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What are the best running shoes for beginners?

The question of which Running Shoes are best for you when starting out is one full of variables and nuances. There are lots of options out there that you should consider when looking for a proper pair of shoes to run in, and all of them offer different pros and cons. Here are some of the things you should consider.

Comfort

Shoes that are going to be comfortable for long periods of time are always good, especially if your walks are long and arduous. Good signs that a shoe will be comfortable for extended periods of time are soft insoles and air mesh lining that will absorb odors and sweat in the heat.

Durability

If your runs could also be classified as hikes, then you’ll want to find shoes that can hold up to the wear and tear of forest or mountain walks. Lots of mud means you’ll want to find a pair with outsoles that will keep you dry, with waterproof uppers. If there's lots of slippery surfaces and moisture, try to find a pair of shoes with grip.

Ride

This is the way the shoes fit. Are they going to slide around on your foot or fit snugly? It’s always good to gauge the tightness of the shoes before you buy them so you find a middle ground between falling off and squeezing your foot too tight.

The best way to make sure you have a running start on your new past time is to get geared up properly. If you’re going to be working with rockier terrain, check out our Safety Shoes Collection.