How to choose your running shoes?
The only way to know whether the shoes are suitable or not is to try them on, especially the running shoes. A pair of suitable running shoes will make you enjoy running better and experience the freedom of running. Since running shoes are so important for not only running but also lives, it’s necessary to spend time to choose the running shoes which are perfect for you. But how should we choose our running shoes online? Here are some ideas on how to choose a perfect running shoes.
1. Where do you prefer to run?
It’s obviously that different surfaces require different kinds of running shoes. Ideally, plastic track is the most ideal runway. Its elasticity is much higher than that of dirt road or other runways. It can cushion the impact of the ground on the body and reduce the injury of feet and knee joints. Therefore, the normal running shoes can satisfy the requirement of plastic runway running.
The soil road is moderately soft and hard, and will not cause impact on the body. It is a good natural runway, but the ground is bumpy. Just like the plastic track, the normal choice of running shoes can meet the requirement. But the running shoes easily get dirty on the soil road, it’s better to choose a darker color of running shoes.
Asphalt road and cement road are believed to be the two kinds of ground that most runners often choose. Both of them belong to the hard ground. Too long distance running on these two kinds of surfaces are easy to accumulate pressure and cause injury. Therefore, the requirements for choosing running shoes should be higher.
2. How much stability you would like to experience?
During normal running, people's heels and toes are on the same line, so this kind of pronation can choose any kind of running shoes, and they can choose their running shoes according to their own needs.
However, underpronation will put pressure on the outer toes, and the force is also concentrated on the heel and the outside of the feet. This kind of situation is more likely to appear in people with talipes cavus. It is recommended that this kind of runner should choose running shoes with better cushioning performance.
Different from underpronation, overpronation will put pressure on the big toe and the second toe, which may lead to pain symptoms in tibia, ankle, arch, toe and sole. This situation is more likely to appear in people with flat feet. It’s better to choose the running shoes with better stability.
3. What is your running distance?
Different running distances require for different running shoes, which is closely related to the material of running shoes. General entry-level running shoes, a single run distance of general entry-level running shoes should not exceed 5 km; a single run distance of practical running shoes should not exceed 10 km. Knowing your running distance will help you to better decide your running shoes. Considering the impact of the material for the running shoes, Xtep provide wide range of materials to meet our customers’ need.