Basic Running Tips : Choosing a Good Running Shoe

So choosing running shoes. For some people
that is a very complicated process because there are so many types of running shoes that
are out there, so many brands of running shoes that are out there but some of the key components
you want to look for in your running shoes are cushioning, stability and support. It
also depends on what type of arch you have whether you have a flat foot or whether you
have a curved foot arch so that is very important. I would suggest that you actually go to a
specialty running store and speak with someone who is an expert on helping you choose the
right shoe. So this is your basic training shoe. These are really good because most training
shoes have a really good deal of cushioning, stability, and support but some key things
you want to remember when you are purchasing your training shoes is what type of arch do
you have. Do you have a flat foot arch? Do you have more of a curved foot arch? I think
getting those types of answers are really good when you are going to say a running specialty
store as compared to maybe going to some other type of store where maybe the salesperson
doesn’t really know much about training shoes. But most running specialty stores have runners
who are well educated about helping you choose the right running shoe so those would be your
basic trainer. If you want more of a lighter shoe for running say 5k races, 10 k, half
marathon, even marathon distance, these are called racing flats and these are shoes that
are a bit more lighter than your trainer shoes. If you feel like you are one of those swift
runners or a fast runner and you really want to have something that is light on race morning
then this would be your basic racing flat shoe. So the next type of shoe is called the
track spike and this is a shoe that is used for runners who participate in track running
events from 100 meters up to 10,000 meters on the track. Now there are various types
of spikes depending on what kind of event you are training for. So if you are training
say for say a 100 meter or a 200 meter, or even a 400 meter track event there is a specific
type of shoe that is geared towards those particular distances. If you are training
for say 5,000 meters on the track or 10,000 meters on the track there is a specific type
of shoe geared towards those distances. So the next type of running shoe is a trail running
shoe and this is more of a heavier running shoe for those who enjoy running trails because
on some trails it can be very rocky terrain, tree stubs, rocks and you need a shoe that
is going to give you some extra grip as you are running some of the trails which may be
flat trails, some of these trails are very hilly trails but the terrain can vary from
really rocky to smooth but usually the trail shoes are a bit heavier. As you can see you
have more rubber support around the shoe and it gives you a better grip as you are running
some of the rocky portions of the trail.


  • hahaha phillykid is so jealous he cant run for shit mwahah

  • dont forget ventalation

  • Thanks this helped me alot

  • so…in the end if i'm flat footed what shoes do i need?:-s

  • Cortez arent running shoes.

  • Doc Martens are confortable running shoes…
    And again, please wear a t-shirt!

  • hes helping you buy a TRAINING SHOE and DISTANCE RUNNING SHOE not track shoe..for sprinting

  • I bought a pair of very expensive Nike "running" shoes and they didn't help me. Those shoes just injuried my legs really bad and I could not jog for a little bit more than a month. I'm more knowledgeable about joggin' shoes by now and a doctor told me that New Balance shoes are pretty cool.

  • Sorry, by the "solid shoes" expression you mean "ok", "nice", "effective" or more like they are not good for jogging even if you're the flash".? (English is my second langage)

  • I did a google map search of running stores in my area and found a bunch of specialty stores that do measurements and custom fit shoes to individual styles…you might want to try that, i'm sure there are specialty stores in your area

  • I have no connection to the asics company (I work in a hospital), but if you look around the asics website, you`ll get better advice than that given in this utube vid

  • newtons, they run amazing . . .

  • Just my two-cents…I've been a huge Suacony fan, the Pro Grid is great…but, Mizuno Wave Creation has completely won me over. A bit heavier, but a good trainer!!

  • Not true. There is a movement away from over-padded running shoes, even as far as going barefoot. Many people with knee, foot & shin issues are now running pain free as a result of this movement (Nike Free or Virbram Five Fingers).
    Nike, over the past few decades, has basically been pawning over-priced casts as shoes, resulting in many unnecessary injuries. Over-padded shoes lead to foot atrophy, improper stride and injury. We are designed to run barefoot. Read Born to Run By Chris McDougal.

  • Our "design" came far before we had concrete and asphalt. If you do a lot of road running, you'll need cushioning to absorb the shock. Bone against concrete is not a good idea.

  • Not necessarily. The Tarahumara have been known to run ultra marathons on asphalt wearing only Huarache running sandals, and they do this with no ill-affects.

  • We have that in memphis too.

  • well well, humans are not designed to competition running/intensive training so, some shock absorbing technology helps for sure!

  • yeah he doesn't know what he's talking about.

  • yes they are. humans are the best distance-running-animals on the planet.

  • If you're at all interested in running, I'd recommend Christopher McDougal's book, "Born to Run." He, along with many other people explain that the human foot does not need support, stability, or cusioning, and does not naturally "over-pronate." Running shoe companies have convinced us all that we need technology on our feet, when in fact we need the exact opposite. The more expensive the running shoe, the more likely you are to get injured. Don't hesitate to ask me if you have any questions

  • no. when you run barefoot you land on your forefeet. your legs are the shock absorbers. you don't land on your heels. landing on your heels gives you shinsplints, plantar fasciits, bad knees etc. look up "vibram five fingers," "running barefoot," or simply look at the form of professional distance runners. look at their footstrike.

