Tag: running shoes

Supply chains are affecting your next running shoe purchase. Are all the companies trying to design the next Hoka shoe?

Supply chains are affecting your next running shoe purchase. Are all the companies trying to design the next Hoka shoe? Looking to lease that next car; good luck.   Buying that new couch on display; good luck.  Do you want to buy that new running shoe; you may need some luck as well. Even my newest guitar pedal from Boss is delayed for four months. Last week I spoke with Rob at Runners High in Metuchen while dropping off some brochures at the store.   We spent an hour discussing how the running shoe industry is performing, what is new in the Read More »

Can running shoes make your knees hurt? Check out the newest research.

Can running shoes make your knees hurt? Check out the newest research. A dozen years ago running shoe manufacturers developed shoes that were labeled for the number of millimeters the heels were held off the ground.  Barefoot running was the rage and many people were adopting negative heel, flat heel, or regular heel running shoes.    The choices were confusing for the general public and runners were developing knee, hip, calf, and foot pain if they chose the wrong shoe for their body style. Some who did not ease themselves into a barefoot running shoe such as the Vibram 5 Read More »

Are running shoes the cause of running injuries or a way to prevent them?

Are running shoes the cause of running injuries or a way to prevent them? If you ask most runners, they usually have shoe preferences.   Once they find a shoe they like and can rely on for training, many will look to buy that same shoe year after year.   Unfortunately, manufacturers often refresh their lines yearly which for some runners is stressful if their favorite shoe is being discontinued. Does their shoe help them prevent injury? If you asked those who prefer barefoot or minimalist running, they believe shoes are the problem and they weaken the feet.  The minimalist craze a Read More »

Which are the best running shoes for flat feet?

Which are the best running shoes for flat feet? If you have flat feet, you require a different style of shoe to keep your feet from becoming painful.   You may wonder which are the best running shoes for flat feet. Most articles will offer you one size fits all advice, but truthfully, one size or style does not fit all.  If you have feet that are severely flat and overpronated, you may require different support than someone with a moderate flat foot. The purpose of the shoe is to help you navigate the terrain while reducing shock from the ground.  Read More »

Expensive running shoes; are they worth the cost?

Expensive running shoes; are they worth the cost? Every year running shoe companies are developing new shoes that are supposed to help us avoid injuries, run faster and look better when we are running. Part fashion, part utility, if you run, you want the latest and greatest shoe according to most shoe companies. Many athletes are cautious if not superstitious and do not like changes including new models that are replacing the older designs. A recent example of this was Brook who totally redesigned the Adrenalin shoe with a redesigned model.  So far, the shoe is selling well which has Read More »