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A buyer's guide to running trainers

Wearing the right shoes for running means that your feet are comfortable and protected from shocks. The best trainers for your feet are the shoes that fit properly and have the cushion and arch support. When you are looking for new running gear and apparel, start by determining your proper size, then go on to seek out the features that you need for your gait.

Right shoe size and pronation for your feet

Finding the right shoe size While shoe size does not change drastically for most people after reaching adulthood, small changes do occur over time. Moreover, you cannot depend on consistent sizing between brands and styles. You should have your feet measured each time you buy new trainer shoes, and then try on as many as needed to find a pair that fits properly. If, however, you are buying new running shoes without trying them on, such as via the Internet or a catalogue, you will have to use your previous size as a guide. Finding the right pronation shoe for your gait Each runner has his or her own gait, or pronation. Running shoes come in three main pronations: under-pronation, normal pronation, and over-pronation. These terms refer to the arch support that each runner needs for maximum comfort and protection. The terms flat-footed and high arches also describe pronation. ASICS shoes and Brooks provide information on their websites describing specifics on finding the right arch support for your feet. One commonly used way to determine a runner's pronation is to place the runner's wet foot on a large piece of paper. If the entire sole of the foot leaves a mark on the paper, the foot is flat and the runner is an under-pronator. If only the toes and heel leave a print, the runner is an over-pronator.

Shoe construction

In addition to proper fit, shoe construction is another consideration when buying running shoes. Breathable, moisture wicking materials will offer comfort during workouts. Look for a shoe with as much natural fibre as possible. Synthetics are not necessarily bad but they are simply, as a rule, less breathable. If you opt for a synthetic training shoe, make sure that you check the manufacturers specs for details about the benefit that the synthetic fibre provides.

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