Footwear Fit For the Holidays
The holidays are upon us and with running season in full-blast in St. Pete, it’s a great time to freshen up your running supplies. Plus, running shoes make great gifts! We’ve got a list of some of the best shoes for runners to share with you. This is just a small sampling of the great running and walking shoes you’ll find at St. Pete Running Company.
GET A PROPER SHOE FITTING – There are a variety of factors to consider when buying running shoes, and some of those factors include neutral versus stability shoes, heel to toe drop differentials, cushioning systems and levels, all of which can be explained in detail by a shoe expert at St. Pete Running Company as they walk you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting. Walkers and runners alike can benefit from our free, in-depth gait analysis.
Best Shoes For Runners
Hoka One One
Hoka One One shoes will appeal to walkers and runners alike. Their models offer high levels of soft, foam cushioning and a smooth ride provided by their unique Meta-Rocker. Models like the Clifton 8 and Carbon X 2 are lightweight, and as a high-performance model, the Carbon X 2 adds extra propulsion with a carbon fiber plate. If the Carbon X 2 is like a speedy sports car, the Bondi 7 is like a sturdy and accommodating SUV that’s steady, comfortable, and long-lasting compared to similar models in other brands.
Diadora running shoes offer runners and walkers a cushy and comfy glove-like fit, while at the same time giving adequate toe box room. The Mythos Blushield Hip 6 is a responsive neutral model which provides a dynamic, balanced, and effective gait thanks to this Italian brand’s unique Blushield technology. For their stability model, the Mythos Blushield Elite TRX 2 assists with overpronation and eases ground connection with a high level of cushion.
Altra running takes great pride in having every one of their shoe models designed to match the anatomic shape of the human foot. That means for walkers and joggers, more space for feet and toes to spread through a natural gait. Their design also includes a Balanced Cushioning platform which equally elevates the entire foot from heel to toe for a low-impact landing while encouraging proper alignment. A stability model, the Paradigm 6 uses GuideRail technology to promote natural foot placement with guidance but without overcorrection. The Torin 5 is an everyday neutral trainer with a plush feel that is light, bouncy, and ready for distance.
Saucony running shoes have been a staple in the running community for over 120 years. As a trusted brand, they are always improving their models. Their PWRRUN cushioning technology is lightweight, responsive, and offered in a variety of models with mild adjustments to suit the needs of all types of walkers and runners. The Kinvara 12 is a lightweight and flexible trainer that also provides a cushioned and responsive feel. The Endorphin Pro 2 is an ultralight racing shoe with a carbon fiber plate that can take runners into a faster pace for race day while offering a locked-in feel for a snug fit.
Oofos Sandals are the recovery shoes your feet will love for those times between runs and walks. The supportive arch and Oofoam technology feels like a hug for the bottom of your feet, and we recommend sliding into a pair of Oofos after every run.
If you still have questions about finding the best shoes for runners, we can help! Come into the store where our shoe experts are ready to provide the high-quality customer service you expect from a Top 50 Running Store in America.