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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO RUNNING SHOES


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHOE


Running is a great way to get fit and feel better. The only thing you really need is a pair of running shoes. But it’s important to choose the right ones. Running in the wrong shoes can make running uncomfortable and even lead to injury. Research shows that four out of five runners are probably running in the wrong shoes. So here's our comprehensive guide to finding the right running shoes.


LET'S FIND THE SHOES MADE FOR YOU IN FOUR EASY STEPS

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HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT SHOE 


Finding your perfect running shoe starts with understanding your running style. We recommend visiting one of our stores, where an ASICS expert can analyse the way you run to find shoes that support your natural movement. Can’t wait to get started? Our online Shoe Finder is a great place to begin. 

ARE YOU RUNNING IN THE RIGHT SHOE?

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5 RUNNING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

01 BEGIN WITH THE RUN/WALK METHOD

Ease your body into a new running routine by alternating between a few minutes of jogging and a few minutes walking. After several weeks you’ll find yourself running continuously.


02 THINK TIME, NOT DISTANCE

Start with a time goal – 10 minutes for example – and build it up slowly. This stops you from pushing your body to reach a distance you’re not ready for yet.


03 REST 

It’s important to let your muscles recover post-run. Resting adequately and fueling your body with the right foods is key to avoiding running injuries.

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04 JOIN A RUNNING CLUB

Joining a group is a great motivator. Search for a local running club for beginners, or join a club for runners of all abilities. Most coaches will happily share tips to help you run safely, too.


05 RUN IN THE RIGHT SHOES

If your shoes don’t fit correctly or give you the support you need, you could be increasing your risk of injury. Use our online Shoe Finder to find the right shoe for you.

    Find more running tips for beginners here.

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