Many people wear terrible shoes in the name of fashion or a mandated dress code. Poor shoes can lead to a litany of short term and long term health issues. If you commonly wear heels, flip flops, pointy toed shoes, or just uncomfortable shoes in general, I urge you to reconsider your shoe choices--it just isn’t worth it. Men are not immune to injuries and pain from shoe choices either. Besides flip flops, which are commonplace among almost everybody, dress shoes designed for men are not always designed with comfort and function in mind.
Take a look at your old running shoes. Is the tread worn in places? Is it worn completely through? What do your old running shoes say about your body and what your new running shoes should be? Your old shoes show your specific wear patterns and can give you a clue as to what sort of shoe you should be wearing.
Running is a cheap and easy exercise to undertake--easy in the sense that you don’t need much equipment and you can run pretty much anywhere. The major equipment you need for running is running shoes. Many people may start their new running regimen with their old athletic shoes dug out from the back of the closet. However, I caution you against this. It will be better for you and your lower limbs if you run in purposefully built shoes. For the new runner, the choices and vocabulary surrounding running shoes can be a bit intimidating. Here are the basics of running shoes.