In a sport like track, you use your feet for everything and you're constantly on them. It's
highly important that you take extremely good care of your feet. Loving your feet starts at
your shoes!! Bad shoes, can cause shin splints, arch problems, knee problems etc... So
basically if you're having pain in your legs, it's best to check out your shoes first!
I know that nike free runs are super cool and hip at the moment but they have extremely
thin soles, poor arch support and little to no ankle support. They don't hold your feet in
place and allow your arches to drop. Free runs are super fashionable, but it's best not to
use them for your everyday workouts.
When I go shopping for new running shoes, the first thing I look for is the shape of the shoe.
I'm generally a sprinter and don't do a lot of distance running; so I skim for a pointed toe,
the grips on the bottom of the shoe and a lightweight material. I'll take every shoe that
matches my criteria and I'll ask for my size. Sometimes I get up to 7 pairs of shoes to try
on!! It may come off as annoying to the workers but it's important that you take super good
care of your body and this is one of the precautionary steps to do so. When I'm trying on
my shoes, I make sure that they don't feel too clunky, they feel nice and snug, and that they
maintain my arch in its place. So if any shoe doesn't feel right
I'll just eliminate it from my group of potential shoes! I'll
usually come down to a pair of 2 or 3 shoes and at this point
they all kinda feel the same so I take a quick jog around the
store to see how they feel in action. This is usually the
deciding step that allows me to choose my shoes!
I currently have a pair of Glycerin Brooks with Super Feet
insoles since my arches weren't doing so hot with my old and
worn out asics. After a season of running, your shoes take on
quite a lot of damage, so its best to get a new pair about
wvery season. Keep your body in tip top shape by starting
from the bottom up!
I really love these shoes since they were such a big upgrade from my old pair of shoes.
The soles are super soft and cushioned but are still super light and easy to run with! My
SuperFeet insoles enhance the already great support that this shoe gives. When your feet
are happy and painless it's alot easier for you to be happy when you're running!!
Other lightweight shoes with great support that I recommend:
1. Saucony Guide 7
2. Adidas Supernova Glide 6 Boost
3. Asics Gel Excite 2