How to select the right shoes?

Pick the Right Pair of Shoes

right pair of shoes

How to pick shoes? Running or jogging is considered to be the easiest and most effective way to remain fit. In order to run without any discomfort and gain its maximum benefits, it is essential to make the right selection of the shoes.

The right selection of perfect running shoes can facilitate your running workout in a better manner. The benefit of it is that you can do the workout for comparatively a longer period of time and your body can gain more benefits. The selection of perfect shoes includes various aspects. Here you can see how to select the running shoes on the basis of the size of your sole.

Precautions before purchasing shoes

  • The ideal weight of shoes for men is 275-300 gm and for women’s shoes the ideal weight is 225-250 gm.
  • The ideal heel thickness has been considered to be 6 mm.
  • It should be kept in mind that the tiptoes of some people vary in size, and therefore, the shoes should be purchased only after taking proper measurement.
  • The shoes should be bought at night as the feet get some swelling by this time which enables you to take the right measurement.
  • The toe box (the front part of the shoes) should be wide enough so that the movement of your tiptoes is not hindered.
  • The distance between the cut and thrust of your tiptoes and the shoes should be at least 0.5 inches.

When to change the shoes?

It is said that you should change the shoes after running a distance of more than 500 km. However, no scientific evidence is available on this, and it is very much dependent upon the quality of the shoes and the style of running.

1. Normal Foot

The Normal Foot leaves a clear and straight mark if placed on the floor after dipping into the water, and the front tiptoe is well connected to the heel through a thick straight line. The runners with such tiptoes can run faster and maintain better balance.

What types of shoes are suitable?

For the runners with such tiptoes, the ‘Stability Shoes’ are best suitable. The shape of such shoes is semi-curved with the flexible midsole (the central part of the sole).

2. Flat Foot

The Flat Foot leaves the marks of full tiptoe mark if placed on the floor after dipping into the water. It is assumed that tiptoe with its sole fully touching the ground is more likely to get hurt. Such feet require the shoes with more cushions, and the curved shoes should be avoided.

What types of shoes are suitable?

The ‘Motion Control Shoes’ or the ‘High Stability Shoes’ are best suitable for the runners with such tiptoes. Such shoes have the stiffer midsole and designed in such a way that they prevent the expansion of the sole of the foot.

3. High Arched Foot

The High Arched Foot leaves a broken sole image if placed on the floor after dipping it into the water. It means that the front part of the sole is connected to the heel either by a thin line or not connected at all. Such feet with such soles are less tolerant towards the thrusts.

What types of shoes are suitable?
The runners with such soles should wear the ‘Cushioned’ or ‘Neutral’ shoes. Such shoes are soft due to the cushion and are more flexible and facilitate the easy movement of the feet.

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  1. Best article on shoe selection, thanks for publishing such useful article here.

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