Is the Extra Money You Pay For Quality Shoes Worth It?

When you see the new running shoe of a popular brand and you compare it to the cheap imitation you are probably wondering whether or not you are simply paying extra for the name. Here are the things you need to consider when you are shopping around for your next shoe.

First of all, who is the designer of the shoe? By designer I don’t mean the person who has chosen the color and where the company logo should go. If you want your feet to be healthy then the shoe you choose should be approved by a podiatrist (a doctor that specializes in resolving feet related problems). The process of creating a good running shoe, for example, is a lot more complicated than having a person who draws good, sketch up a drawing. There are various scientists involved who are doing research on what type of shoe will be best for our bodies. They are paid a lot of money to constantly figure out how running shoes can be improved in order to provide people with better cushion, support, and posture.

So, the extra money you pay for a pair of shoes actually goes to the research laboratories without which many people will end up having problems. This doesn’t mean that you should only buy the most expensive shoes. Actually there are great shoes that don’t cost a lot of money. Some of the best deals for such footwear are online. If you know what type of foot you have, you will have no problem choosing the right pair.

A good website where you can learn a lot about how to determine your foot type and how to choose the right running shoe is the Running Advisor. There are a lot of illustrations that you may find interesting as well.

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