How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Running Shoes

Anyone feeling the urge to start training for a marathon? We all know picking out a stylish outfit and a cool new app makes a world of difference when it comes to fitness motivation, but picking out the right pair of running shoes isn’t as easy as choosing the most colorful ones.

You need to consider everything from how your ankles roll when you run to how to correctly tie your laces for your foot shape. The experts at REI have created an easy-to-decipher infographic that lays out all the must-know details when it comes to choosing a running shoe. Check it out and get ready to meet your running goals.

1. Know your running shoes


2. Know your feet


3. Know your environment


4. Know your laces


5. Know your shoes


6. Know your numbers


How to Pick the Perfect Running Shoe


(1) Determine Shoe Type


(2) Flex Text


(3) Pronation Test


How to choose the right running shoe


(1) Understand Pronation


(2) Determine Your Foot Type


(3) Choose Your Running Shoe


Step 1: Find your arch type.