Does price matter when buying new running shoes?

When it comes to buying a new pair of running shoes the choices out there can not only be daunting but also take a hit on your bank account. The running shoe industry is worth billions of dollars and each brand is vying for your attention. If you are questioning whether or not price matters, the answer isn’t a simple yes or no.

There have been studies whose findings have shown that runners in expensive running shoes were twice as likely to get hurt than those in averaged price shoes. The bottom line is that different brands and models are going to be made out of different materials.

If you are going to be doing extensive running, a cheap tennis shoe is not going to be made to be a running shoe and therefore will most likely not suffice. A good shoe is going to offer support, cushioning and durability. Your foot type and structure may require a specific style that could cost a bit more. Having flat feet, high arches, wide feet, bunions or hammertoes will need a shoe that accommodates your foot. To get these qualities, you may not need a top of the line shoe but you should expect to make an investment that is going to protect your feet long term.

Get your shoes evaluated

Bring in your current running shoes if you have any concerns about your feet or if you have foot pain while you run. Dr. Harvey Danciger can evaluate your feet and your shoes and help decide what is best for your foot health in the long run. Call us today at (760) 568-0108 or connect with us online to make an appointment.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle