It’s not easy to buy a reliable pair of shoes at any running store. For you to end up a happy and satisfied customer, make sure that your shoes fit right from heel to toe and that it feels comfortable with the way you run. When you go to a physical store to choose a pair of running shoes, you have limited time to do so.
Some newbies and even a few seasoned runners commit mistakes when they buy a new pair of shoes for running. You can avoid such mistakes by being familiar with them.
Buying based on pure looks.
Some runners are so into fashion, and health experts try to veer them away from that. It is quite common for a runner to buy a pair since it looks so cool only to come after a few weeks saying it hurts. The best way to go when you buy a new pair is to think, fit, and feel.
Buying without asking for deals and discounts.
Once you are ready to pay for your shoes, don’t forget to ask if there is a discount attached to a member of a running club. Majority of specialty stores offer 10 to 20 percent discounts.
Buying shoes at the wrong time of day.
Your feet are often swollen in the morning. They start to stop being so around 4PM. This means that when you buy shoes in the morning up to early afternoon, you may end up with too-big running shoes. The best time of day to buy shoes is in the evening.
Buying without making sure of your shoe size.
Most people assume that a size 8 in one brand is also the same size in another. Size differs due to different foot forms, shape of the upper, and the way in which the shape is stitched as a piece. Get yourself measured every time you buy a pair, and make sure that you try it on as soon as possible.
Buying the wrong-purpose pair of shoes.
Figure out what type of running routine you do regularly. If you are fond of doing indoor running, you have to choose a pair that suits this. If you often do outdoor running, running on pavements, and trail running, you need a pair that will give you arch support, protection, and extra comfort for your feet.
Buying without wearing socks when they try it out.
It is important to wear socks when you try out a new pair of shoes for running. This will ensure that you have the appropriate size fitting. You also should use the type of socks that will be comfortable when you run. Remember that running socks are a bit thicker while dress socks are thinner.
Lastly, make sure that you buy shoes at a specialty shop instead of just any store that you think is okay.