It must be added that experts do not agree on the necessity of shoes, because according to some, running barefoot is even healthier than running with shoes. It was this idea that led to the birth of barefoot footwear, i.e. footwear that imitates the experience of walking barefoot, but at the same time protects your feet from various health and hygiene hazards that you can encounter on city sidewalks.
According to the surface
Each type of running shoe is designed for a specific surface to help you run at your best. Choosing the right shoes can make a big difference to your running experience.
On the road – If you run mostly on hard surfaces like asphalt or concrete, road running shoes with more cushioning will be best for you, which absorb shock and reduce foot stress and risk of injury.
To forest – But if you mainly run in nature on soft trails, trail running shoes with a deeper pattern that provide better grip and ankle support will be the most suitable for you.
Both when – When you combine running on both hard and soft surfaces and neither dominates, hybrid running shoes that combine the benefits of road and trail shoes will be the ideal choice for you.
According to the length of the route
There are three basic categories of running shoes that are designed depending on the length of the course and the style of running.
For the longest training session
Bulky shoes are suitable for runners who run long distances and need a high level of cushioning.
Competitors make sacrifices
Race shoes are designed for racers and are light and tough with minimal cushioning. Beginners would suffer in racing shoes.
Softer but light
Tempo shoes are for running short training sessions and long races and are a cross between bulk and race shoes. They are ideal for those who are new to racing.
Choose the bigger one
The feet need enough space when running so that the toes can spread freely. That’s why you shouldn’t be satisfied with the first shoes you try on in the store and they fit you. They must not push in any direction and during any movement. “It’s important to take your time and try until you find the right pair in which you feel comfortable. The shoes must not push you anywhere, so it is good to choose them half or even a full size larger than you normally wear. recommends Aryna Levchenko of Xero Shoes.
Centenary marathon runner
Don’t you believe that everyone can run? Briton Fauja Singh (112) only started marathons when he was widowed, at the age of 89. 12 years ago he became the first centenarian to complete this run. He hung up his career as a marathon runner when he was 103 years old.