MD Podiatrist Provides Tips on Buying Running Shoes

When in doubt about buying running shoes, always go for comfort, says Dan Michaels, DPM. “There is not one brand or model that works for all runners or all foot types,” he notes. “Instead, focus on the feel and the fit, and trust your instincts.”
Be sure to give your running shoes a real test drive, as what might feel comfortable while walking the length of the department store might not work when you’re actually out their clocking mileage. “Comfort decreases from standing to walking to running, so when selecting running shoes, you have to run in them,” says Dr. Langer, who recommends trying on at least three shoes before making a final selection.