7 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT BUYING RUNNING SHOES!

Mar 20, 2019 | Uncategorized

Ever heard of pronation type? This is the term for how your foot rolls when you walk and run. Determining this can help identify the areas in which your foot needs more support. [2]

If you love fashion you might be tempted to judge your shoe by its looks…but could you really deal glitter bombs and flashing lights as you run? When buying running shoes think ‘feel’ and fit.

Where will you be using this shoe? Will you be hitting the road, running on a built track or on a trail? All of these scenarios require different kinds of shoes. [2]

Time, in case you weren’t aware, the time at which you buy your running shoes is also a factor. Experts say that your feet start swelling in the morning and don’t stop until 4 pm in the afternoon! So try to measure your feet or buy your shoes in the evening for the correct size. [1]

Make sure there is at least a thumb’s length between your big toe and the end of your shoe for comfort. [1]

There should barely be or no slipping at the heel. [1]

Weight? Yes! Your weight and that of the shoe matters. If you are a heavier runner, you may need a shoe with more support and if you will be running for many kilometers the lighter shoe the better. [3]

Sources:
Allyn, M. (2018) ‘6 Tips To Buying The Right Running shoes’. Available at:
https://www.runnersworld.co.za/gear/how-to-buy-the-rightrunning-shoes/
(Accessed 17 June 2018) [1]

Asics (2013) ‘Finding The Right Fit: A Guide To Running Shoes’. Available at:
https://www.asics.com/za/en-za/blog/article/finding-the-right-fit-aguide-to-running-shoes
(Accessed 17 June 2018) [2]

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