Saturday, 22 February 2014

All you ever needed to know about selecting running shoes

This is quite easily the most often asked question -> What running shoe is best for me?

The truth is that there is no "best" running shoe (much like life or the quote attributed to Lucretius about one's food being another's poison). What works for you may not work for another.

With this context, it is rather timely that 3 of the most knowledgeable resources on running have independently weighed in on this issue

Matt Fitzgerald writes here Should You Select Running Shoes by Feel or Science?

Peter Larson aka RunBlogger writes Why the Term Overpronation Should be Banished

Ian Griffiths writes Overpronation: Accurate or Out of Date Terminology?

There's really not much more I can add on the issue.

My own experience has been so educative that what worked for me before does not work for me now since my body weight and hence biomechanics have changed over the years as I have accumulated more mileage. So not only is there no single answer, there's no answer which is right for you each time you ask the question.

Tread with care (all puns intended!)

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