Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I need new running shoes, but don't know where to start

I need new running shoes, but don't know where to start. I know I want to go minimalist, but there are so many brands and they are so expensive.

Do I go with the Merrell shoes I can get at my local mall for a really good price and get good reviews? Do I invest massive amounts of money in Newtons? They at least sell those at my closest running shoe store. Do I go for a more unusual brand like Altra? Do I go for the brand that interacts with me on Twitter like Skora, even if they aren't the most attractive shoes?

How do you pick your running shoes? Do you run in minimalist shoes? Do you want your running shoes to be "attractive"?

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried minimalist shoes, but I'm eyeing some Newtons. I pick shoes by going to the local running shoe store (Fleet Feet) and trying various things and getting their advice. I have foot issues so the right type of shoe and fit is important to me. I am almost ready to try some Newtons or another non-traditional type because I am going to be running shorter distances for a while and think it's a good time to try out something new and see if it helps my foot problems. Good luck!