A study by Asics has shown that 81% of runners probably buy the wrong running shoe.
Beginners, Professionals, Neutral Runners, OverPronators, Ultra Runners - every runner has a different biomechanics and runs differently and therefore needs different running shoes. Yes, there is a reason why a million different running shoes exist. And no wonder many of us get lost in the running shoe universe and buy an imperfect shoe.
Asics particularly took these findings as a scream to guide runners towards the right shoe for their needs. The brand classifies its running shoes in “run further, faster and beyond” - in each category they offer neutral models (as most of the existing running shoes) for normal pronators and models with extra support for overpronators. These two basic classifications in training shoes, fast training and racing shoes and trail shoes with focus on your feet rolling characteristics seem obvious ...
… However, are you aware why you are running in your current shoes? Do your shoes have more soft or more direct cushioning? Why did you choose them? Do you even know if you prefer a more soft or more direct cushioning? And even more important for which runs do you use your running shoes? Are they actually appropriate for this use? A racing shoe with a carbon plate shouldn’t be seen as your everyday training shoe just to give you that faster feeling, making you feel better after the run :).
Moreover, wearing the same running shoe for every run is not recommendable. If you are running more than twice a week you should switch between running shoes to give your feet different sensations. However, which models would suit your preference, your running style and your biomechanics? We will help you find the perfect running shoe in just a few steps.