Readers of my articles at Runners Connect & Running Fitness Magazine will know that I am not a fan of the traditional “overpronation / arch type” model of selecting running shoes because basically there is no evidence to support it, in fact research shows that using such a model can sometimes even increase problems.
Comfort is the overriding factor in shoe selection (this is backed by research) and there are many other factors to take into consideration when selecting shoes other than the traditional motion control / neutral / cushioned’ approach.
And Here It Is…
It is therefore with great delight that I therefore present Pete ‘Runblogger’ Larson’s Running Shoe Selection Tool, which essentially allows you to sort a fantastic database of running shoes into Price, Weight, Stack Height, and Heel-Forefoot Drop.
Larson has painstakingly compiled data for over 240 different running shoes, and with a simple click on a header you can sort the shoes according to that column. You can also narrow the list down by typing a keyword into the search box, e.g. “Brooks” or “Trail”.
As as bonus, Larson has provided links to the fantastic shoe reviews he writes at Runblogger.com and provided a chance to get 10% off selected brands at online shoe supplier Running Warehouse by using the code “RUNBLOG10″.