How to Choose Running Shoes?
When it comes to running, first, you need to choose the right pair of running shoes. People tend to think that the costliest shoes from top brands are the best. This is a huge misconception. You should choose the pair which fit your feet, your stride and your running style perfectly. A wrong pair of running shoes will make you feel uncomfortable and you could end up with painful ankles, heels or shin pain.
There are 2 basic criteria for choosing the right shoes to reach your goal: the frequency (the number and the length) and your pace.
Frequency of your running sessions
If you run once a week for 5k, we recommend a pair of jogging shoes with cushioning and support for your feet.
If you are used to running more than 3 times a week whether it is for training or preparing for a race, it is preferable to choose footwear with good cushioning for maximum comfort. Your pace will then determine the most suitable footwear for your needs.
Intensity of your running sessions
Short distance running or 5-10k race
You are planning to complete more than 3 long outings per week at a speed of less than 12km/h? Preferably choose footwear with good cushioning that will reduce the shock waves and ensure maximum comfort. The stability of the footwear is also important for supporting your feet throughout long outings.
For slightly faster running and competitions (faster than 12 km/h)
We suggest slightly more lightweight shoes. These have a more dynamic structure, providing better boost. KIPRUN FAST gives you propulsion boosted by the Up'bar concept and the Kalensole sole component.
For achieving personal best times with speeds >14km/h
If you enjoy running fast and achieving personal best times, you will regularly be running faster than 14km/h during your running or training sessions. Ultra-light, fast and dynamic shoes will come in very useful for beating your personal best time. It is a perfect complement to the other models depending on the type of outing and session.
It is suggested to buy running shoes at the end of the day because continuous movement of your legs throughout the day makes your feet swell. Your shoes should fit their maximum size. While running too, your feet would swell and they should not feel uncomfortable at that time.
You should always go for shoes having a gap of at-least ½ to 1 inch between your big toe and the front end of the shoes. While running, your feet slide inside the shoe so you should have enough space to avoid black nails which could be really painful.