I've read a little bit about shoes for running on asphalt and for trail-running, but they always refer to lightweight people. I would like to know what to look for in a running shoe when my weight is between 80 and 85 kilograms?
The best thing you could probably do would be to find a dedicated runner's shop. We've got one where I live and they are really specializing in running shoes.
A good runner's shop should be able to do several things for you:
- There should be trained employees, who are themselves runners (or do sports at least) and know what they do.
- They can assess your current fitness status, pronation/supination issues, intended running surface etc.
- Some even have a treadmill analysis, where your running style is examined
It might be hard to find a shop like that, but it's really worth it once you do.
And don't skimp on it just because the shoes cost a bit more, your joints will thank you.