How to choose the right shoes

Shoes are Essential Gear for Triathletes

28A significant number of triathletes spend between $100 and $200 a year for running shoes alone. A lesser number spends between $300 and $500. If you are a serious triathlete, focus your budget on the acquisition of high-performance shoes.

Get the Best

There is no need to look for the ultimate shoe or buy the most expensive brand. The best running shoes for triathletes is the shoe that fits and prevents injuries. You can purchase the perfect shoe if you know something about your feet and your running style. If you are heavy and your feet tends to roll inward, then, you need a different shoe than the guy who is light and whose feet tends to roll outward.

Seek Help from Qualified Personnel

You can seek assistance from a running store staff or a podiatrist. You can also seek help from a physical therapist. The best way to go about it, is to ask help from a medical professional who is also a runner.

It Should Feel Right the First Time

After choosing the best pair, walk around the store with the new shoes. You have to remember that the shoes must feel perfect when you are walking around with them. Never hesitate to return it to the running store staff if you feel tight spots or slight pinching on the toes. The shoes must be comfortable in order to prevent injury.

When you try a new pair, fit the first one to your bigger foot. It is best to have at least a finger-width of space between your toes and the tip of the shoe. More often than not, your feet tend to swell while running.

Never choose a pair based on affordability. On the other hand, the best shoes are not always the most expensive. Never settle for sub par shoes.

Running Shoes Brands


ASICS Men’s GEL-Noosa Tri 9

ASICS Men’s GEL-Noosa Tri 8

ASICS Women’s GEL-Noosa Tri 9

ASICS Women’s GT 2000 2

Pearl Izumi

Pearl iZUMi Women’s W EM Tri N 2

Pearl iZUMi Men’s EM Tri N 2

Pearl iZUMi Women’s W EM Tri N 1

Pearl iZUMi Men’s EM Tri N 1


Zoot Men’s Ultra TT 5.0

Zoot Women’s Ultra Kalani 3.0

Zoot Women’s ULTRA TT 5.0

Zoot Men’s Ultra Tempo 5.0

Zoot Men’s Ultra Kalani 3.0


Salomon Men’s Speedcross 3 CS Trail

Salomon Men’s Speedcross 3 Trail

Salomon Men’s XA Pro 3D Trail

Salomon Women’s Speedcross 3 Trail

Salomon Men’s X-Scream Trail

Other Brands

Newton Running Men’s Gravity III

Inov-8 Men’s Tri-X-Treme 275

Merrell Men’s Ascend Glove Gore-Tex Minimal

Inov-8 Tri-X-Treme 225

Merrell Men’s Ascend Glove Minimal

Best Triathlon Running Shoes

Sidi Kaos Road Shoes

Adidas Energy Boost 2 ESM Shoes

Zoot Tempo 6.0 Shoes

Sidi Avast Rain Road Shoes

Zoot Women’s Tempo 6.0 Shoes

Zoot TT 7.0 Shoes

Zoot Women’s TT 7.0 Shoes

Bont Bont Vaypor Road Shoe – Narrow Fit

Adidas Adizero Javelin Shoes

Adidas Adizero High Jump Flow Shoes

Sidi Level Road Shoes

Nike Zoom Superfly Shoes

Adidas Adizero Prime Finesse Shoes

Bont Blitz Road Cycling Shoe

Nike Zoom TJ 3 Shoes

Nike Zoom Rotational 6 Shoes

Northwave Torpedo SRS Road Shoe

Adidas Adizero Prime Accelerator Shoes

Adidas Adizero Tempo 7 Shoes

Nike Zoom SD 4 Shoes

Adidas Adizero Cadence 2 Shoes

Shimano R171 SPD-SL Road Cycling Shoe

Nike Zoom W 4 Shoes

Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 2 Shoes

Adidas Women’s Adizero Adios Boost 2