Running shoes are really the only and primary expenditure that a runner may have. Apart from that, there isn't any other costs related to taking up running for fitness. Because it is the only real expense, it is an important option as to getting it right. There are literally 100’s of options that runners have with regards to just what brand and model of running shoe to try. Each one of the different running shoes have their fanatics that believe that each one is the right one. The problem is that if every runner considers that the shoes they use are the best one, then just what is a new runner supposed to do when trying to choose which is the best and all these other runners telling them which one they think is the best. The real situation here is that there is simply no such thing as the best running shoe, but that does not stop runners trying to find it. The best running shoe for each individual runner will probably be different for each and every runner.
The challenge then will become one of matching the design features of the running shoe to the characteristics of the runner. Each one of the hundreds of running shoes on the market has distinct design features. These shoes will vary, for instance, just how much heel height they have got, how much shock absorption they have and how much arch support they have. Each runner with have distinctive foot biomechanics, running techniques, volumes and types of running that they carry out and different perceptions how a shoe feels on them. This is why you almost certainly need a speciality running shoe retailer that knows all the different characteristics of the different running shoes. They are going to consider the characteristics of the runner and ask questions of their history with some other shoes, exactly how serious they may be about their running and a variety of additional factors and then try and match the design features in a shoe to the characteristics of the runner. It will not be an easy task.