By Kenneth Wee
Last year, at just 16 years old, Candace Hill entered the record books by becoming the fastest girl under 17 to run the 100m (in 10.98s) and 200m (22.43s). Asics signed her a few months later, making Candace the youngest professional athlete in America. She’s now in the running for the US Olympic trials next month.
We caught up with her at the New York City launch of Asics’ all-new shoe, the Dynaflyte. Here’s what she says you should look out for when choosing a new running shoe.
1. Get the right shoe for the job.
“There are different shoes for training, running, weight lifting, so picking the right sneakers is number one.”
2. Make sure it feels comfortable.
“You don’t want to train in uncomfortable shoes because you’ll be thinking about the shoe instead of thinking about your event or training.”
3. Choose one that’s lightweight.
“If it feels light, it’ll be good. Especially because I’m a sprinter, I want to feel light.”