Running and cross training shoes are often the most common options for exercise. Choosing the right pair for your activity can be the difference between crushing your goals or coming up short. Whether you’re training for a 5K, taking an exercise class, or lifting heavy weights in the gym, having the proper footwear can take your training to another level.
Finding the right pair of running shoes can be frustrating. What seems so easy on the surface becomes difficult when you consider all the factors. How do you find the perfect balance of cushion, weight, flexibility and grip to support your goals?
Fear not, fellow runner. At Holabird Sports, we've served our customers for over 30 years, helping them find the perfect pair. Inspired by the expert reviewers at Runner’s World Magazine, we’ve created our list of the top new releases based on sales, customer feedback, and industry experience.
Whether you want to get a head start on holiday shopping or slip your feet into the top models of 2021, our comprehensive guide is here to help!
In this article, we’re going to match specific trail shoes to the different features and technologies that runners needs, based on:
The types of runs you’re going on – casual, tempo, 5ks, marathons
Your foot shape and gait cycle – do you need a neutral shoe or one with arch support
Your preferences – how much heel-to-toe drop, what type of cushioning