One of the most common questions we get is, “Which shoes should I wear?” The right shoe for you won’t automatically make you run better or get less injuries but it will help you be more comfortable. Keep reading to find out what we as professional runners and coaches recommend.
To answer the question, it’s best to know how much you run, what your running biomechanics are, the terrain you run on, as well as several other variables to help you select the best shoe for you. This is just one reason a professional running coach is so helpful in helping you reach your running goals.
We at Wholistic Running often recommend shoes that have a roomy toe box allowing your foot to do what it’s supposed to do and are most comfortable. You also want to look for shoes that have a minimal ‘drop’, provide adequate cushion and stability for the terrain you run on and proven durability over time. For trail shoes, look for good traction and adequate protection. Road shoes look for more flexibility and lighter weight. The best shoe for you is different for every runner and the most important thing is finding the right shoe for YOU and your goals.
Damian & Lindsey