I have worn Asics my entire running life. It was the first shoe that I was fitted with, and well, I suppose it's worked for me all of these years.
Several years ago, they changed the model as they usually do every year. And that model did not work for me. The fit was off. The feel was off. Everything was off.
Thankfully, I was able to find the older model online, and I purchased 4 pairs of shoes. At the end of last year, probably around September, I needed new shoes. It's March, and I'm still wearing the same shoes. My knees are starting to bother me, along with my left arch. So I knew it was time to find a new pair.
I went to the local running store and got fitted. I tried on the newest version of the Asics which had changed a lot. They seemed 'ok', but nothing to write home about. I also tried on several different models and settled on my first pair of Brooks. I got the Brooks Ravenna 6. Time will tell if they are my new favorite running shoe.
But I wanted to give you a few tips when it comes to finding the running shoe for you.
Know Your Feet
It would be helpful if you know your foot position (Pronation vs Supination). What type of arch do you have? (high, normal, flat)
Not all shoes can be returned. Not all shoes can be worn and then returned. It's always best to know the return policy before purchasing a pair of running shoes. You don't want to get stuck with a pair of shoes that you truly just can't wear.
Do you have any tips on finding the right running shoe? Have you ever worn a shoe that caused you injury?
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