The members of our experimental panel have experimented over thousands of shoes, which are involved in miles of walking, running. The members tasted the shoes on the road or pavement, in the gym and also in the laboratory. We have noticed that whether the edge of the shoe is relaxing enough to let your ball of the foot pushed off smoothly. Also, we take note of the stability of your shoe which can control of your motion of the ankle. The experts also take note of the shock absorption of the heel and forefoot, the most impact able areas of your foot. We also checked the capability of abounding of moisture, means the breathability of shoes. Another important factor is weight. The lighter the better, but without compromising with padding and stability.
We found that many people purchase walking and running shoes from different stores on the basis of some other people recommendation, which is not right. In that case, they are most unlikely to get the perfect shoe for themselves, as the walking and running shoes differ from person to person. One that gives comforts to one doesn’t give you the surety that it will give comfort to you. So always take the advice of experts in buying walking and running shoes. Then it will help you to do your activity or work out properly.
A new invention by the shoe manufacturers is a minimalist shoe, which they named “barefoot”. This type of shoe has the thinner sole, more flexible and has less padding than the traditional shoes. This kind of shoes will provide you less protection but will permit you to move naturally without any resistance. But the below guideline is only for the traditional shoes.
Explore your manner of walking:
The makers provide walking and running shoes for every individual with different walking style. There are various types of mannerism of walking. One type is the feet roll inward a lot, which we called overpronate. In this case, the person needs a shoe with motion control and stabilizing. Shoes with these qualities may ease you this problem. Another gait is oversupinate, where the feet feel mostly on the outside edge. In this case, shoes with padding are the best. it will absorb the shock to the highest level to produce you the most comfortable. the feature of overpronators is low arch and the high one is the feature of underpronators. We advise you to take the shoe which suits you the best, while you are going to buy a new one. An expert salesman can help you to find you the best one for you by seeing your old shoes pattern.
Have the perfect fit:
Fitting of the shoe is the first foremost thing while you are buying an athletic shoe. A non-fitting shoe can cause various problems like joint pain, painful feet.
Obviously, it will cause discomfort while you are running or walking.It also hampers motion control padding less effective. Generally, our feet tend to swell at the end of the day after a whole day walk. So try to buy shoes at the end of the day. That will make sure that you have the right measurement for your feet. Otherwise, after a long walk, you can find your shoes too tight. Always remember to wear the shocks while buying a new pair that you usually wear during daily activities. Watch out for the rough spots, bumps, and seams in the inside part of the shoe. It also must look good while intact.
Test before buy:
If possible ask the authorized person of the shop that you will want to buy the shoe after use it for a little time in the gym where you work out or walk on the same road where you work daily. If it fits you in those conditions then you will take it, otherwise, you will return it. If that is not possible work in the shop area or in the front pavement. But don’t buy any pair without testing it.
Some people feet sores while walking and running. To these kinds of people, we recommend orthotics. Orthotics means a custom made the thing that you can put inside the shoe for comfort. But this item may be costly and you may have to compromise in the case of cushioning. