It won't take long for a runner to realize the overwhelming importance of shoes. Poorly chosen footwear can cause injury under the wrong circumstances. So, what constitutes a good choice in footwear? Read on to discover the RIGHT way to select running shoes.First, the proper fit. Too tight or loose can cause rubbing or otherwise cause pain. It isn't sufficient just to put the shoe on, if possible move the foot through a range of motion and as much of a running gait as is practical. It is entirely possible to find shoes with subtle imperfections in the fit that aren't immediately apparent.Second, we should worry about your running technique. A proper motion for the foot rolls from heel to toe, and has a slight inward rotation as the ball of the foot touches the ground. There are shoes to compensate for a greater tendency to wear the inside, outside or other parts of the shoe tread. As well, there are shoes to compensate for greater or lesser than normal amounts of this … [Read more...] about Selecting Running Shoes
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Nike Free does not think so; and neither should you. Read on to find out why this concerns every one of us, our health and a good deal of wasted money. This is not a story of the Nike Free shoe; it’s about our freedom and growth.It has been a really long time since a major shoemaker has stepped forward and acknowledged that the human foot is the perfect running, walking machine.Hence, a good shoe should be simple and that allows this perfect machine to execute flawlessly, rather than attempt to take over Nature’s function.This is the core concept of the Nike Free line of shoes. Shoes that both mimic and allow the foot its freedom to get things done - in this case, walking, jogging and running.Nonetheless, detractors argue that the lack of structural support and cushioning undermines the shoe’s ability to be a serious running shoe. The experts are spewing out terms like – Stress Fracture, Calf Injury, Knee Injuries, Plantar Fasciitis.The Footwear Market & … [Read more...] about Do You Need an Expensive Padded, Cushioned, Air Bubbled, Gelled Running Shoe?
I remember my first pair of running shoes. I had read in a magazine article that the way to prevent injury was to buy good running shoes, and that any good running shoe would cost between $90-$130. A light bulb went on. I could prevent injury and potentially be a better runner, all in a shoe? Off I went.My first stop was a huge multi-sport center. I breezed past the canoes, golf clubs, treadmills, and in-line skates. Scanning the display wall of shoes, I looked for something expensive because I thought that meant it must be a better brand or a better shoe. I naturally picked the shoe I thought looked the best, with the best complimentary color scheme, something I could "match" with any one of my "running outfits."Then I looked around, huffed and puffed, and all but threatened to blow down the display wall if I couldn't get some help. My help finally arrived. He came from the tents and camping equipment section.Was it a hideous experience? No, not exactly hideous. Did I get help? Yes. … [Read more...] about Why Go To A Specialty Running Store For Running Shoes?
After years of fancy diets and lame exercise routines, I eventually realized that I needed to move if I had any chance of shedding a few pounds, so I took up running and training with renewed vigor. However, being a bit of a lazy sod, when it comes to training and exercise, quite often I used to be too impatient to do a stretching routine before I went for a run and my excuse what that I didn't have the time for all that warm-up malarkey.You'll not be surprised to read that I suffered the consequences of not warming up prior to a run and got some pretty nasty sprains before I came to my senses. Although I knew that fitness experts put an emphasis on warming up properly to reduce the risk of sports injury, I always thought they were referring to older folks! Not so! In fact it's not just running, as warm up activities are a crucial part of any exercise regime or sports training and the importance of a structured warm-up routine should never be underestimated.But running and training … [Read more...] about Need New Running Shoes – Taking Care Of Our Feet With The Proper Protection
One would think purchasing a pair of running shoes would be a fairly simple matter. Sadly, or probably for the better, it has become quite an involved process. I would suggest you visit a local store before attempting to purchase online. The key aspect is to understand your foot profile. In truth this is not a difficult task and certainly doesn't need fancy computer technology.Visit and obtain your profile as far as arches type, strike type and over prontaros. Once you have this information find you category using the guide below;-Motion control : for runners with low arches, moderate to severe over pronators with maximum rear foot control and extra support on the arch side of the shoe, eg. bigger runners.-Stability : mild or moderate over pronators, low to normal arches, shoes has a combination of good support and mid sole cushioning.-Neutral cushioned: maximum mid sole cushioning and minimum medial support, bio mechanically efficient runners, mid foot or forefoot strikers with high … [Read more...] about How to Buy Quality Running Shoes at Discount Prices