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My Top 8 Tips About Running Shoes by Tyler Marshall

  1. Trainers are the shoes we run in every day.
  2. Try and have two pairs of trainers. At least one nice pair. Think about what happens if one pair gets wet or muddy and you need to clean them or dry them.
  3. There are two main types of trainers, consisting of neutral running shoes and stability running shoes.
    • Neutral running shoes are more focused on runners who land more in the center of their foot and or aren’t flat or high arched in their foot. (Hoka: Clifton 9 and Brooks: Ghost / Glycerine)
    • Stability running shoes are more towards runners who tend to land on the outer side of their foot or the inside, or if they have an arched or flat foot. (Hoka: Arahi 6 and Brooks: Adrenaline GTS)
  4. There is another type of trainer called a recovery shoe, but they are mostly only ever used after a hard workout or a race. They are the highest cushioned shoes.
  5. Try to take care of your shoes as best as possible. Running shoes are probably the most important thing that can help prevent injury.
  6. Know when your trainers and spikes have gone through enough. Typically, you want to get new trainers at about 300-500 miles and spikes at about 70-100 miles. So typically we run about 25 – 35 miles a week during the season, so your good shoes should last you one season. If you have two pair, you can most likely use them for the whole year, cross country and long distance track.
  7. Make sure your shoes fit. Usually, you would want a thumbnail of length of room in the front of trainers and just a little bit of space, but not cramping your foot, for spikes.
  8. When you are putting on your running shoes, DO NOT step on the back of your shoe when putting it on. It destroys the lifespan of your shoe drastically. It does this by destroying the padding and plastic plate that keeps your ankle nice and snug while you run.

Here are some of my favorite articles about running shoes:

  1. The Best Running Shoes in 2023
  2. The Different Running Shoe Types
  3. The Anatomy of a Running Shoe
  4. Hoka Shoes 101
  5. How to Clean a Running Shoe
  6. What are Super Spikes?
  7. Lace Up Your Running Shoes
  8. Shoe Sizes
  9. How to Make Running Shoes Last