Expert: Dr. Lobo Louie, Associate Professor of Department of Physical Education, the Hong Kong Baptist University
- No one particular brand would fit all runners.
- When you choose your running shoes, you should note the followings:
- The heel support should be thick enough (not less than 2cm) to absorb the shock from ground contact during running.
- Date your shoes when you buy them. Generally, running shoes wear out after 500 to 800 km of running, which may be about 6-9 months for runners with regular training.
- Shop for new running shoes during evening or night time. Feet swell during the day and they also swell during a run. Trying on running shoes when your feet are at their largest is going to give you the most comfortable fit.
- The shoes should have good ventilation.
- Note if the flexibility of the outsoles fit your feet. The outsoles of shoes for small feet should not be too hard.
- If you wear barefoot running shoes, make sure you use proper barefoot running style.