Running, in all its forms, is catching on in every sense. It is now a real trend, some people use it to train and be better at other sports, some run to keep fit and some make it a philosophy of life.
It’s hard to find a more essential sport than running, all it takes is a pair of shoes and that’s it! That’s the reason why knowing how to choose shoes (and soles) is just as important as knowing how to train correctly to avoid injury.
Let’s see together how to choose the right running shoe for you!
A running shoe must first and foremost be comfortable
Everyone has a unique foot shape and history, so a shoe that I find perfect may be terribly uncomfortable for you. In any case, there are some common characteristics that make a good shoe: lightness, breathability, and the ability to absorb impact with every stride.
Choosing soles and shoes according to running terrain
What to look for according to running terrain: if your running is mainly on tarmac, a smooth sole with grooves and a sufficiently hard tread is best, for less wear and therefore more consistent performance over time. When running in the city, the shoe should be more breathable and not require any special reinforcement in the upper tomaia.
At the opposite extreme, a trail shoe is suitable for running on unpaved ground: in this case the terrain is softer, but the roughness and therefore the possible pressure points on the sole of the foot increase. The need for good grip is essential for running in a relaxed manner and for maintaining correct running technique.
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