When it comes to jogging and working out, you might think that all you have to do is throw on a pair of sneakers and you’re good to go. While there is something to be said about not placing too much emphasis on gear, it can also be physically damaging if left unchecked. There are definitely shoes that are better for jogging—and certainly shoes that you should be avoided at all costs.
There are so many sneakers out there that are on the bulkier side. You see it often with casual dress shoes that masquerade as sneakers, especially because bulk offers a visual aesthetic that’s valuable in the fashion world. However, it’ll just drag you around if you try to run in it.
There are also sneakers out there that tend to have a slightly elevated heel, which is also done for fashion purposes. It may even be comfortable when worn in low-key situations—but for running it’s incredibly damaging because your feet need a neutral platform to rest on.
Finally, you should always be wary of companies that make knockoff versions of your favorite running shoes. They may seem to get the job done, but sometimes a cheap price means the quality is sub-caliber. As they say, you get what you pay for.