Although we know that sport gives a lot of benefits to our health, not all of us practice it regularly. If we’re too lazy to do some sports, how about starting the healthy habit with running? Running is a simple kind of sports because you just need to put on your comfortable clothes, running shoes and you’re ready to go. Anyway, choosing the right running shoes is not that easy. So, here are some tips that might help you when you go shopping for a pair:
1. Different kinds of sport need different shoes.
In this case, make sure the shoes you’re going to buy are designed as running shoes. Wrong type of trainers or sport shoes may cause serious back, knee, leg and even toe pain. Mike O’Neill, from The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists said to www.nhs.uk that “Unfortunately, 65% of the UK’s recreational sportsmen and women wear the wrong shoes for their chosen sport. Trainers are the most important piece of fitness equipment you’ll ever buy, and changing what you wear on your feet can prevent injuries.”
2. Make sure you know your correct shoe size.
Are you very sure with your shoe size? Even if you already know your size, I suggest you to measure the length and the width of your feet because all the benefits of the shoes will mean nothing if you wear the wrong size. The result will be reliable with professional measuring device called Brannock device. In many sports outlets or shoe retailers, Brannock device is provided to help the customers examining their feet size. So, don’t hesitate to ask the salesperson to help you using the device. If you find other feet size are bigger than the other, go buy the larger size of shoes.
3. Get to know your feet type
After you’re done with feet length and width measurement, it is also important to know your feet type. You might be wondering what’s so important with feet arch shape? Feet arch shape affects how your feet roll while running. The correct running shoes will reduce the stress of running impact.
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Feet type is determined by its arch shape and it is categorized into three different type: high arch, normal arch and flat-footed. You can also ask for salesperson assistance to examine your feet arch shape. Before buying a new pair of running shoes, ask complete specification of the shoes and don’t forget to ask whether the shoes suit your feet arch shape.
Here I give an example of correct running shoes for specific feet condition:
Nike LunarGlide +3 for women
It is an eye-catching comfortable running shoes, Nike LunarGlide +3. The product is suitable for those who have flat-footed and normal arch shape. The product specification states that it is designed for mild and moderate overpronator, the conditions resulted from flat footed and normal arch shape. Nike LunarGlide +3 is great in providing stability in a smooth ride, an important aspect for such type of feet. In addition, Nike LunnarGlide +3 also gives arch support that wraps around the foot for a secure fit and completed with Lunarlon cushioning for miles of comfort.
As the plus point, the appearance of Nike LunarGlide +3 is quite attractive to kick up your mood for running. Pink and blue details on women version of Nike LunarGlide +3 are really something that make the shoes look adorable. Interestingly, it’s also made of reflective elements to enhance visibility in low light. If you want to see the shoes and try the comfort of wearing them, nothing else you should do beside heading to the nearest sports outlet or Nike store. Nike LunarGlide +3 costs around Rp 1.2 million/pair.