Runners: How Do You Choose Shoes?

If you’re like many runners, the rainbow of shoes on a store wall can be daunting. And then there’s all the technobabble around pronation, supination, arches, minimal and maximal shoes, and on and on.

So what does it really boil down to? This video by Chiropractor Kevin Maggs claims to debunk some of the myths surrounding running footwear. It’s a complex subject, and the video is about 7 minutes long, but if you’re a runner, it adds to the subject and should spark discussion and thought.

To save a little time — the video ultimately recommends using shoes that have worked in the past and are comfortable. For those who battle injuries, professional advice may help. Not rocket science, but the reasoning that leads to these conclusions is worth the watch.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.