Ever experienced the following scenario? You are running, and suddenly slip and fall. You may blame the slippery road, or you suddenly do not focus on the work deadlines in the office. But wait a minute. Look at the condition of your running shoes. Using the wrong running shoes can also be the cause of your fall and injury while running. How come? So, how to choose the right running shoes?
Most people choose shoes based on price or appearance, but as a runner you should pay attention to more aspects of it. There are two things to consider when choosing runners choice shoes, that is the running track and the way you run.
- What is your running track like?
The types of running shoes based on the running tracks are divided into 3 subcategories: road-running shoes, trail-running shoes, and cross-training shoes. Road-running shoes apply to runners who usually run in the streets, sidewalks, or maybe on any flat and hard surface. Imagine running in urban areas, whether it’s on a city park run track near the house or along the asphalt road.
If you like to run on tracks up and down a hill full of rocks, mud or roots, the running shoes you should be using are trail-running shoes that can provide extra stability and extra protection for the feet in the face of more extreme paths. Finally, cross-training shoes are designed for gym users or Cross fit training. So, the first suggestion is to pay attention to where you will run.
- What kind of way do you run?
Discussing how to run everyone will be a little tricky. In general there are three types of running mechanisms that run with the shape of the sole of the foot, namely normal pronation, pronasi excess, and less pronasi. Pronasi is a term for foot movements that paddle into the running
The sole of an excess pronation (flat sole) tends to bend more deeply than the other, therefore the inner edges of the shoe get worse and thinner. This condition is marked with both feet pointing out on stand – imagine the letter “V”. The opposite occurs in less pronation, which makes both feet “bud” into imagine “V” upside down. An abnormal shape of the sole of the foot usually causes pain when running. So, when choosing running shoes consider also your running style.