How to choose a pair of running shoes for yourself?
- Jan 29, 2018 -

How to choose a pair of running shoes for yourself?



Why do I need a pair of running shoes?



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I believe many begin aerobic exercise are not trained athletes, physical fitness is also general, but running, playing badminton, etc. are the same purpose: to exercise. Take running as an example, why do we need a pair of running shoes, the following is a runner's personal experience.


When Chen started running, wearing a pair of ordinary sports shoes, the first day of running even one kilometer can not run down. Within half a month, the jogging distance increased rapidly, and the second week could reach about 3 km. At this time he began to appear injury, right knee outside the knee a painful unbearable. He found a check on the Internet, jogging, no matter how slow the run, will have a dramatic impact on the knee. Impact force is about 3-5 times the weight, these impulses are mainly absorbed by the cartilage of the knee. Taking a person with a body weight of 70KG as an example, the impact on the knees when running is about 310KG.

We run to exercise, not to let the body finish faster. Running shoes is not to make you run faster, not to let you impact the world record, is to allow you to run when running without injury, instead of absorbing the knee to protect the bones. This is the meaning of running shoes.



How to choose running shoes?


Running shoes manufacturers have been upgrading, may recommend a model today, tomorrow when you buy it has been discontinued, the replacement of the new model may be more suitable for you, but how do you know? Fishing, now widely circulated online is a senior Ma You finishing the "Red Book", which for the introduction of various brand running shoes, weight-foot shoes, buy cheats, brand shoe size control in detail.

According to the author of "Born to Run", foot varus and foot rollover running shoes do little to endurance run and may even increase the chances of suffering from plantar fasciitis and increase the probability of long-distance running injury. The book authors do not recommend wearing high-end running shoes, including running shoes with foot varus correction, it is recommended to use thin-bottomed shoes for endurance run, at the same time have a good running position.


So how to determine whether they are foot varus, valgus or normal? Look at the running shoe soles (to the right foot as an example), according to the different parts of the prompts to select the appropriate parts of the running shoes, mainly to see the forefoot.


So, how to judge whether they are high arch, low arch or normal arch? Take a newspaper and a plate of water (left foot, for example), step on the water and then walked from the newspaper, according to the following figure judgment.

In this regard, each brand of shoes have different understanding and coping strategies. Can try to go to its official website, have the corresponding test analysis.