3. FIND YOUR FIT
The wrong fit can cause extremely painful ailments like shin splints or plantar fasciitis. When you choose the right running shoe, the pair will feel natural on your feet and will be free from hot spots, pressure points, rubbing, or pinching. (Good running shoes don’t need to be “broken in.”) Lastly, if you haven’t been on your feet all day when you head to the store, leave a little wiggle room in the running shoe. Why? As you run (or walk), your feet swell. When hat can fit half of your thumb to your whole thumb in between your toe and the end of the shoe.
4. GO FOR LIGHTER
Shoe companies have gotten the message that people don’t want to run in clunky tissue boxes, and with the barefoot craze fading, they’re implementing technology that gives cushioning and support in a lighter package. A pair in the 8-12 oz. range should be sufficient for putting on the miles.