorb the impact from your feet hitting the pavement, preventing against injuries and keeping you safe from blisters and therefore, providing you with a more enjoyable run.
- Second, bear in mind that there's no such thing as the perfect running shoe for everybody since runners' needs vary so wildly. Actually, there are way too many factors that can make a difference, including your weight, the shape of your feet, your biomechanics as well as the surface you run on. Therefore, to find your perfect running pair, you need to consider all those factors first. It's best when you drop into a shop like Sweatshop, Runner's Need or Vivobarefoot's stores and you can get a full gait analysis test done.
- Finally, knowing you've found the right shoes for you comes down to how you feel when you put them on. So, now you can start hunting for your perfect footwear.