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How To Choose A Running Shoe | What Are The Best Shoes For You?

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when it comes to buying a pair of
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running shoes it can sometimes seem as
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tricky as buying something bigger like a
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bike for instance and I mean I don’t
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blame you you’re gonna be spending a lot
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of time in these so it’s important that
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they’re right for you so today I thought
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I’d run through a few tips on how to
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select the running shoe what type you
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should wear and when firstly what works
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for one runner may not necessarily work
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for another
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so don’t aimlessly head out and buy a
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pair of running shoes just because you
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like the look of them or your friend has
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recommended them to you the best thing
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you can do is head to your local running
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store to have your gait analyzed or if
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you have a pair of well used running
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shoes you can check the wear patterns on
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the soles to see how you pronate and
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what shoes are suited to you so there
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are three main types of pronation we
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have a neutral over pronate and supinate
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so here we’re going to start with
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neutral and what you’re looking for here
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is more centralized wear down the middle
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of the ball of the foot and it’s
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actually considered the most by
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mechanically sound as everything tracks
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and rolls through in a straight and
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forward motion now on to over pronation
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and you can identify this with slightly
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more wear down the inside edge of the
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shoe and don’t worry if this is you
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because it’s very common and it’s quite
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often caused by the arch of the foot
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collapsing in or in some cases even
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being flat-footed and in turn this ends
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up leading to this rolling in motion as
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you run if you find you have slightly
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more wear down the outer edge of the
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shoe it’s likely that you supinate now
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this isn’t quite so common but it’s
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generally caused by having a high arch
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which means you have a particularly
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defined and rigid arch which causes you
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to roll through and off on the outer
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edge of your shoe
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if you didn’t already know how you
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pronated hopefully you do now so let’s
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take a look at the different types of
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shoes to suit those types of pronation
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so let’s start with a neutral shoe which
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is obviously designed for neutral
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runners but also for supinating runners
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it provides a bit of shock absorption
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and a little medial support so they’re
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essentially designed to roll through in
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a nice neutral motion and if you do
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supernate these won’t add any more
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unnecessary control or stability now for
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a stability shoe that’s for someone that
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over pronates now these normally
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includes a firm area around the arch
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site for support and to provide higher
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stability to control the motion of the
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foot as it rolls through now if you have
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quite severe over pronation or flat feet
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you want something with slightly greater
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control to stop the arch from collapsing
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so much such as a motion control shoe
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which is essentially a beefed-up version
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of our stability shoe and it just simply
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provides a little bit more support
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around the arch area other than the
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color
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the main difference you’ll notice with
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these two shoes is the amount of
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cushioning one is super well cushioned
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whilst the other is a lot more minimal
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and when we pop them on the scales
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there’s a whopping 174 grams difference
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pursue that’s a total of three hundred
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and forty-eight grams for the pair which
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is almost twice as heavy so when would
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you wear each type of shoe the well
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cushion shoe is great for absorbing
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impacts perfect for your everyday
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training moles now they are a bit
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heavier but they do help to keep you
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injury free and in one piece now the
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more minimal shoe is actually a
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lightweight racing flat now in the same
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way that you might put some fast arrow
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wheels onto your bike for race you may
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want to pull out some lightweight
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running shoes to give you that edge on
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race day as well when you consider
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carrying something like an extra 174
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grams per foot over the course of a 5k
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10k or more that really begins to add up
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and to put this into perspective and use
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an example an elite runner with a
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cadence of 180 steps per minute runs a
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30 minute dead 10k that’s around 5,400
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steps throughout their whole race now
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that’s a lot of steps to be carrying
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that extra weight through so if you do
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fancy trying to get that edge and buy
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some race flats most brands would
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actually advise what distance if their
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shoes designed for now a 5 to 10 case
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you will have a lot less cushioning than
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something like a marathon shoe that said
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shoes do differ from running to runner
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and some people may want to do a 5k in
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something more cushioned like a marathon
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shoe whilst others might be able to get
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away with something less cushioned for a
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marathon for instance so it really does
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come down to what works for you
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whilst they can sometimes seem like a
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big investment don’t make the mistake of
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trying to get your money’s worth to the
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point that your toes are poking out at
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the ends if you’re running them view on
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their life expectancy you could be
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limiting your performance or even
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risking injury over time they begin to
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lose their cushioning meaning you begin
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to absorb the impact more and generally
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shoes have around 300 to 400 miles in
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them and the light of the shoe often the
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less that is so for something like a
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race flat that’s probably about one
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season of regular triathlon racing
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before you need to replace them road
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shoes are great but if you’ve ever tried
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venturing off-road in them you’ll
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probably have noticed a significant lack
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of grip now I’ve tried a few times and
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ended up face-planting the mud now
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that’s because they’re designed for flat
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smooth surfaces and groomed trails not
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really for loose slippy surfaces or mud
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as I’ve found out so that’s where the
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trail shoe comes in like this one and
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they generally have a bit more tread and
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a slightly more jagged design to the
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sole to improve that traction and grip
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and it can have a reinforced upper to
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deal with those conditions and the
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terrain a little bit more and obviously
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these are really well suited to anyone
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doing any off-road more
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sport events there you go run issues can
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be quite complicated but hopefully that
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clears up any confusion and it helps you
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when you’re next purchasing some running
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shoes and to see more videos from global
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