You need to find a *real running shoe store. In such a store, the
salespeople will be able to look at your old shoes and determine your
running style from the wear pattern on the soles. Also, they should watch
you run in your old shoes either on a treadmill or outside in front of the
store. By doing this they can tell what type of running shoe you need. Once
they have determined this they can try some shoes on you that fit one of the
categories of cushioned, stability, motion control, or a combination of
those. They should then watch you run in the new shoes. Other factors that
come in to play are your weight, your mileage, and running surface.
Go to http://www.runnersworld.com/shoes/ to get some information about
selecting a running shoe. Once you are armed with this information, you
should be able to tell if the salesperson knows his/her stuff.
If you need help finding a real running shoe store, let us know where you
live and maybe somebody can recommend a store near you.
3. choose shoes