  • I don't know about your running stores but when I bought my shoes the guy there was no help at all. He tried to persuade me to buy a tight fit because I showed interest in one shoe but they did not have one size larger!!!

  • So in my experience:
    1. Take your running socks or simmilar socks into the store
    2. Buy a shoe that is just a bit longer than your normal shoe (unless you are a sprinter ;), but make sure the width is alright. Remember that you need a little more space for the toe.
    3. CHECK THE HEELS!!! The side should feel really soft.
    5. Put them on and hop, skip and whatever it takes to feel what they are like.
    6. Buy an old model if you are a student and want to save money 😉

  • why would you do that ?!?!? did you try them on in the store first?

  • i prefer running barefoot in grass.

  • cant go to a chain running store. there crap. go to a reall running store were reall runners work.

  • 1:47 more lighter? lol.

  • haha i run in converse or whatever im wearing

  • @Madmardi82

    search: barefootted

  • Shweeeeews

  • the third shoe you showed were actually cross country spikes. Maybe it would be more informative to show the different types of spikes to emphasize the spike configuration and, more importantly, how the toe box is set up in sprint spikes vs. distance e.g. sprint spikes have elevated toe boxes to promote proper sprinting form

  • Or you can just go barefoot….

    Either way, RunningTrainers,org has a good selection

  • Read "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall. There's some advice!

  • this dude needs to 1. put a shirt on and 2. stop saying "so.." every third word. thank you.

  • I am amazed you have clients, put a top on.

  • wtf kinda accent id that

  • also, lighter people should get a stiffer sole, whereas heavier people would do with a more flexible one.

  • Shoes don't make you faster they provide you with the grip/stability you need for a more "pleasant" run

  • dont run barefoot or get caught up in the born to run stuff, at most do barefoot strides…you'll be on your way to a broken foot faster than you think

  • @iDoRimjob dont run barefoot man, not tryin to be mean or anything, ive seen to many people get messed up over it.

  • Great info! I have that last shoe you profiled its one of my favs its a great shoe for all around sport activities.

  • @DoubleNobelium Your average training shoe gets between 350-450 running miles. If you are wearing them for things other than running (casually, gym, etc.) that contributes to the depreciation of the shoe and they won't last as long. The best indicator will always be your body. Once you become "in-tune" with changing your shoes out at an appropriate time, your body will act as a sensor and let you know when it is time to change them out.

  • that barefoot running guys a complete weirdo he cleaned off his feet in that public park fountain like it wasn't shit lol

  • @iDoRimjob that barefoot running guys a complete weirdo he cleaned off his feet in that public park fountain like it wasn't shit lol

  • This was very informative. May I suggest to everyone Vibram Five Fingers. I have a pair of Classics and they are great for running!

  • i dont want to waste my time looking for excpensive shit running shoes!! i can just go to charity shop!


  • ive been running in my vans & i need some good running shoes

  • barefoot running isnt for everyone. Midfoot strike is better. But barefoot or minimal isnt the panacea everyone makes it out to be. Lots of people cant run correct even without shoes on. So they need shoes. For some barefoot running is better but not for all.

  • @wanderingaimlessley I agree , and who can run barefoot these days ? Ever step on a piece of glass ? It sucks . I have had several nasty cuts over the years walking barefoot . I can't imagine coming down with 300 pounds of force on a sharp object . ouch . I watch fighters who run 3-5 miles every morning and sprints a couple times a week do it for 15 years without injury . What are these injuries barefoot running is supposed to save us all from ?

  • Kind of boring and not very informative.

  • this guy repeating what hes saying 😐

  • gay guy hahaha

    Not if you're in Track, and want to keep your toes.

  • this video was stating the obvious, not helpful in anyway….

  • Up up up someone's wrong.

  • lol in the thumbnail i thought the thing he had in his hand was a dildo

  • @ozcrak420 ………. West Virginia?

  • whats the name, model of the red one ?

  • thanks for useful tips…

  • thanks for the useless tips…

  • @SunnahFit Amen!

  • Holy fuck that guy has 0 percent body fat

  • Awww man, now I can't unhear it.

  • I bet grandpa will kick your ass around that track …. put up or shutup!!

  • bullshit on protection for your feet. a running shoe needs to be light and move the way your foot moves

  • A good running store will actually c u run instead of just walk. You don't run like you walk. A really good store will have a treadmill.

  • bla..bla..bla
    love rock

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  • Wow look at all the geniuses from 3 years ago touting barefoot and vibrums. Now it's all about zero drop and shoe companies are catching up. Running barefoot is not for everyone, in fact it's probably only for 5% of runners.


  • hah it just ends abruptly as he's talking wtf!

  • elderly men should wear shirts, it looks a lot more esthetic.

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