How to Choose your running shoes wisely

Choose your running shoes wisely

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You decided to do something good for yourself and live healthier – you’ve decided that you will start to run. Suddenly there is a need for appropriate running footwear. What to choose? What to be careful about? And what are the main differences between manufacturers? Running shoes are very important because people differ from each other, foot shapes can be very different, some people are heavier some are lighter. Also there are many differences between man and woman. Shoes also have their purpose, some are made for trail running, some for racing, others for long distance runs, etc. In this article I will explain some basics you shoud know about before you buy your first pair of running shoes.

What else should I consider before buying?

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Now that we have basically determined what type of foot we have, we need additional information. This information is the amount of training in kilometres per week, basis on which we run and runners weight. Sex is also important; although this sounds ridiculous there are obvious differences between male and female. Women have wider hips, narrower heel parts, and finally women are lighter than most of the representatives of the opposite sex, and sports shoes must be specially adapted to their needs. Also think about where you are going to run most of the time. There are big differences between trail running shoes and shoes for running on streets, running paths, etc

Differences between manufacturers and different labels

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Even among the manufacturers of sports shoes there are differences. Asics and Adidas have narrower models with low instep, Mizuno is just the opposite, wider front and a high instep. Nike has particularly strong cushioned shoes, while Salomon is specialized in so-called trail sneakers. Common to all is a wide enough assortment, in which each person can find suitable running shoes for himself. Their offer includes:

-the minimum cushioned sports shoes or “racers”,
-running shoes that provide enough stabilization and support, are designed for medium-weight runners and
-sneakers that have great cushioning are recommended in particular for heavy runners.

Different manufacturers also have different labels on their shoes, like DynaMotion Fit, Sensor Point, Gel, SpeVa, etc. This labels mark the technology built in different running shoes. Each manufacturer has its own labels and marks. Mostly these labels are used for better marketing. But there is one label I would like to mention, this is GORE-TEX technology. This is a membrane that is impermeable to moisture and it is wise to choose it, when you run of wet grass, wet environments or winter, since it doesn’t leave moisture not in one, or another other way.