Running is the least expensive form of exercise and can be enjoyed almost anywhere in the world. It is also the most common form of exercise in the world. The only equipment needed is a pair of the best running shoes. These shoes will help you burn an average of 850 calories per hour. That is great news for those of us who like to eat too much. To stay encouraged to keep going the runner needs the best jogging footwear available for their gait type. On the other hand, poor fitting footwear will not only cause the runner to want to quit but will also lead to injuries.

Great jogging footwear will encourage you to love running. Poor quality ones are those that are not built for your type of foot or gait. Shoe companies spend lots of money trying to convince you that they have the right shoe for every runner.

Companies produce at least four types of footwear. They are motion control, stability, cushioning and lightweight training. The reason that companies produce so many types is that each runners foot is built just a little bit different and it affects their gait. It is not just company hype, but is a fact that there are different pairs needed for different people. What is right for one person is simply not right for the next person. If your footwear is not comfortable then you will likely give up running before you even get started. Yet the best sports footwear are shoes carefully chosen just for you.

Some runners have flat feet or low arches. For these runners stress injuries are a particular problem. Therefore companies have produced motion control jogging footwear. These shoes are made with great inside post to support the foot in the arch area.

When you run does your foot roll to the inside or the outside? If you are not sure, then turn over an old pair of tennis footwear. Look and see if the wear is even all the way across the shoe. If so your foot does not roll. If there seems to be more wear on the inside or outside of the shoe then your foot rolls. The best running shoe for those with a rolling gait is a stabilizer running shoe which has extra cushioning in the midsole.

Are you the type of runner that runs many miles each week? Are you training for a marathon? Runners with a rigid arch have trouble absorbing shock. These runners will enjoy a cushioning running shoe. These shoes are very flexible. In fact, once you determine that this is the right type of shoe for you grab it and see if you can bend it in half. If you can then this is a great pair for you.

Are you planning on doing many types of physical activities and need a shoe that will go to all those activities with you? If so a cross trainer sometimes known as a lightweight trainer is a great choice. A cross trainer will not correct gait problems but will provide great lateral support.

As with any product often quality means being willing to spend a little extra money. A runner should expect to replace their shoes after 500 miles. 500 miles of comfort is worth the money. Different runners have different requirements. Often the best solution is to have your gait tested.

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Natasha's number one goal in life is to have a great impact on others lives and show that everyone can achieve success.