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How to Choose Running Shoes - Three Easy Foolproof Steps to Finding the Best Running Shoes for You



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Want to learn how to choose running shoes?

Then check out this page. I will provide you with the perfect, easy guide to find the best running shoes for you.

You just need to walk through three easy steps.

And don't worry, I am with you to provide you some more explanations. This whole process shouldn't take you more than three minutes or so.

If it is painful, let me know and I'll eat a pair of used running socks. Seriously, it's that easy.

So the three steps are:

1. Establish Your Foot Type

2. Fill in foot type, gender, weight and type of runner you are in my easy tool

3. Pick your shoe out of my select listing of most popular running shoes in each category.


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How to Choose Running Shoes Step 1 - Establish Your Foot Type

Let's start with the first step, establish your foot type.

The shape of your arch is important when choosing running shoes.

Basically, we distinguish between three types of arches. When you are uncertain about the type of foot you have, your best bet is to get a brown paper bag and put your wet feet on there, then check the imprint.

Putting your wet feet on dark tiles may work as well. We basically just need to get a good imprint of your feet.

Then compare them with the picture below and work out what your foot imprint most looks like:

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How to Choose Running Shoes Step 1. Determine Your Foot Type

Alrighty, still with me?

We have just gone through the hardest part of the process!


How to Choose Running Shoes Step 2- Determine Your Shoe Type

Now, all you have to do is use the little tool below. Fill in the questions regarding your arch, gender, weight and type of runner you are, click the button, and out rolls the right shoe type for you!


How to Choose Running Shoes - Determine Your Shoe Type


Arch




Gender


Weight



Type




Press the button, don't click Enter


Your Shoe Type:



How to Choose Running Shoes Step 3 - Take Your Pick!

Once you have filled in the tool above, the right selection of shoes will appear below, as by magic... :)

Then you just click a few links for more info and pick the shoes you like best.

Just a few more things to take into account:


Shoe Size
Always pick your running shoes to be slightly larger (half a size) than your regular shoes
. You need the extra space because you will be running in your shoes.


Performance Neutral or Performance Stability?
When your shoe type turns out to be "Performance Neutral" or "Performance Stability" keep in mind that the selection that appears are racing flats and minimalist running shoes (predominantly).

These shoes require an adjustment period. And it is usually advised that you don't wear those shoes continuously when running. Only wear these for 10 or so miles per week and for races when you want to be as light-weight as possible.

To find running shoes for the rest of your training, just change the type of runner you are to "Weekly mileage more than 25 miles per week, but not competitive".

When you are at that type of level, then you'll cycle through your running shoes quite frequently. You probably have multiple pairs on the go at once, so having specific shoes just for racing is quite appropriate.


Top 1 Pick for Men's Motion Contol Plus Running Shoes

Men's Brooks Beast 12 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Men's Motion Contol Plus Running Shoes

Men's Brooks Beast 11 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Men's Motion Contol Plus Running Shoes

Mens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Men's Motion Control Running Shoes

Men's Saucony ProGrid Stabil CS 2 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Men's Motion Control Running Shoes

Men's Brooks Addiction 10 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Men's Motion Control Running Shoes

Men's ASICS GEL-Foundation 10 Running Shoe

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Men's K-SWISS KONESIC Running Shoe

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Men's ASICS GEL-Evolution 6 Running Shoe

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Men's New Balance 1340 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Men's Neutral Running Shoes

Men's Brooks Ghost 5 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Men's Neutral Running Shoes

Men's Nike Air Pegasus+ 29 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Men's Neutral Running Shoes

Mens ASICS GEL-Cumulus 14 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Men's Neutral Running Shoes

Men's Nike Air Pegasus+ 29 Shield Running Shoe

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Men's Mizuno Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Men's Neutral Plus Running Shoes

Men's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Men's Neutral Plus Running Shoes

Men's Nike Zoom Vomero+ 7 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Men's Neutral Plus Running Shoes

Men's Brooks Glycerin 10 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Men's Neutral Plus Running Shoes

Men's New Balance 1080v2 Running Shoe

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Men's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe

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Men's Saucony PowerGrid Triumph 10 Running Shoe

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Men's ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe

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Men's Mizuno Wave Creation 13 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Men's Performance Neutral Running Shoes

Men's Nike Free Run+ 3 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Men's Performance Neutral Running Shoes

Mens Nike Free 3.0 v4 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Men's Performance Neutral Running Shoes

Men's Nike Free 4.0 v2 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Men's Performance Neutral Running Shoes

Men's ASICS GEL-Blur33 2.0 Running Shoe

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Men's Nike Free Run+ 3 Shield Running Shoe

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Men's Brooks PureFlow Running Shoe

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Men's Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Men's Performance Stability Running Shoes

Men's ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 17 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Men's Performance Stability Running Shoes

Men's Brooks PureCadence Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Men's Performance Stability Running Shoes

