The great thing about running is that you can do it anywhere. All you need are some good shoes and comfortable clothes.
- Javi Gomez Noya
Javi is a five-time ITU World Champion, a two-time IM 70.3 World Champion, and widely considered to be one of the best endurance athletes of all time - if not the best. So it would be unwise to disagree with him.
However, finding ‘good shoes’ can be more of a challenge than many think. Weight, comfort, durability, cushioning, grip – the list of influencing factors goes on. With so many different models out there to choose from, it can be difficult to know which suits you best. And, to further complicate matters, we all have our own biomechanics and preferences to consider.
Unfortunately, most shoes fit great and feel comfortable when you try them in a store. It might only be 20 minutes into your first run that you start to realize they may not be for you. So, when it comes to running marathons, the all-important decision of which shoes to wear is even more crucial.
Nobody wants to run 26.2 miles or 42.195 km in the wrong shoes. Let's shine a light on the best On shoes for long-distances races.