I am about to buy a new pair of running shoes as I am training for the City2Surf. Can you recommend the best shoes for running?
When it comes to buying running shoes you need to look at your feet and then choose a shoe that supports the biomechanics of your feet.
Think of your shoes like the foundation of your house. The shoes you wear will support your whole body but you need to get the right shoes for your feet.
I really like New Balance shoes as they are soft on your feet but still offer lots of support, with a rubber outsole that has plenty of durability. But you need to find the right shoe for you, so speak to a running shoe expert when looking to buy new shoes so you get the correct and model.
The three main categories of feet are:
A normal foot lands on the outside of the heel and rolls inwards to slightly absorb the shock.
Best shoe: Go for a shoe that is neutral or cushioned.
2. Flat feet
This type of foot has a low arch, the foot lands on the outside of the heel and the foot rolls inwards (pronates) excessively.
Best shoe: Go for a stable shoe which reduces the degree of pronation.
3. High-arched feet
A high-arched foot lands on the outside of the heel and rolls outwards (supinates) so it's the opposite of flat feet.
Best shoe: Go for a shoe that is neutral with plenty of flexibility.
For more information on running shoes and fitting, visit www.newbalance.com.au
Dean Piazza your online personal trainer