How do you go about picking the right running shoe? Do you look for the most cushioning? Do you choose the lightest one? Do you pick one that has the perfect colors? Do you stick to one brand because you feel a loyalty to that brand?

Picking the right running shoes can be a difficult task. If you have ever landed on the wrong pair of running shoes, it’s easy to tell - your feet remind you about it long after you have taken them off. This is why picking the right shoes is as important as anything else you do in this sport. Yes, size matters, but there is far more to choosing a pair than making sure they’re the right size. There is also more at stake than ensuring that you won’t have any blisters or black toenails. By picking the wrong running shoes, you may be putting yourself at risk for more serious injuries to areas of your skeletal or muscular systems. This is why it’s important to take the guesswork out of it, and make the decision to buy your next pair based on good information and sound advice.

Given how essential it is to be kind to your feet and have the perfect pair before hitting the pavement, here are five key tips to keep in mind:

This was created by Virginia Spine Institute

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Coach Mwangi

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