Two types of shoes are used in distance running: spikes, and training shoes. In this article, we will be covering the standard training shoes. Simple yet effective, distance running shoes were designed to keep in mind the fact that the wearer would be using them to cover long distances.
“They cushion each step, and add more traction than a normal shoe,” said cross country and track runner Ace Holst ’18.
Choosing a pair of running shoes for the first time can be quite an adventure, as it is easy to get distracted by all the colors and fancy looking patterns. Along with the wide spectrum of colors, no one brand really dominates the running world.
“Quality is important for durability usually, so for brands I like Nike, New Balance, Brooks, Asics and Adidas,” Holst said.
Running isn’t a sport that requires a whole lot of gear, and most runners find a shoe that is around 100 dollars. If there was one thing that Holst would do to change the running shoe industry it would be to “add more colors, and generally make them look better.”