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Your Quick Screen Guide for Choosing New Running Shoes

Whether you are in search of a new running shoe or are unsure if your current shoes have reached their limit, you can perform this quick screen to make your determination. First you'll need a flat, hard surface to perform your screen. If you're shopping then just drop the shoes onto the floor or onto the shoebox to perform the following tests.

A little knowledge of the anatomy of a tennis shoe will help your understanding.



We recommend you perform the following tests on any tennis shoe that you are considering:

  • 01:02 Assess the Inner Liner

  • 02:50 Perform the Rock Test

  • 05:12 Perform the Break Test

  • 07:06 Perform the Tilt Test