Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

How to Pick the Right Pair of Running Shoes


Are you ready to start a new healthy habit of running or a seasoned runner looking to replace an old pair of shoes? Either way, it is very important to buy the right pair of shoes for you - not necessarily the ones that are the most technically advanced or on the sale rack!

At least for me, it is so tempting to hit the sale rack when I begin my search for new shoes. It kills me to spend anymore than I absolutely have to, but with running shoes, I have found, it is one thing to not spare any expense. Finding a great pair of running shoes is sure to save most people money with comfort and safety. Finding a pair for $49 does not do a lot of good if you hurt your knee the next day!

There are so many brands and styles of shoes that it's hard to know where to start when you walk into a retailer. If you're not sure where to start in the process, note the techniques listed below for finding the perfect shoe for your needs.

Find Your Foot Type:

Figure out how you run (outside of your foot, outside to inside, or straight down the middle). The easiest way to determine how you run is to look at an old pair of running shoes. If the shoe is worn on the outside of the heel and rolls inward excessively, you have a pronated foot type - the majority of the population (60%) fits into this category. You're more likely to have this foot type if you are flat footed.

If you have high arches, your foot is rigid and doesn't pronate (roll inward) so there is not an effective shock absorber. Roughly 30% of the population has high-arched or supinated foot types.

If you land on the outside of your heel and roll inward slightly to absorb shock, you are of normal weight, you are considered the most sound (biomechanically) runner. Only about 10% of the population has neutral/ideal feet.

Tips for Your Trip to the Shoe Store:

  • Examine your old shoes for tread wear.
  • Socks are important. Wear your running socks when you try on.
  • If your feet are different sizes, buy for the larger one.
  • Shoes with better breathability will help curb sweating.
  • Grooves in the sole offer more flexibility.
  • Flat feet need support rather than flexibility.
  • If you tend to overpronate, look for shoes that will lace higher up so you can better customize the fit of the shoe.
  • Shoe should feel comfortable right way - they don't need to be broken in.

When to Buy New Running Shoes:

  • Look at the soles. If they are worn out or very unevenly worn it is time for a new pair.
  • If you've traveled roughly 400-500 miles on your treadmill or it's been six months, it is time for a new pair. Remember, if you are wearing your shoes for other activities, those miles count too!

What questions should the salespeople ask?

  • How long have you been running?
  • How much mileage are you doing per week?
  • Are you training for a particular event?
  • Where do you do most of your running?
  • How much do you weigh?
  • Are you aware of any foot problems?

Make sure that your shoes fit properly, below are some tips to help:

  • Check for adequate room at the toebox by pressing your thumb onto the shoe just above the longest toe. Thumb should fit between the end of the toe and the top of the shoe.
  • There should be adequate room in the widest part of foot. The shoe shouldn't be tight and your foot shouldn't slide around.
  • You heel should fit snugly against back of shoe without sliding up and down when running.
  • Run around in the store - try on a hard surface, not just on the carpet to get a true feeling on how the shoe will react outside.

Simple solutions will get your running. The more you know about your feet and what activities you will be partaking in, the more prepared you will be to find the right pair of shoes. Shoes are important for the health of your feet, but for the rest of your bones and joints as well.

Robb Ksiazek is an author and web publisher writing about mind, body, and soul for Body-Mass-Index-4U.com. He believes that our bodies have the power to heal themselves, we just need to allow them.


MORE RESOURCES:

TIME

This Vitamin May Be Behind Your Acne Problems
TIME
Vitamin B12 is notably found in beef, dairy, and some fish. It's been used to improve memory and combat anemia. Now, according to a study just published in Science Translational Medicine and as reported on the Verge, it may be linked to acne. It's ...
Excessive Vitamin B12 May Result In Acne Breakouts: StudyInternational Business Times
Acne problem? Stay away from vitamin B12 supplementsHindustan Times
Vitamin B12 study hints at a molecular mechanism for acne pathogenesisThe Pharmaceutical Journal
South China Morning Post (subscription) -Newser -NEWS.com.au
all 21 news articles »


The Independent

Adult acne: Causes, myths and treatments
The Independent
Unfortunately for women, many of the triggers of adult acne are hormone related. Fluctuations during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and around the menopause have all been linked to acne. Women who suffer with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are ...
The Ultimate Guide to Clear Skin—Once and for AllMarieClaire.com (blog)

all 2 news articles »


ChristianToday

Acne treatment: Decreasing vitamin B12 supplements can help reduce acne ...
ChristianToday
Vitamin B12 may help improve brain, blood and nerve function but it can also cause a person to breakout. A study conducted by UCLA researchers showed that vitamin B12 alters the behavior of bacteria that causes acne, resulting in acne breakouts.

and more »


Help available for adult acne
Baltimore Sun (blog)
Acne is one of the most common problems that send people to the dermatologist, and it's not always young people coming through the door, according to Dr. Angela Peterman, Anne Arundel Medical Center dermatologist. Adult acne isn't uncommon, and ...



Acne and Wrinkles: The Two-Stage Life Overlap That Just Doesn't Seem Fair
Huffington Post
I'd like to file a complaint, if possible. I guess it should go to the Department of Getting Older, should such a thing exist. See, it offends me deeply on a personal level that I have to buy products to stop both acne and wrinkles. It seems to me that ...



Style.com

Acne Studios
Style.com
Jonny Johansson indulged his personal passions as he went about gestating this Acne collection. It started with his growing yen for surfing, an intoxication stirred on the wind-raised waves near his summer house, which formerly belonged to Ingmar Bergman.

and more »


Cosmopolitan UK

This powerful acne video may move you to tears
Cosmopolitan UK
Titled '#Youlookdisgusting', the viewer gets to see the horrendous comments made about her skin, something her makeup tutorials often focus on, empowering others with acne to find confidence. "Her face is so ugly" and "revolting" is just some of the ...
'You look disgusting' - model with acne makes film of comments left on her blogLondon24
VIDEO: #YouLookDisgusting message about acne and beauty goes viralBreakingNews.ie
Woman Gets Trolled For Acne YouTube Tutorials, Rises Above Them In ...Huffington Post UK
POPSUGAR -Metro
all 9 news articles »


Acne Studios Men's RTW Spring 2016
WWD
Acne Studios creative director Jonny Johansson cast his 11-year-old son, Frasse, as the sole model in his fall women's campaign for Acne Studios. He continued the gender blurring with his spring men's wear, his toothpick models lurching on their ...



Fox News

Vitamin B 12 modulates the transcriptome of the skin microbiota in acne ...
Science Magazine
Various diseases have been linked to the human microbiota, but the underlying molecular mechanisms of the microbiota in disease pathogenesis are often poorly understood. Using acne as a disease model, we aimed to understand the molecular response ...
Study provides evidence on vitamin B12 and acne linkFox News
Vitamin B12 screws with your skin bacteria and could cause acneThe Verge
The B-Vitamin That May Boost AcneWTOP
Yahoo News UK -WebMD
all 115 news articles »


Hollywood Life

How To Get Rid Of Acne — 20 Products For National Acne Month
Hollywood Life
If you've been blessed with acne-free skin, you probably take for granted what the rest of us seemingly dedicate our lives trying to achieve — a clear, even skin tone. For those of us who do suffer from acne (an estimated 80% of people according to ...
8 Unexpected Causes Of Acne, Because Sometimes The Problem Is More ...Bustle
Acne, scar treatment highlights from World Congress of DermatologyHealio

all 4 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.