IT'S FUN TO SHOP FOR NEW SHOES! Brush up on your understanding of shoe structure names with this article from Competitor.com. Beforehand, it's best to check out shoe guides for the upcoming year/season to help narrow down choices when you hit the brick-and-mortar or online stores.
If you wish to take advantage of sales, look at recommendations made in the previous year/season guides too. There may be only color or styling changes that make the newest models different from last season's models, and you potentially can find last season's models on sale. The guides will tell you if the new models have undergone significant structural alterations, which means the fit and feel may not be the same as older versions. In the past I've needed to switch from one brand to another for this reason.
Also BRING YOUR MOST RECENT pair of shoes with you if you shop at a specialty running store. The wear pattern on the sole can show staff whether or not the current shoe type is working for you. See the RESOURCES page for more running shoe guides.
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