We have already talked about how to run properly and where to do it. Now let's tackle one key question - what to run in.
Many people say that jogging can be done in any shoe. This is the case if you want to take a couple of runs and forget about it. If you're going to go jogging through life, you need to get serious about choosing the right footwear. These simple tips will help you find the most comfortable, safe and durable pair of sneakers.
Depreciation is one of the most important factors that should influence your choice. The shoe should cushion well. This will soften the impact of stride and allow your knees to last longer, minimizing the possibility of injury. In addition, good cushioning will increase the repulsive moment, which will increase your running speed.
The lightness of the running shoe will make your workouts longer and less exhausting. Even an extra 100-200 grams to the weight of a shoe can significantly increase the load on the body over long distances. In addition, lightweight shoes will allow you to move as naturally as possible and will not affect your running technique.
The cushion of the shoe must be made from breathable materials. This will have a beneficial effect on the health of the feet and improve foot hygiene.
Running shoe insoles should be bulky and removable. Volume will increase stability and reduce the likelihood of developing flat feet. And removable insoles will extend the life of the sneakers - they do not have to be thrown away every time the insole becomes unusable for any reason. In addition, the removable insoles are easier to wash, which improves hygiene.
An instep support for running shoes is required. Its presence allows to reduce the load on the spine and ensures the correct position of the foot during running, which practically excludes the possibility of developing flat feet.
The outsole is one of the most important components of a running shoe. It needs to be strong so it won't rub against the asphalt over a few runs, but soft to provide extra cushioning. The higher your weight, the tighter the sole should be. With a soft sole and high weight, the outsole will quickly bend and all the cushioning will be negated.
Running shoes should have laces. This is an axiom. Sneakers without laces are not running shoes. Sneakers should fit snugly on the foot and provide proper support for the foot. This can only be achieved with proper lacing. We advise you to treat even Velcro with great vigilance.
Your running shoe should be sized to fit your foot perfectly. If there is even a slight sensation of discomfort when trying on, it will only intensify when running. Sooner or later, the sneakers can get used to it, but it will be given to you by sweat, blood and pain. We recommend choosing running shoes in the evening, when a person's legs are slightly swollen and slightly increase in size.