Comfort vs Style vs Price

Shoes are the main tools which you employ for running, for having a good and comfortable run; you require proper tools which suit your requirements. The most significant factor which you need to know while looking for the most perfect pair of shoes for yourself is your shoe-type. There are a number of shoe-types which are available in the market including the Motion controlled shoes, cushioned shoe type, performing training shoes, stability-shoes, racing shoes & trail shoes.

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Cushioned Shoes

The runners who require max mid-sole cushioning & minimal mid support are people who have to employ the cushioned sole shoes. It’s recommended for the runners whore bio-mechanically capable runners. This means that you do not over pronate & mid foot or fore-foot the strikers. If you’ve a very moderate to high-arch foot, then the cushioned sole shoes can be the best solution for you.

Motion Control Shoes

The advantages of such shoes include max rear-feet control as well as an additional support on medial sides of the feet. It’s best if you’re a runner and overpronate moderately. Generally most of these runners, who put on the motion controlling shoes are the ones whore big and heavy & need ample support as well as durability. You may wish to look for such shoes if you’re having some really low-arches.

Performance Training Shoes

The performance training sole shoes are meant for the runners who wish to buy light, well balanced pair of shoes which is suitable for speed-work, racing, or daily trainings. Generally the sprinters or the fast and capable runners are suited best for such type of sole shoes. Even if they over pronate in a moderate way you may also employ these pair of shoes for training & racing.

Stability Shoes

Any runner who is looking for medical help & a good mid-sole cushioning should go for the stability kind of shoes. It’s quite suitable for the runners who are Mild to Moderate over pronators, whoever needs additional assistance as well as durability.

Trail Shoes

If you’re a runner, who likes to give training on different terrains or the frequently-run off road trail pair of shoes are best as its rugged shoes having a good out-sole traction & some kind of weather as well as water-resistant features and qualities. Most pair of trail pair of shoes which are available in market is made lower to ground so that it adds some stability on the rough and rugged trails.

It is very important to be aware of the way your feet moves ahead. Knowing about the mechanics of your feet will help greatly in decreasing the chances to get injuries when you run. Even if your shoes have some really good features, it’ll be absolutely useless if it does not meet the mechanism of your feet. Generally the mechanics of foot are segregated into 3 parts, neutralized movements, over pronation as well as supination.

Neutralized movement happens when the feet turn slightly inwards when they hit ground & is known as pronation. Over pronation happens when the feet rolls inwards, arches also collapse & offer absolutely no help. Most runners whore over pronators possesses low to almost flat arch. On the other hand supination happens when the foot rolls outwards rather inwards. Such runners who are suffering from supination would generally have high and rigid arches which do not absorb the shocks well.

All these tips help people and also equip the runners with the basics of running. It will help the runners greatly when you will select your shoes.

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7 Responses to “Comfort vs Style vs Price”

  1. Sarah
    April 23, 2015 at 1:46 am #

    I always go and get fitted for the correct running shoes to match my foot, then I might buy online or get the shop to match the price.

  2. Ann Abbitz
    April 25, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    As a daily jogger, but not a marathon runner, I prefer the performance training shoes. I do not like the heavy-soled shoes at all, I like the lightness of these performance shoes. After a long day at work, you do not feel up to putting on some heavy-feeling shoes after you’ve been on your feet all day.

  3. Brandon Woods
    April 25, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

    After I had my foot roll after first starting trail runs, I’ve since purchased trail shoes….and they have much better grip on the different terrains. Anytime I hear someone say they are starting trail runs, I tell them to make sure they get the right shoes, or the same thing that happened to me could happen to them. Very important. And the price, for me, is not a problem….I’d rather pay more for better quality.

  4. Justin Bradshaw
    April 25, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

    As a high school basketball player, I prefer to get shoes that have good cushion and good stability. Stability is most important around the ankles because of all the cuts and sudden motions that the sport requires. And obviously, cushioning is important to help alleviate the beating your feet take from the hardwood courts.

  5. Lucy Williams
    April 25, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    As a track runner in college, I must have the performance training shoes, due to the lightness of the shoes. And I add a gel insole for more cushion, but it doesn’t add too much more weight. I find these are the best for those quick, or long, runs on the track field.

  6. Wendy Atkins
    April 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    I’ve come across this article as I was doing research for shoes, as I’m new to the whole daily jogging bit. I’ve heard many different reasons why certain shoes are the best….everyone apparently is an expert. This article has given me more insight on why certain styles are better. Glad I can have more ammunition and not be run over when I go the the shoe store to buy some. Very interesting and informative.

  7. Barry
    May 20, 2015 at 4:29 am #

    Comfort is the best way to go, and will surpass style with a long run!

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