Running Shoes: Fit & Buying Tips
For enjoyable, comfortable running, your running shoes should fit a little differently than your casual shoes... in a word: BIGGER. Often this means buying a different size than you're used to in order to get the fit you need. Fitting you in the right shoe is what we do. That's why we're perhaps the only running company to fit test every shoe we sell.
Here's how your running shoes should fit:
- Wiggle Room - You should have about a thumb's width of room between the end of your longest toe and the front of the shoe.
- Hold It - Look for a secure, comfortable fit through the midfoot. Imagine a hand gently holding your foot in place.
- The Heel Deal - There should be little or no slipping at the heel.
Road Runner Sports is perhaps the only running retailer to fit test every shoe we sell. Real-world testing lets us get you the right size better than anyone else. We┐re your fit experts!
Is the fit of your shoes "almost" right?
These lacing tricks might be just what you need to snug up the heel or loosen up that tight spot for the perfect fit.
Not sure what size foot you have?
Go here to print out our handy foot sizing charts and measure your feet at home. Be sure to measure both feet since they may not be the same size...buy shoes based on the bigger foot.
Worried it will take some test runs to know if you like your new shoes?
We understand! That's why we created the amazing Perfect Fit Guarantee. Hit the road in your new shoes. If they're not just right for you, simply exchange them within 60 days, no questions asked.