Tag: running shoes

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 »

Nike’s fastest running shoes may actually help you run faster; but will it be legal to race in them?

Nike’s fastest running shoes may actually help you run faster; but will it be legal to race in them? The running shoe business is quite competitive.  Whoever designs the next shoe that can help you run faster while reducing injuries is likely to have a marketplace winner. Nike’s hype machine was promoting the fact that Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya broke the two-hour marathon barrier this past October with a time of 1:59:40 in a park in Vienna. The previous record was 2:02:57 by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014 who ran in the Addidas boost shoe which was reported by Runners Read More »

The best running shoes you can buy in 2019 according to Runners World.

The best running shoes you can buy in 2019 according to Runners World. If you are in the market for new running shoes, some new and notable designs are now available from manufacturers such as Hoka, Saucony, New Balance to name a few. Designs are changing, as the competitive market place responds to new boutique manufacturers entering the market with fresh ideas on how to design a running shoe.  Some manufacturers such as Hoka, known for their deep pocket design have been purchased by larger companies such as Deckers, which may be why you can now find them in the Read More »