I recently joined this great group, called Team Fight, that participates in different races to support young adults facing cancer. A bunch of us are racing the New York City Marathon with Team Fight in November, and I cannot wait!
I got some sweet gear and training plans from them, but I am looking for some opinions on which running shoes to get. I only just became interested in racing and long-distance running, so I never really thought much about which shoes were best (I usually just chose the prettiest ones). But now since I have been training more heavily, I feel like it's time to get a good pair. Can anyone give me some suggestions?
P.S.- Let me know if you're interested in joining Team Fight! I would love to tell you more!
You don't give us any information about yourself as a runner, so we can't make any recommendations. You have two options. Go to your local running store with your current shoes and talk to them about your goals and see what they recommend. Or, "Team Fight" has coaches available. Talk to them.
What I will say is don't buy anything unseen - make sure you try them on. Make sure you size the shoes correctly - a thumb-nail width between the longest toe and the front of the shoe. Try on everything the salesperson brings out, run around a little in them, and pick the shoes that feel the best.
I would recommend that you go to a running store where they will be able to analyze your gate. Most stores have a treadmill that you can run on so they can determine if you pronate or overpronate and then they'll be able to help you determine what kind of shoes you need. Also, check on what their return policy is. Nothing is worse than paying for expensive shoes, hating them after a week and then not being able to exchange them. Good luck!