Would you buy tap shoes to go running and you’re undecided? Runner’s World is here to help you with these decisions. You are the one with the last word, but in this gallery, we will present the best shoes of the year to be a real ‘runner’. We want to offer you the widest possible range of shoes for all budgets.
An object as delicate as this deserves some investment to protect the foot and improve running performance, but our goal is to find what your pocket can afford. Here you will see the best magazine models such as Brooks, Nike, Salomon, Mizuno, Adidas, New Balance, On Cloud, Topo, Columbia, Under Armor, Asics, Hoya, Karhu, Newton or 361 Degrees. Do not worry if you do not know all the brands, we are here to discover the running shoes you need.
Top 10 Sneakers
- Waterproof slip-on featuring allover perforations, logoed vamp, and contrast toe cap. Rubber rand and toe.
- Hand-Washable and Shock Absorbent. When converting to women's sizes from men's, go up 2 sizes
- Slip-on, low-top sneaker
- Fixed laces. Features medial eyelets and no tie design
- This shoe's sizing is equivalent to street shoe size,wide width.If your feet are thin, you can choose a...
- Boxed toe for toe stands,super lightweight and flexible just like socks,breathable and smooth fabric provide...
- REVlite midsole foam
- NB Memory Sole Comfort insert
- One-piece, synthetic leather strap has jersey lining for a soft feel
- Injected Phylon midsole doubles as an outsole for lightweight cushioning
- Lace-up, high-top sneaker
- OrthoLite insole for cushioning
- Sturdy lace-up sneaker featuring cushioned midsole and two-tone heel pull
- Padded tongue and collar. Soft fabric shoe lining. Contrast colored mesh fabric panels for cooling effect
- Platform measures approximately 1"
- Pull on
- Flexible sole
- OOlala style provides the same proprietary OOfoam technology in a feminine silhouette
- OOfoam Recovery Technology absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foam
How to choose your running shoes?
When running, you can not neglect the choice of your shoes. If you opt for an inappropriate model, in addition to the immediate risks of injury, your back, knees, and ankles may suffer in the long term. Be it a beginner or a veteran, punctual or regular runner … Whatever your profile, it is essential to take the necessary time to select the right pair of shoes for you!
Before starting to choose a pair of running shoes, it is essential to know their type of stride (that is, their support areas). To determine it, three “exams” are possible. First, many stores offer a test space to guide you according to your stride or style, but they are not usually very approximate.
You can also look at the state of wear of the soles of your current shoes: the sole of a shoe that you have used for a few months should be able to easily inform you about friction points. Finally, if the doubt persists, do not hesitate to consult a podiatrist. Thus, three types of strides are distinguished for which manufacturers propose three types of footwear.
The universal stride (or neutral stride)
45% of runners have a normal pronunciation: the foot is perfectly aligned in the continuity of the heel during the race, and the force will be concentrated towards the center of the foot. The wear of the shoe is located in the center of the front sole.
The prone stride
This type of pronunciation affects 45% of the runners. In this case, there is a sinking of the foot inwards. Therefore, wear occurs on the inside of the sole.
The stride supinated
It is the least widespread since it affects approximately 10% of runners. The foot touches the ground on the outside of the shoe, without landing completely flat. Wear will be placed on the outer side of the shoe and heel.
What shoes for what stride?
If you have a universal stride, most models are adapted for use. On the other hand, if it is prone, you need a pair of running shoes that have a reinforcement on the inner side, which allows for better support and, above all, to imitate the sinking and movement of the foot. If it is supinated, in short, you will need a pair of sneakers with an outer reinforcement of the foot. Unfortunately, they are the most difficult to find.
Running shoes show more and more technical criteria: drop, cushioning, rebound, etc. However, the basic criteria for choosing a pair of running shoes is still simple … Comfort. First of all, you have to feel good about the shoes. If there is any problem, it is very simple: change your model immediately! More and more manufacturers are proposing breathable, seamless and flat instep models. Your shoe should offer you a good grip, without friction and without pressure.
Damping and dynamism
To preserve the joints and the back, as well as to reduce the risk of injury, it is important to choose shoes that enjoy good cushioning.
The thicker the sole, the more cushioned it is. But a thicker sole is usually heavier and less flexible (that is, less reactive). Therefore, the most difficult thing is to find the balance that suits you according to your practice (exercise) and your workforce. For “heavy” runners (+70 kg for a woman, +80 kg for a man), it is advisable to favor good cushioning.
Heavy shoes are an extra effort. Therefore, runners attentive to their performance will be tempted to opt for the lightest shoes possible. But don’t get obsessed with weight either! You should also consider the structure of the sole. For example, Nike shoes are not necessarily the lightest on the market, but when they benefit from VaporFly 4%, they offer very interesting propulsion.
The drop is indicated in millimeters and allows you to measure the difference between the heel height and that of the front of your shoe. The standard drop is 12 millimeters. Today, the shoes usually show an 8 or 10 mm drop. The lighter models descend to 6 and 4 mm. Attention: a weak drop (4/6 mm) is reserved rather for experienced runners. As for beginners, it is recommended to remain in a drop of 12 to 10 mm, gradually decreasing.
Many brands seem to have an alternative size band! It is common for running shoes to be small, so it is important to take the necessary time to measure your foot and consult the size guide of each manufacturer.
Regardless of this recurring problem, your foot will tend to swell during the race, especially in hot weather or if you run long distances. As a general rule, you should opt for ½ number more than your “normal” size.