What You Do (and Don’t) Need in a Running Shoe

March 30, 2023

Humans have run for hundreds of thousands of years, most without the benefit of cushy, brightly colored footwear. But take a stroll around a sporting goods store or scroll through a running website, and you’ll find a dizzying array of options. Some promise speed, others comfort and injury reduction — and nearly all carry hefty price tags. It’s tempting to believe the right sneakers will help you run faster or avoid injury. Here’s what experts know. NYT