There are a lot of things to take note of when considering buying a running shoe. There are different shoes that are available in the market. There are rigid types, comfortable types and the types that are for fast running.
The rigid type of rubber shoes are made for those people who need the most support. It may not be too comfortable but it will correct the gait of the person. There are support on both the heel and the forefoot. The asics gel pulse is considered to be a rigid one. It may be a little comfortable but it does not provide the comfort similar to the other gel type shoes.
The support that the asics gel pulse can provide is better than the others. This is recommended for people who land very first with their running or just walking. This shoe was made for running but it the advancement that is placed in this shoe is not that much and that is the reason why it is cheaper compared to the other kinds.
The asics gel pulse has arch support. It is important to have arch support because this will give the person comfort when they run. When the arch of the foot is not supported there will eventually be back pain and knee pain.
There are a lot of arch support products that are mass produced. The problem with these mass produced products is that they do not fit at all feet. Different people have different foot shape and different arch. One would have to know their foot arch so that they know how to fit a support during that.
There are three different arches. One is the flat feet or the pronation. This means that the big toe is the one that receives the most pressure when one moves. With this kind of arch one would need rigid or controlled footwear. The other one is the high arch or the supinated. With this kind of arch one would need a cushioned shoe because when they move, the little toe is the one that receives the most pressure. There is also the neutral kind of arch it is not too high or too low. With them they can wear any kind of shoe that would feel comfortable.
For many podiatrists, it is recommended that one would have their custom fit arch support insole. This will definitely solve all the possible problems. This will help the person not only improve their stance but also alleviate the pain on the lower back and knees. One can also see the improvement in the direction of how ones walk and run. Make sure to know these things before buying a new running shoe.