Jogging Shoes

Jogging Benefits

Jogging Health Information 2012

What are the best Jogging Shoes

Buying the appropriate jogging shoes is vital to the success of your jogging routine and your shoes are consequently the most important items you will buy before you begin jogging. In a nutshell, it is imperative that the jogging shoes you choose can provide the necessary support.

A good pair of shoes will protect your feet and assist in minimizing and preventing injuries. However, choosing the best pair for you can be extremely daunting as there are thousands of different types and any advice given can be bewildering at best.

Perhaps the biggest myth is that the most expensive shoes are the best. This is completely untrue – it’s possible to buy many extremely good quality shoes for less than $100.

Before you purchase your shoes, you need to establish what you intend to use them for. Jogging shoes are usually split into 3 or 4 major categories:

Street running
Cross country
Trail running
Triathlon and endurance running.

If you are a beginner, you would be wise to focus on street running shoes if you intend run in town, or trail running shoes if you want to run on tracks. Street jogging shoes are the most common of all the types.

The next thing to consider is whether you have a low arch, flat foot or a normal to high arch. People with either low or normal arches will usually run on the inside of their feet so stability or motion control shoes are most appropriate. Those people with a high arch most often run on the outside of their foot and cushioning shoes are the best choice in this case.

A lot of manufacturers supply different entry level jogging shoes so if you are unsure whether jogging is the right type of exercise for you, it might be wise to choose a good initial entry level shoe.

Before you part with your hard earned money, it’s advisable to try on several types of jogging shoes, making sure that they are designed for both your foot type and your jogging style. It’s also wise to try them on towards the end of the day when your feet have swollen a bit. Make sure that you wear the socks that you intend to wear with your shoes. After you have laced them up, jog around the shop a little and focus on whether they are rubbing or slipping anywhere.

Last but not least, before you head to the nearest sports shop or online store, make sure you spend some time reading shoe reviews that can be found in most of the foremost running magazines and ask to try on the highly rated jogging shoes intended for your foot type.