Choosing the right shoe to run is a very important factor to improve your run and to ensure you don't get hurt. There are a couple of factors to consider, the way you run, what kind of surface you run on and whether or not if you have a high or flat arch. The infographic from REI summarizes all the basics you need to know and tips on when to replace your shoes and how to lace them up.
The graphic suggests you choose shoes with more cushioning and flexibility if your ankles tend to roll out or ones with motion control and extra stability if your ankles roll in. How do you tell? You can by the height of your arches. High angles will probably roll out while runners with flat fleet tend to roll in.
There's also a handy guide to lacing shoes to alleviate foot problems. Check it out below: