Welcome to our site! Here you’ll be able to find many suppliers of all kinds of racing running shoes in exactly the brand, style, size and even color that you’re looking for. With the wide variety of choices available, you’ll be able to find the shoe you need whether you’re a weekend exerciser who’s just trying to get into shape or you’re about to run your 20th Boston Marathon.
It’s very important to have a running shoe that fits properly. Contrary to what the guy at the shoe store might have told you, with running shoes it’s critical that your toes can never touch the front of the shoe. For this reason, you might consider going up one size or at a minimum one half-size. During long runs, your toes need to be free of any rubbing or pressure or you’ll have problems with either blisters or your toenails.
Once you’ve found the right size for your feet, you should try on several different styles and brands of shoes. While we all like to have nice looking shoes, when you’re running, your shoes protect your feet, ankles, knees, and even hips. Fit and design are significantly more important than color. Many runners stick with the same brand and style of shoes for years. Once you’ve found the right combination for your feet and gait, sometimes it’s just not worth going through a change.
Of course, durability is also a factor. If you’re running a long race, you really don’t want a shoe to give out on you. You’ll want to replace your running shoes before they show much external wear, anyway. The cushioning inside the shoes tends to break down well before the exterior parts (unless you’re very rough on your shoes), and this cushioning is what protects your body from the constant pounding abuse from contact with the pavement.
A good pair of running shoes can even help with shin splints in some cases. This pain is caused when the muscles at the front of your leg are overpowered by the muscles in the calf. While stretching of the calves can help and should be done, a lighter shoe also helps by eliminating a small amount of weight that the front leg muscles has to lift. An ounce or two may not seem like much, but over the course of a long run, that’s quite a bit of extra lifting.
Modern running shoes have soles that are designed to improve traction and cushioning in many different environments. However, if most of your running is done off-road, a good pair of trail shoes might be a better fit than your standard running shoes. It’s even possible to find running shoes that are waterproof, but you’ll want to make sure that you’re not sacrificing breatheability. Otherwise the sweat from your feet will quickly become a much bigger problem than the rain water coming in from outside.
If you’re uncertain on which brands to consider, visit a local 5K or 10K and take a look at the feet of the first finishers. They are likely die-hard runners and only wear shoes that perform. Many times these brands and styles are less expensive than the more advertised brands that hire celebrity endorsers. Again, it’s important to find racing running shoes that are comfortable, durable, and made for your specific needs. So take a look and get running!