Tag: running shoes

Are highly cushioned running shoes causing more running impact injuries?

Are highly cushioned running shoes causing more running impact injuries? Training and repetitive running regimens are often blamed for running injuries.  In response to this, running shoe companies have developed many designs that increase cushioning or spread out the point of impact. Shoes like the Hoka brand do this effectively. Other shoes are designed to have you strike the ground with your mid foot, since a mid foot stride is considered less stressful on the legs, and helps you distribute shock from the ground up better.  Others have developed a more minimalist approach to running with shoes that offer a Read More »

5 Signs You’re Wearing the Wrong Shoes for Running, a guest post

5 Signs You’re Wearing the Wrong Shoes for Running, a guest post Running may seem like a simple physical activity. After all, you only need to reach a certain distance in the fastest way you can—what could be the problem with that, right? One thing that people should understand is the fact that running is an art that is not that easy to master. There are lots of things that you should think about and try to learn while running—your breathing, heart rate, rest, recovery, strength training and many more. But the most important art to master is finding the Read More »

Runners World recommends the best trail running shoes for 2018.

Runners World recommends the best trail running shoes for 2018. If you run on trails, you need a shoe that is capable of uneven terrain.  It must also work with your foot and body style as well. Runners world just compiled their 13 best of list for trail shoes for 2018.  Which one do you think they picked as an Editors choice? Depending on how you run and where you run, you may want a waterproof shoe or one with a special type of tread designed for the places you typically run. Also, if you are a casual runner, you Read More »

Does the cushioning in running shoes prevent injuries, or are they using a myth to sell us their next shoe?

Does the cushioning in running shoes prevent running injuries, or are they using a myth to sell us their next shoe? If you have purchased a running shoe lately, you may notice that over the last several years, designs have changed. You may buy a certain shoe or new design because of how their cushioning may help prevent running injuries. The narrative of cushioning your impact and how they do it is selling shoes.  Some shoes do it with an air cushion (Nike), while others use a technology that increases the amount of bounce (Adidas) while others are using new Read More »

Are your running shoes the wrong size? Check out this great article.

Are your running shoes the wrong size?  Check out this great article. If you run, the proper size can prevent pain in the toes, hammer toes, blisters and even back pain.   Sizing a running shoe can be as easy as following our instructions in this video. The problem with athletic and running shoes is that they are often 1/2 to a full size different than most regular shoes, depending on the factory they were produced in.  This has resulted in many runners buying the shoes by size instead of by fit.  By watching this video, you will no longer be Read More »