If you love a good run as much as I do, or if running is a part of your exercise program at all, it is important that you invest in a good pair of running shoes.
Everyday basic tennis shoes don’t give you the support you need for running, and will result in unnecessary pain and injury.
Running projects more than your body's weight onto your feet, joints, and muscles every time you strike the ground. Therefore, what is between you and the ground has a direct impact on your entire body. The wrong shoes can lead to blisters, shin splints, ankle, knee, back, and hip problems.
Save yourself some grief and take the time to find the right pair of shoes. Don’t be afraid to spend a little money. The benefits are worth every penny, and your runs will be considerably more enjoyable!
I suggest visiting a shoe store that emphasizes running shoes and get fitted. A reputable store will have a knowledgeable staff, and allow you to try them with a good return policy.