As the saying goes, good horses are equipped with good saddles, but for running rookies, you need a pair of good shoes. The right pair of running shoes can provide a good protective support for your feet and knees. So how can I choose a pair of running shoes that suits me?
The first step is to start by understanding the type of foot that you land.
Are you inversion or valgus or normal foot?
There is one simple and intuitive way to judge: Find a pair of shoes that you usually wear, and see if the soles of the soles are worn inside or outside.
If it is worn on the inside, it means that you are everted (landing on the outside, off the ground from the inside)
If it is worn on the outside, it means that you are inverting (landing on the outside, leaving the ground from the outside)
The normal foot should be on the outside, and the middle palm is off the ground.
Is the owner of the shoes in the picture below turned in or out?
It can be seen that the outer side of the sole is worn more seriously, so it should be inverted.
Most of the running shoes are divided into three categories: cushioning/cushion, support/stability, and motion control. You can find out what shoes you should buy with the corresponding table.
OK, after confirming what type of running shoes you should buy, the next step is to try to try in the store~~ Especially for the small partners who like Haitao, before the order is placed on Haitao website, find a physical store offline. It is very necessary to try the model you want to buy.
After trying on the shoes, focus on the shoes from these aspects:
The heel should not feel tight. If the shoelace is loose, if your foot can slip out of the shoe, it means the shoe is the right size. Then fasten the laces and notice that the laces pass through the last hole. If you feel that there is a little space for the heel, you can. This is because, after a long period of exercise, our feet will swell, so under normal circumstances, you must leave some space for the heel when putting on your shoes.
The shoes should have a sense of wrapping on the instep, but it doesn’t matter, it feels comfortable. If you feel that your instep is crushed, you need more space.
The feet move in the shoes and can’t be pushed to the edge of the insole, which means the width is right. This way, the widest part of the foot can lift the upper to a height of almost 0.6 cm. If the upper is too narrow, you will feel the bottom of your little finger stuck to the edge of the insole.
Both feet become swollen and lengthened after running for long distances, so you must ensure that there is room for the thumb between the toe and the longest toe. When trying on shoes, tie the laces and let your friends or clerk help when you stand to see if there is enough space between the toes and the toe. After wearing the shoes, the toes should be able to freely twist up and down, and enough twisting space can protect you from toe injuries during long distance running.
Before testing the shoes, check the bending point of the soles by holding the heel and pressing the toe towards the ground. The shoes should be able to bend and the curvature can fit the curvature of your sole. Curved curvature of the unfitted sole can cause arch pain and plantar fasciitis, and insufficient elasticity of the sole can cause sprained calf.
When you try to wear shoes, you can’t walk or stand still. You should run a few steps quickly to see if the shoes are comfortable to wear. This is very important.
Common mistakes in buying shoes:
1. Visit the value neglect function.
Fashion, beauty is important but still under the premise that functionality is guaranteed and suitable for you. Simply pursuing the appearance and buying shoes that are not suitable for you may also hurt your knees and feet.
2. Shoes are just bought
This problem is especially common in female runners, because they feel that when they buy a bigger shoe, they will look bigger and less beautiful. For running shoes, as mentioned in the above, you must consider that you have enough space for your feet when you buy, because the feet will become more up after running for a long time. If the shoes are bought just right, wait for the actual exercise. When you wear it, you will feel squeezed feet, and it is easy to make blisters or even black nails.
3. Buy shoes at the wrong time of the day
The size of each person’s feet varies from day to day. 4, 5 pm is the biggest time for the feet, so you should pick this time to buy shoes. If you buy shoes in the morning, you may feel that you are wearing a small dress in the afternoon.
4. Think shoe size is common to all shoes
You Nike wears No. 8 shoes, not necessarily New Balance, but also wear No. 8. Different brands of shoe sizes may be different. Because each brand produces different processes for making shoes, the shoe lasts are different. So don’t assume that you can wear it, try try try, try on.
These opinions hope to help everyone. I hope everyone can pick the best pair of boots for themselves!