Best Running Shoes For Beginners, 2023

Expert Advice on Running Shoes,Beginners' Running Advice & Motivation
Best Running Shoes For Beginners, 2023


Will you be running on the pavement, off-road or a treadmill? Consider a good pair of road running shoes to get started. Running with old or ill-fitting shoes, such as fashion trainers, can make your experience less enjoyable and possibly leading to injury. There's a wide variety of options these days and the line between fashion and functionality is getting blurrier.

“Which are the best running shoes?” You might ask. There isn't one straight answer – everyone has different needs. There are factors such as your size, weight and the shape of your feet to take into consideration. If this is your first pair of running shoes, getting the right stability for your foot strike can have a significant impact on your running, and can help to keep you injury-free. Did you know we also cater to wide feet?


It's hard for us to advise you properly on the type of shoe you need, without seeing your feet and watching you run. Find out more about our personalised service, where we analyse your foot strike and gait, to help you find the perfect running shoes:



Asics GT-2000 11

Neutral Road Running Shoes

If you have a stable footstrike, or underpronate (supinate), these could be a good choice for you...

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Men's Brooks Ghost 15

Men's Hoka Bondi 8

Men's New Balance 1080v13 2E

Women's Brooks Ghost 15

Women's Hoka Bondi 8

Women's New Balance 1080v13 D Wide

Support Road Running Shoes

If you overpronate (your feet roll inwards), or you have flat feet, these could be good options for you...

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Men's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23
£135.00 £115.00

Men's Hoka Arahi 6
£130.00 £110.00

Men's Asics GT-2000 12

Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23

Women's Hoka Arahi 6
£130.00 £110.00

Women's Asics GT-2000 12


Get ready to conquer the trails like a fearless adventurer. Embrace the thrill in every step. Venturing into off-road terrains can be hard if you're not equipped with the right trail running shoes. Step into the world of comfort and performance with our top-quality trail running shoes.

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Men's Saucony Peregrine 13

Men's Hoka Challenger 7

Men's Salomon Ultra Glide 2 Wide
£140.00 £119.00

Women's Saucony Peregrine 13

Women's Hoka Challenger 7

Women's Salomon Ultra Glide 2 Wide
£140.00 £119.00


Can I put my running shoes in the washing machine?

The short answer is: no. If you're looking for more tips on how to look after your shoes, and keep them looking tidy, find out more in The Best Way to Clean Running Shoes »

How do I know which is the best shoes for me to run in?

Consider where you'll be running, will it be on road/trail? Running doesn't require a huge amount of kit, however what it does require is a good pair of running shoes. If you're unsure, we are here to help! Through natural gait analysis, in-store of online, you're bound to find a pair that works for you.

How do I stay motivated to get out the door?

Be kind to yourself – remind yourself why you started. There will be days where you won't feel like running and perhaps the weather sucks or you're tired. Stay connected to the 'why'. You could also consider running with a friend, or joining your local running group – the collective energy of a group working together towards their unique goal is always a fantastic motivator!

I want to sign up for my first race – any advice?

Like any big occasion, you're going to feel some nerves or have butterflies in your stomach. This is the day you've been training for. First things first, the night before your race, lay out all your necessary gear. Consume some nutritious food before you get plenty of sleep. Morning of, I would suggest something light – low fibre breakfast, read here for more information on nutrition. Give yourself enough time to get to the location (bag drop, race number to secure to your clothing, if you didn't receive one through the post, and something to note – queues for the loo can be long). And finally don't forget to ENJOY yourself! You should feel proud you've made it this far – there's nothing quite like your first race.

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