Which Running Shoes to Buy

by Duke
(Chicago, IL)

I just started running again after a ten year absence. I have an old pair of Nike Shox that aren't cutting it and have researched new shoes. The two that look the best so far are the New Balance 1223's and the Nike Air Max 360 III's.


The New Balance shoe says it has maximum cushion and has overpronating control. I'm over-weight and a bit flat-footed so those sound like great benefits. The Nike shoe doesn't mention pronating control but has a full sole shock absorber which also sounds beneficial to a bigger runner. Any suggestions?


Answer by Dominique:


Duke,
Thanks for your question about the running shoes.
Both pairs of shoes you are describing sound like reasonable buys.
However, I am not a big expert on which running shoes are best for which person.

I can highly recommend going to a specialized running shoe store where they do some proper tests via treadmill running or via a foot scan.

I always do that and have really never been disappointed. It's the best way to get your running shoes. Ask questions and hear them out. That might help you so much that you'll be able to buy running shoes online next time, but for now, go to the store.


Hope this helps.
Cheers,
Dominique


Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Running Training Helpline.



Like this page:


Share this page:


Like this site:


[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!

Helpful
Resources

  • Beginner Running Tips

    Are you a beginning runner? Then this is your best starting point. Many tips and running programs on offer, dedicated to you.

  • Running for Weight Loss

    Aiming to lose a few pounds? Get into the Running for Weight Loss section for tips and advice.

  • Running Training

    The Running Training section of the site has got the most articles. It is constantly getting updated with new tips and information. A must-visit if you are serious about improving your running performance.

  • 5k Running Tips

    The 5k is a great distance to run and train for. The great thing is that you can do it quite often and see big improvements.

  • 10k Running Tips

    The 10k is a real challenge. You need to run fast for an uncomfortably long time! Check out this section if you are strong of mind and legs!

  • Marathon Running Tips

    The marathon is a massive challenge. Proper training is so important! Make sure to check out this section if you have got your mind set on the marathon!




What's New?

  1. Pyramid Training - What's the Deal?

    Could you please explain pyramid training for different zones? I have seen it in running programs before and I actually didn't understand the method described

    Read more

  2. Best Tips to Start Running - Six Beginner Running Tips That Will Help You Get Started With Running

    Want to start running but wonder how? Check out these six best tips to start running and get off with a running start!

    Read more

  3. Running in the Morning and Bike in the Afternoon

    I am currently trying to work-up to running a 5k but also lose weight. I run 3 times a week and bike 3 times a week. I want to increase that so I do

    Read more

  4. Improve Running When Over 50 Years Old

    Hello, My name is Roger age 56, I have been running for over 25 years and before this I played local footbal Saturday and Sundays in the season. 20

    Read more

  5. How Many Kilometers Can I Run With My Running Shoes?

    Hello, there is one question I'd like to know. I run three to four times a week and my actual shoes are Nike Vomero which I really like. Is there any

    Read more