So, as a runner I am always thinking about running shoes. When I started running, I didn't know there were special shoes for running, I just wore what I had. Now I understand there are actually four different types of running shoes. After I run between 400 and 600 miles, depending on the shoes, they need to be replaced. Each runner has their preference as far as shoes go and some runners use different types of shoes based on what type of run they are doing. For me - I go for cushion. I need the extra padding so my feet don't hurt.
To have the best run and take the best care of your feet, each runner selects the type of shoe needed for the types of running they do. For instance:
- Endurance shoes are for runners who log tons of miles. These guys may run 100 miles or so every week. (unbelievable!)
- Speed shoes are designed to be lightweight so they don't weigh down the runner who is trying to go faster and faster.
- Cushion is for those of us runners whose feet hurt, especially on longer runs. They also help provide some cushion for those old knees.
- Stability shoes are designed to offer support for those who have fallen arches or awkward cadences when they run.