adidas Men’s Ultraboost 22 Running Shoes
A good rule of thumb to measure whether you have the right amount of cushion in a shoe is answering this simple question: are you comfortable? Take a lap around the store and see how they feel. If you’re feeling a little wonky or landing harder than you usually do, then this shoe is most likely not right for you.
It’s also important to notice not just how much cushion there is, but also where it is. Some shoes, such as Brooks Women's Glycerin 19 Running Shoes and the adidas Men’s Ultraboost 22 Running Shoes , offer all-around cushioning for every part of the foot for maximum running comfort. Meanwhile, the ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 23 Running Shoes focus cushioning on the heel, where the foot strikes the service, for maximum shock absorption.
Saucony Men's Endorphin Speed 2 Running Shoes
Is speed your end goal? Try looking into shoes specially built with hitting your personal record in mind. Shoes focused on speed use lightweight, but effective, materials to keep your run as fast and comfortable as possible. Here are a few of our favorites:
Brooks Men's Adrenaline GTS 22 Running Shoes
Everyone needs a support system. For the best stability and support, make sure to ask an Academy Sports + Outdoor team member what would work best for your running surface and natural gait. Here are a few of our favorites that cover a wide range of foot shapes and sizes:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Q. Do Kids Need Running Shoes?
A. Finding the best running shoe doesn’t just have to be for adults! Running shoes protect kids’ feet in running, PE class, and sports to avoid foot rolls, blisters, and other sports injuries. Here are some ways to get your little ones in the best protective gear for them:
Find the perfect pair of running shoes for any age and activity at Academy Sports + Outdoors, where we have a large assortment of girls’ and boys’ running shoes.
Remember, learning the ropes of how to choose running shoes doesn’t have to be complicated. Just remember to consider cushion, speed, and support — ask a team member at your nearest Academy store for help!
Find everything you need for running at Academy online and in-store. With our wide selection of men’s and women’s running shoes, there’s a pair for everyone.