Runner's World Shoe Finder

Posted: 1 October 2012

Runner's World Shoe Finder

Runner's World Shoe FinderBuying a running shoe can be a bewildering experience. The Runner's World Shoe Finder tool is designed to give you a head start by matching up your needs and preferences with some running shoe suggestions.

Whether you're a 14st runner who needs a very stable shoe and prefers a firm ride, or a forefoot striker who wants a fast everyday trainer, the Shoe Finder should have the trainers for you.

Updated following each issue of the Runner's World Shoe Guide, released in spring and autumn, we hope the Shoe Finder will help you head to the shops with confidence.

We've tried to keep the technical talk to a minimum, but a few references to your biomechanics (the way your foot moves) are inevitable. If you find you can't tell your insole from your outsole then this plain English jargon-buster will help.

Happy hunting!
Launch the Shoe Finder

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Posted: 28/06/2011 at 05:00

What about minimalist shoes? I run on Nike Free 2+ and like it. But I'm suffering from shin splints. I don't know whether it's because of the shoe or going too far/fast too quickly. I really like the shoe, since it is comfortable and lightweight and...

 I started running (couch to 5k begin May and run 40-55min x 3/4 times a week. 

Posted: 14/10/2011 at 13:36

Hi all, Im about to get back into running after having back surgery in 2011 to fuse my sine back together after breaking it in two places. 

I don't have flexibility from waist down and my posture has changed as has my way of going in movement.  

I would run 20-25 miles a week before in Nike Shox, most runners dont like them but they worked for me. I have no expectations of how far nor how fast i'll be now but my worry is what shoe!? Ive been to two local running shops, both gave differing advice..... Help!

Roxanne Brown.  



Posted: 22/05/2012 at 20:36

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