Wouldn’t you love to have the perfect body? While running, swimming and other forms of activity are important for that, so is preparing for them. Part of that is having the right type of running shoes for your needs. It’s more than just picking the first, affordable pair in the shop. Here are some tips for getting it right and making the most of your fitness routine.
Pick Running Shoes Designed for Sport
There are plenty of fashionable trainers that look like they could do the job. They can’t though.
They don’t offer the right type of support, whether you’re running, playing badminton or looking at joining a sports team. You need to find trainers that are specifically designed for the sport that you want to do.
Think About Your Insole
Do you have a high insole? Then you need a pair of running shoes that will support that. This can be hard and you may need to purchase some insoles that give you the extra support.
Not having that support will cause injury. Likewise, if you’re flat-footed, you need to do something about changing that to get your spinal alignment right.
The Way Your Run
Your running shoes need to support the way that you step, walk and run. Everyone does it differently and getting the wrong pair could lead to misalignment and troubles with your ankles.
Many sports stores now offer a machine that monitors the way that you run and suggests the best type of shoes for the right support.
The Type of Sport You’re Doing
While looking for shoes specific for sport, you need to find ones that are good for your specific sport. Running shoes are not the same as football boots or basketball shoes.
You will need to think about the type of activity or sport you will be doing and pick a pair that is best for that. There will be advisors in the store to help you choose.
Find a Pair That Fit
There’s no point getting a pair that is too small or big. Try them on and walk around the store in them.
This will help you find if they slip anywhere, are comfy or whether they could potentially cause a blister while you do your sport.
Think About Your Socks!
When trying on shoes, have the pair of socks that you would usually wear on. This will help get the perfect fit and make sure they are suitable for your needs.
If they’re not comfortable with the socks you would usually wear, they’re definitely not going to be helpful.
Stop Worrying About Price
You may have a budget but it is worth spending more. The truth is that the brands are made with quality and long-term use in mind.
You could get a pair of quality running shoes for £100 that last 10 years! If you bought a £10 pair of shoes, you’d be lucky if they lasted you the year.