Men's ASICS GEL-Noosa Tri 7 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Men's Performance Stability Running Shoes

Mens Newton Running Motion Running Shoe

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Mens Newton Running Distance S Running Shoe

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Men's Saucony ProGrid Mirage 2 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Men's Stability Running Shoes

Men's ASICS GT-2000 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Men's Stability Running Shoes

Men's Nike LunarGlide+ 4 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Men's Stability Running Shoes

Men's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Men's Stability Running Shoes

Men's ASICS GT-2170 Running Shoe

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Men's Saucony ProGrid Guide 6 Running Shoe

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Men's Nike LunarGlide+ 4 Shield Running Shoe

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Men's Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Running Shoe

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Men's Brooks Ravenna 3 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Men's Stability Plus Running Shoes

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 19 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Men's Stability Plus Running Shoes

Men's ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Men's Stability Plus Running Shoes

Men's New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Men's Stability Plus Running Shoes

Men's New Balance 990 Running Shoe

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Men's ASICS GEL-3030 Running Shoe

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Men's Nike LunarEclipse+ 2 Running Shoe

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Men's Brooks Trance 11 Running Shoe

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Men's Saucony PowerGrid Hurricane 14 Running Shoe

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Men's Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Women's Motion Control Running Shoes

Women's Saucony ProGrid Stabil CS 2 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Women's Motion Control Running Shoes

Women's Brooks Addiction 10 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Women's Motion Control Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GEL-Foundation 10 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Women's Motion Control Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GEL-Fortitude 5 Running Shoe

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Women's K-SWISS KONESIC Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Women's Motion Control Plus Running Shoes

Women's Brooks Ariel 12 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Women's Motion Control Plus Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GEL-Evolution 6 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Women's Motion Control Plus Running Shoes

Women's Brooks Ariel 11 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Women's Motion Control Plus Running Shoes

Women's New Balance 1340 Running Shoe

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Womens New Balance 1540 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Women's Neutral Running Shoes

Women's Brooks Ghost 5 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Women's Neutral Running Shoes

Women's Brooks Cascadia 7 Trail Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Women's Neutral Running Shoes

Women's Nike Air Pegasus+ 29 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Women's Neutral Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GEL-Cumulus 14 Running Shoe

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Women's Nike Air Pegasus+ 29 Shield Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Women's Neutral Plus Running Shoes

Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Women's Neutral Plus Running Shoes

Women's Nike Zoom Vomero+ 7 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Women's Neutral Plus Running Shoes

Women's Brooks Glycerin 10 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Women's Neutral Plus Running Shoes

Women's New Balance 1080v2 Running Shoe

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Women's ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe

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Women's Saucony PowerGrid Triumph 10 Running Shoe

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Women's ASICS GEL-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe

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Women's Mizuno Wave Creation 13 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Women's Performance Neutral Running Shoes

Women's Nike Free Run+ 3 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Women's Performance Neutral Running Shoes

Womens Nike Free 3.0 v4 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Women's Performance Neutral Running Shoes

Women's Nike Free 4.0 v2 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Women's Performance Neutral Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GEL-Blur33 2.0 Running Shoe

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Women's Nike Free Run+ 3 Shield Running Shoe

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Women's Brooks PureFlow Running Shoe

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Women's Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe

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Women's Brooks PureGrit Trail Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Women's Performance Stability Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GEL-Kayano 19 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Women's Performance Stability Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GT-2000 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Women's Performance Stability Running Shoes

Womens ASICS GEL-Nimbus 14 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Women's Performance Stability Running Shoes

Women's Nike Zoom Vomero+ 7 Running Shoe

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Women's Nike LunarGlide+ 4 Running Shoe

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Women's Nike Free Run+ 3 Running Shoe

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Womens Nike Free 3.0 v4 Running Shoe

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Women's Nike Free 4.0 v2 Running Shoe

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Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Women's Stability Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GT-2000 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Women's Stability Running Shoes

Women's Nike LunarGlide+ 4 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Women's Stability Running Shoes

Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Women's Stability Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GT-2170 Running Shoe

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Women's Saucony ProGrid Guide 6 Running Shoe

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Women's Nike LunarGlide+ 4 Shield Running Shoe

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Women's Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Running Shoe

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Women's Brooks Ravenna 3 Running Shoe

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Top 1 Pick for Women's Stability Plus Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GEL-Kayano 19 Running Shoe

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Top 2 Pick for Women's Stability Plus Running Shoes

Women's ASICS GEL-Kayano 18 Running Shoe

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Top 3 Pick for Women's Stability Plus Running Shoes

Women's New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe

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Other Great Choices for Women's Stability Plus Running Shoes

Womens New Balance 990 Running Shoe

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Women's ASICS GEL-3030 Running Shoe

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Women's Nike LunarEclipse+ 2 Running Shoe

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Women's Brooks Trance 11 Running Shoe

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Women's Saucony PowerGrid Hurricane 14 Running Shoe

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Women's Saucony PowerGrid Hurricane 14 Running Shoe

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