Factors that impact your running shoe choice
Now that we’ve touched on some of the different types of running shoes, let’s look at factors that impact which running shoe type and fit is best for you. Sure, your local Rebel Sport team will help you with a lot of this if you’re trying on footwear in-store, but it can be helpful to gain an understanding before you visit or if shopping online.
The surface you regularly run on
The surface you run on affects the impact force your body endures when your foot connects with the ground. It is important to have the correct shoes for the surface you run on to ensure you have the best support possible. This is where the difference between trail and road shoes comes into the picture.
We recommend a regime that includes both road and trail running to avoid the repetitive movements that can contribute to injury – our bodies perform better when we train differently and a combination of road and trail running offers that kind of challenge. If trail isn't your thing, consider getting an extra pair of road running shoes for heavier running days. This will give your gear a chance to recover too.
The type of feet you have
At Rebel Sport, we offer running shoe support for three common foot types: neutral, over-pronation, and under-pronation. Picking the right fit, amount of roll and level of shock absorption associated with easy support type will help protect you from common running injuries.
As you stride, a neutral foot touches the surface with the outside of the heel at first. It then rolls evenly inward all the way up to the ball of your foot. You can find out more information and shop neutral shoes easily on our website.