When it comes to choosing the right kind of shoes, many people are attracted to the new models launched on the market.
However, it is not enough to look at the brand. You need to consider, first of all, the characteristics of the sport you want to do and what results you want to achieve.
Choosing the correct footwear for training is very often underestimated, without actually considering the very important role it plays in cushioning the impact with the ground, thus protecting both the joints and the back.
The purchase of footwear should be based on three criteria: the discipline practiced, the frequency of training and the conformation of the feet.
Sports shoes: what features to consider when choosing
Almost all technical footwear is equipped with air or gel shock absorbers and stabilizing inserts. In some cases, it may be necessary to seek advice from a podiatrist or trainer.
In general, for an informed purchase it is important to take into consideration:
• body weight;
• the location of the workout (indoor, outdoor, hiking);
• the plantar support;
• the sport you decide to play.
Running, fitness, tennis, trekking: which shoes to choose?
The first items on the list are purely subjective, while the choice of the sport one wants to practice identifies specific characteristics, for example:
Running shoes: have a structure that provides stability and better cushioning especially in the back of the foot.
Fitness shoes: are lighter and are structured to protect the ankle during lateral movements. The front part is more reinforced because in this type of sport the most stressed part is precisely the forefoot.
The tennis shoes: they have a special sole that ensures high grip on the ground and stability despite continuous movement.
Trekking shoes: they ensure excellent grip to the ground, are waterproof and provide great stability for feet and ankles.
It can be said that each type of sports practice “demands” a specific footwear, which should be carefully considered.
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