Avoid shoes with excessive advertising. You should be lulled into thinking shoes that have “special advantages” can help you run farther, longer or better.
Many shoes advertise features like shock-absorbing pads or claim to help you lose weight or even heal injuries. However, experts say there is no significant difference between these shoes and the most usual running shoes.
Even minimalist shoes designed to imitate running without shoes that have been so popular in recent years have not been scientifically proven can reduce the risk of a runner’s injury.
Do not forget to try Runners Choice shoes before buying them. On average, the buyer spends 10 to 15 seconds while choosing new running shoes. However, it is advisable to try your new shoes first at least a few minutes before deciding to buy.
Try both shoes and spend a few minutes walking with those Runners Choice shoes and do some different moves. If possible, try running on a treadmill belonging to the store or running a lap around the store to find out what it’s like to run with a tried-on shoe (indeed these shoes will be bought for running, right?).
We recommend limiting the number of shoes you try. A nice shop assistant can choose some shoes that suit your needs, so do not be in a hurry when trying one by one and choose the shoes you like the most.
Do not forget to ask if there is a special offer. Many specialty stores run for special offers and discounts for local running clubs, so do not forget to ask before making a payment!
The offered offer can be a 10 percent discount or a special price reduction when you buy more than one pair of shoes (which is common for sports enthusiasts).
Some Runners Choice stores may offer discounts to their members and this membership can be obtained with little registration fee. If you are happy with the service of the store and they have helped you find running shoes that you really like, there is no harm in signing up for membership.