Many running shoes will feel good when you try them on in the store, but you won’t know how well they fit until you start jogging in them. Before shopping for running shoes, see a podiatrist for a professional analysis and fitting. Knowing the exact size and shape of your feet can help you select shoes that will provide adequate support, prevent injury and fit your running style. Road running shoes are designed to be light and flexible so they can stabilize your feet while you are running on different surfaces. Sturdier trail shoes provide more cushion, support and traction for individuals that like to run on uneven paths, beaches and rocky terrain.