Up next with a special Global Running Day series of deals is Amazon! They have dedicated one of their Daily Deal slots to us runners and have offered 34 products with discounts. Many different brands of running shoes are on sale with this deal (unfortunately, not my beloved ASICs).
Global Running Deal of the Day: Discounts on Many Brands of Shoes
Link: Global Running Deal of the Day (this is an affiliate link that supports this site if you make a purchase through it – thank you for your support!)
Brands like Puma, Mizuno, New Balance, Reebok, and Adidas all are represented in this deal of the day from Amazon. Noticeably absent are some of the biggest brands in running – ASICS, Nike, Saucony and Brooks as well as recent movers like Under Armour or other brands with devoted followers like Hoka One.
So, if you are a devoted wearer of one of the brands not listed in this sale, you may want to skip it. However, sales like this are also a good time to be able to try out a different kind of shoe without having to put out the money that the shoes would normally require.
I have tried this in the past with shoes from Brooks and it was nice to have a pair like that to throw in my trunk when I was out or to leave at a place I frequently would visit so I always have a pair of running shoes on hand.
Take a look at the deal page above from Amazon to see if any of the shoes on sale are ones you wear or ones you want to give a shot for a try at running! Just remember this before you shop for running shoes for the first time – not all shoes are created equal.
If your foot falls inward when landing, that is called pronating and you will want to find a shoe that has some stability to help correct for that overpronation (a little pronation is not a big deal). If you land more flat on your feet without turning in, you will want a shoe that provides cushioning for your foot so that would be a neutral shoe. To find the best fit, you want to go to a running shop and have them check you out. But, if you do that, be a sport and buy the shoes from them since they offer this for free (you can always buy future shoes of that model online if the shop is costing much more).