Choosing running shoes is not a matter of carelessness

Choosing running shoes is not a matter of carelessness
Choosing running shoes is not a matter of carelessness

Choosing running shoes is not a matter of carelessness. Not just choose colors and brands that suit the heart’s desire. Especially for those who actively run at least once a week. The threat of injury was overshadowing if it was wrong to identify shoes that fit the foot-to-ground pattern (foot strike). Foot strike itself can differ from one runner to another. There are more often set foot heel (heel) first, and some who use the entire cross-legs as a support.

This style difference is what a runner should anticipate not to receive injury. To that end, the expert believes that the right kind of shoe is indispensable in running.

However, a study published in the Journal of Athletics Training indicates that runners, especially those who wear minimalist shoes or flexible shoes and have minimalist support features, may not be able to identify their own foot strike patterns.

The same research shows that a runner who is wearing minimalist shoes is often wrong to do the technique of landing feet to the ground.

More than 90 percent of the runners in the study who were wearing traditional running shoes could correctly identify their footrest patterns. While wearing minimalist shoes, only 58 percent are able to do so.

This is important because a variety of running support techniques and devices will only be useful if one can correctly identify a foothold.

In addition, as mentioned earlier, a runner must anticipate the risk of injury.

Expert from estimates that 20 percent of people come to his office due to injuries caused by their shoes. “Either out of worn or (shoes) they do not fit the foot shape.

The doctor recommends athletes to keep track of the running distance and change their training shoes every km to 800 km.

This means that an active runner must replace his shoes in a minimum period of six months after purchase. “The exact date, or how much you run is much better than estimating the condition of the shoes by looking at it,” an expert from said.

An expert from told his patients to buy running shoes from the shop with an experienced salesman, who can help determine the style of the shoes with one’s feet. He also suggested buying running shoes with the size of one and a half larger than everyday shoes.

For socks, be sure to wear socks of the same thickness. In addition, cotton socks can cause blisters.

The expert also suggested that runners not directly wear new shoes to run, in order to avoid blisters against the feet. “You have to wear it for several days.”Let them loose slowly, and then start running a few miles (short distance),” he said.