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To run, choosing the right pair of shoes is the key!
- Feb 14, 2019 -

Running enthusiasts need a pair of good running shoes is self-evident, but often many start-up runners face a lot of running shoes brands and running shoes models, feel overwhelmed, asked a lot of people, may also have their own I also experienced this period of utter disappointment. I hope to share my experience in the past few years and give the novices a shortcut. Only choose the right ones, not the most expensive ones, and help everyone pick the right one for the quickest and simplest. Running shoes. This article is aimed at the entry-level jogger for the purpose of healthy living (generally the speed of 5 minutes / km, the instantaneous speed of 12 km / h or less), if it is lightweight, barefoot, competitive, racing, off-road, outdoor hiking Shoes are not in the scope of discussion.


The first move, figure out what kind of foot shape you are?

Buy running shoes first to figure out your own foot shape, in general, the foot type is divided into two types, valgus and inversion.

Eversion refers to the high arch of the foot, the forefoot of the sole worn on the day (note, the forefoot, not the heel) is worn out on the outside (near the little toes). Suitable for this type of running shoes, yaseshi called buffer, Mizuno called neutral, New Balance called shock absorber. If it is a low arch, the inner side of the forefoot (near the big toe) worn on the soles of the everyday wear is more inversion, this type of running shoes, yaseshi called shock absorber, Mizuno called support, New Balance called support Shock absorbers. Feel good to remember, the matrix table below can help you quickly understand and position.


Analysis of the process of inversion and eversion:

Body Buffering Stage: The process of absorbing energy from the touch of the foot to the center of gravity of the body through the process directly above the foot, from the phase of the foot touch to the middle of the support phase. The most important means of cushioning these impacts by joints and muscles is pronation. The so-called pronation is the valgus. In other words, when the pressure is excessive from the outer side of the heel to the front side of the foot, the "foot rotation", due to the angle of the ankle anatomical function, causes the toe to rotate - the abduction of the sole - to promote the internal rotation of the calf and knee joint, so Proper pre-rotation is beneficial for reducing impact, while excessive pronation causes the ankle to produce more torsional forces and increase knee and hip pressure. Therefore, pre-rotation is a normal phenomenon. Problems occur when excessive pronation. The sign is arch pain. The inside of the running shoe is more worn than the outside, the design of the heel pressure collapses, and the lower side of the ankle is painful.

Runners with high insteps or high arches, these runners are generally stiffer and less flexible, and less prone to pronation. This type of foot has poor ability to absorb ground reaction forces. Buffer-type running shoes can solve this type of shoes. Runner's problem.

On the contrary, runners with low arches are more likely to have excessive pronation. It is generally recommended to wear "control sports" running shoes.

Inverted shoes, the manufacturer will put some hard rubber in the inner arch of the shoe to help correct the excessive pronation before landing, while the outer swing shoes need to be more cushioned on the outside, absorb the impact when landing .


If you make the wrong foot type and buy the wrong shoes, you will only let yourself run more and more hurt, so figuring out the foot shape is the most crucial step in selecting running shoes. Some people may ask, is there a normal foot type that has neither varus nor valgus? The answer is yes. Such foot type, inversion and eversion can be tried. It is best to try a variety of inside and outside shoes in the store, and take a few more steps.

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