Running is a simple exercise everyone can do. No need to buy equipments, no need to join any gym classes. Just have a strong will and extra time. And, a pair of shoes!
Some people don’t really care about the kind of shoes they use for jogging. They sometimes use tennis shoes, basket shoes, or any other shoes perfect for any other sports other than running.
This is not a wise thing to do.
Why would those experts design a certain type of shoes for a certain type of exercise/sport? It’s because they have done a research covering almost all aspects, such as comfort and health.
So, it is best to put on a pair of running shoes for jogging.
Running shoes are specially made to protect the foot from the stresses of running. Running shoes usually have slight heel elevation to reduce stress on the achilles tendon. They also have a larger toe box, more shock absorption, and better pronation control than tennis shoes. Moreover, they have additional emphasis on cushioning.
By using running shoes, you can avoid yourself from injury.
And, it is better to have two pairs of shoes instead of one. That way, in wet weather you will have a dry pair waiting.
If you plan to buy a pair of running shoes, do it at the end of the day. By that time, your feet are a bit puffy. This is necessary because normally, running cause your feet to expand.
Also, try those shoes on both your feet. Feel them. Check out if they are comfortable enough.
Get a pair with a good quality. Remember, those shoes will be the only thing between you and the asphalt road. So, spending a little more money is worth it.
The best time to replace your old running shoes is after about 350-400 miles or after one whole year of use. This calculation works only if you use the shoes simply for running not for other activities. Or, other sign to buy a new pair is when you feel uncomfortable wearing them. Not replacing worn shoes might cause injuries.
So, it’s better to pay attention to your shoes for a maximum result of your exercise.