Originally Posted by angee phalangee
In terms of good running shoes...what makes one better than another? I have some asics that I wear for everything, but I don't know that they're necessarily "running" shoes. What makes the difference?
My shins ached just reading this statement.
Go to a running store, where they watch you run and help you find the right shoes based on that. It might even help to bring your old shoes with you, so they can see what part of the bottom wears down the fastest, that can help them figure out what your feet are doing as well. And once you get running shoes - ONLY wear them for running! Don't wear them out by doing other activities in them when you could just wear cheap cross-trainers for the other stuff. (I gave up on running and started wearing my shoes to play tennis... then decided to start running again, and OUCH!)