Kevin Zhang www.9020arab.com
@Kevin · Posted 13 Nov. 2020
@admin · Posted 13 Nov. 2020
I know everyone would like a definitive answer to the “best shoe” but there is none. It is so personal.
We have different biomechanics, weight, joint mobility, foot structure, gait - that you have to find a pair that works for you and that is something you may not get on the first try. There is always more than one manufacturer that makes a shoe for you - so personal taste in style also is part of the mix.
The more knowledgeable your running store is on fitting the better outcome you will have. There have been successful and injury free (super important) runners in almost any shoe out there. My running store can do a 3D foot scan and start there with a recommendation.
I have a friend that actually buys two different sizes when he buys shoes - he wears a one size on his left foot and another on his right!
So here is what I think is important to know -
Now I also think because it works for me and has for a long long time -
Some call what I use minimalist shoes. They work for me. I will say that if you are used to highly cushioned and high drop shoes and you have no injury problems - don’t switch, do not buy into the sometimes overly vocal proponents of minimalist shoes.
If you are getting injured a lot maybe it is the shoe. If you decide to switch from say a high drop to low drop shoe - do it gradually. You will use different muscles and they need time to develop.
Do not buy a shoe because someone star endorses it - shoe manufacturers make custom shoes for their sponsors plus that star is a different body than yours.