The ideal running shoes should suit the type of running you do and the shape of your feet. When shopping for running shoes, tell the salesperson about your running routine, i.e. how long you’ve been running, what type of environment you run in, and any foot problems you may have. Some running shoes are designed for the pavement as they are light, flexible and cushion the feet during repetitive strides on hard, even surfaces. Some shoes are designed for off-road routes with rocks, mud or other obstacles. These shoes offer more ankle stability and support for uneven surfaces.
Once you’ve narrowed down the type of shoes you’ll need, it’s time for the fitting. Feet tend to swell a bit by the end of the day, similar to how they spread when you run, so we recommend that you try on shoes in the later part of the day for a more accurate fit.