One of the most important aspects of your exercise regimen is the selection of the right pair of men’s running shoes. With so many manufacturers producing shoes for men it can be difficult to sort through all the various brands and models available and pick the one that you really feel is right for you. The key to getting the right kind of fit in your shoes is to experiment with your feet, standing on them and walking around in them to get a feel for the cushioning, support and hardness of each model. It may also be a good idea to have a personal trainer examine the shoes you’re thinking about buying and let him or her tell you what size and width of feet you should be aiming for. This will narrow down the search considerably and help you buy the right size.
Mens running shoes are generally more flexible than women’s; this allows for the additional use of arch supports as well as more natural movement when running. When purchasing a shoe for running, be sure to look at the support provided as well as the heel counter, which help to absorb shock from the impact of each foot strike. You may also want to consider the flex point of the shoe, which is the point in the sole where the material bends when you run. The more bend it has, the better it will perform while being worn, but it is important to note that there is a break in effect when it comes to achieving full flex.
A final consideration should be the wear-ability of the shoes. Shoes are designed to last for a long period of time, but they do wear out over time and need to be replaced. Look for shoes that are constructed from materials that are durable and will last for a number of years. Also consider the insoles and the way they adjust to your foot shape. While the traditional insoles are made to conform to each individual foot, many more modern designs include cushioned insoles and they are designed to better conform to your foot while running.