I am new to the running/jogging thing and I started reasearching good shoes. WOW is it overwhelming!
I wanted to ask those of you who have also just started to seasoned marathoners about what shoe they recommend?
I know everyone is different and I assure you I will take this into consideration when finally purchasing a pair, however some help to narrow down the selctions would be GREATLY appreciated!
A little about me:
5' 6'' - approximately 200lbs
VERY beginner jogger/walking
I have no problem investing in a pair of shoes that are expensive as long as they work well for me
I have high arches so support is a MUST
I have signed up for quite a few 5k run/walk that are specifically labeled for beginners to seasoned runners so I do not over exert myself. But I want to start off how I intend to go, which is why I really want to invest in good quality sneakers from the get-go.
I really appreciate all of the advise anyone can give me!
My advice is to go to a running store and have them analyze your run. Some have a treadmill that they film you , others have you run like 4 yards in front of them. They can help you find the right shoe for you. The three running stores around my house let you try them for 30 days and if you have problems with them, they allow you to exchange them.
I went through 3 pairs before I found the right ones but I have low arches so they probably aren't for you.
Not everyone is created equal; there are so many differences between the physical model from one person to the next, and then amplify that by how said physical model is used while running, and the last place you'll be wanting to get advice is from a bunch of runners on the internet (and trust me, we're not shy when it comes to giving an opinion).
I've been running for over four decades and have a pretty good feel for what I need in a shoe, even still, on my last trip to the running shoe store (almost exactly a month ago) I had to try on over 30 (yes THIRTY) different makes and models before I found a pair which fit my needs. Even still, prior to trying the new shoes on, I would have bet big money they wouldn't even be close to what I needed. Go figure.
Fat old man PRs:
1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40