Like how do I know which shoes to wear when I go out running.
I have one problem, when I try to run my lower leg starts hurting. Not because it's not toned or anything, it's not my muscles hurting, it's more like a joint problem I guess. I was told I"m probably not running with proper shoes.
So what am I looking for here?
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Sounds like shin splints.
You just need a pair of shoes that fit well and have good cushioning - that's all.
You'll see some shoes claiming to suit different gaits (over-/under-/neutral pronation) or designed for support/cushioning/etc - it's all marketing bullsh*t (and has been proven as such).
There are also some shoes like djvtech mentions, which are supposed to replicate the feel of running barefoot. These are far more likely to lead to injury, as they force you to adopt a very different running style (you can't land heel first, as you normally would), while offering no benefits at all.
Running on softer ground (not tarmac roads) would be a good idea though, and you should probably take it a bit easy for a while.0