The Running Shoe Lifecycle: How to Buy and When to Toss
Find Shoes for YOUR Feet1 of 9
When it comes to running, wearing the wrong shoes for your feet is like wearing a bicycle helmet to play baseball. Having the right equipment matters. Not all feet are created equal, and each foot type needs exactly the right shoe to prevent blisters and aches or worse.
Should You Select Shoes by Feel or Science?2 of 9
Running shoes are a controversial subject. Some people believe that the best running shoes are those that provide the most protection against impact forces. Others believe that the best shoes are those that force the wearer to run "correctly." Still others believe that all running shoes cause injuries and slow runners down. Despite such widespread disagreement, there are a few points of near consensus on the topic of running footwear.
Use the New Balance Method to Find the Right Fit3 of 9
Shoe manufacturers have responded to growing interest in running by adding options and styles that cater to just about every athlete's needs and desires. These days, the hard part is sifting through the vast selection of running shoes on the market to find the best pair for your needs. Use New Balance's foundation for an excellent shoe as a guide for choosing the best one for you.
How to Find Trail Running Shoes4 of 9
Trail running shoes are very different from average road running shoes. Whether you're lacing up your trail running shoes for the first time or want to dive back into the sport, be sure you have the proper pair of shoes.
How to Transition to Minimalist Shoes5 of 9
Putting on a pair of minimal shoes does not change years of movement patterns you have established. The idea that running without shoes or with a more minimal shoe will save you from injury is, in many cases, wishful thinking.
When To Replace Your Running Shoes6 of 9
Any number of factors can make your running shoes wear out faster. Even though the bottom of the shoes may appear to have plenty of tread, the mid-sole material can still be broken down. So how do you know when it's time to chuck out the old and replace your running shoes?
5 Signs You Need New Running Shoes7 of 9
You shouldn't suffer through running hundreds of miles in a pair of shoes that aren't working for you, nor should you overstay your body's welcome in a pair that is well past its prime. If you aren't sure whether it's time to break up with your current pair and start anew, here are the five red flags.
2 Ways to Recycle Your Running Shoes8 of 9
Shoes are necessary gear for most runners. When you're done with them, they contribute to the amount of trash heaped into landfills every year. While running is a relatively green sport, the discarding of shoes is one area in which we can do better. Luckily, there are environmentally and socially responsible ways to get rid of old running shoes, such as Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program and One World Running's shoe redistribution program. See how you can recycle your shoes.