Saturday, May 11, 2013

Running Shoes - What Is The Proper Choice?

  Choosing the right running shoe makes the difference in good or bad running, running with pain or comfort, and most importantly, whether your body will stay healthy or get hurt. What is important when choosing a running shoe is to start with the idea that you choose shoes which suit you personally. In this decision, the price of the shoes has the smallest importance: neither the most expensive nor the cheapest running shoes can prevent injury to your feet, or make you run more. Here are some simple steps that should be followed when choosing running shoe:

Movement of the foot

  At each step, the foot "rolls" from heel to toes. Proper folding of the foot is necessary because this protects our feet from stress when hitting the ground when running. Improper movement of the foot is when it does not absorb the stress of impact, and can cause injuries of the foot, ankle, knee and the foot.

What type of foot do you have?

  A simple method to check whether your foot is bending properly, to check the curve of your feet. Soak your feet in water or colored water, step on a paper bag (brown ones for shopping) or other paper. After a minute or two, step away from the paper and draw the curve of your foot before the water printout dries out.

  - The normal foot has a visible curve which is big as half as the entire foot, and moves inwards with a nice curve and they have neutral pronation. For such a footprint, suitable running shoe is show with stability i.e. Stability Running Shoes.

  - Foot with too broad curve or Flat Feet - a very weak curve, with a print that shows almost the entire foot. People with these feet when running, the feet rolls inward too much, which can lead to various injuries. This is called under- pronation and the suitable shoes for running for this condition are with monitoring i.e. Motion Control Running Shoes.

  - Foot with narrow curve or High Arch - the curve is very steep and short, and people with these feet do not bend enough to regulate the running impact. This is called supination and the suitable shoes for running here are with a cushion i.e. Cushioned Running Shoes.

The form of the shoes

  Once you determine what kind of feet you have, you should know which form of shoes suits you best. The form of the shoes is best seen when you turn it upside down or from the bottom of the show. Typically, running shoes have three shapes: straight, semi-curved and bent.
- The feet with a too broad curve correspond to straight shape shoes.
- The feet with a narrow curve correspond to the bent shape shoes.
- Suitable for normal feet are shoes with a semi-curved shape.

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  This advice can help you choose the right running shoes if you are able to chat with someone experienced in buying running shoes. A nearby store specializing in running shoes will definitely have people with experience and knowledge of the subject that can help you. When you go shopping for shoes, there are a few additional small tips that you can apply to make a better decision:
  - Shop in the late afternoon, because then your feet are largest. When you run your feet are enlarged, and if you buy smaller shoes, would have problems.
  - When u try on the new shoes, wear socks you use while running.
  - Do not do the same mistake as most "fresh" runners do: do not buy the latest shoes on the market, nor the most expensive. Select appropriate shoes for your foot and running will be comfortable and fun. Good luck!

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