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Did you know that the way your foot lands and pushes off the ground has a huge effect on the type of running shoes you need to wear? If you have any preconceived ideas as to which colour or design of footwear you’d like, they should be left at home.
Sure you’re going to have some say as to the colour or make you buy, but ultimately your decision should be based on which pair provides the right solution for you.
You can expect to pay a lot of money on the best running shoes for you and generally speaking (although not always) the more you spend, the better quality you’ll get. However they’ll be the biggest expense you’ll have so it’s worth the money if you can afford it.
Here are 3 points you’ll need to consider, I’ve broken them down in to summaries of each factor…
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Barefoot / Minimalist Runner
...not maintaining this these days..
07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race
07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)
04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )
03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)
02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20
11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40
10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)
Started running (again) May 5, 2010
Aficionado - this is the second post I've read where your advice is just flat out wrong. Maybe you want to find a new forum where you're not misleading people?
Just a thought.
Jason, I find your comment way over the top men. You're also the person who told me that I am wrong about the article "How to Breathe When Running". If you will look down more on the thread and look at the comment of kaneb80 which I'd like to quote "As far as side stitches, a friend who has run 20 straight Boston Marathons recommended getting as deep a breath as possible (multiple attempts) while running a race...and it worked for me!" confirms the breathing technique on that article. There are a lot of schools of thought in running and running training program just like in any other sports like boxing, football, basketball etc. And just because I don't do things the way you do them does not mean I am providing the members of this forum misleading information.
You're right in that the way the foot lands and pushes off the ground determines the type of running shoe. That's been the premise for companies doing research trying to develop the perfect shoe. But all evidence seems to point to the fact that the best shoe still is no shoe at all. Just like to relate this to an article posted by another forum member:
Sure we can fork out $$$ for trendy shoes and all, but i believe it's wiser to consider buying such shoes only after reading the article. Yup, it's that good.