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Have you ever been influenced to buy running shoes because of an advertisement? Well, that has happened to most of us at one time or another; buying into the hype. However, you must be aware that there is no one-size-fits-all shoe in the market simply because of the different shapes of feet and their biomechanics. So how would you know what type of running shoes are right for you?
The design of a running shoe basically divides it into two main components; the shoe upper and the sole unit. The shoe upper is where you put your foot in including the laces. The sole unit is made up of the midsole and the outsole. These two components are made separately and glued together to finish the production process.
The shoe upper provides the fit, comfort, soundness, and performance while the sole unit delivers the cuhsioning, motion control, and stability especially in the midsole portion. In running, shock absorption plays a huge role in protecting your foot from injury and the midsole takes the brunt of this impact. This should give you an idea on how to choose your running shoes.
One of the best ways to find the right type of running shoes is to know what type of runner you are. There are basically 3 types of runner:
The difference among these types of running shoes can be found mostly in the midsole.
Choosing the right running shoes for you can also be based on the focus of its design. Shoe designs would normally focus on the following:
Bottom line is that when choosing the right type of running shoes, you should consider what feels the best for you. When you wear it, does it feel like a part of your foot? Expert advice can help you find the right one for the natural shape and biomechanics of your foot.
Call to Foot Solutions UK today & let us help you choose the right running shoe for your foot type & running style.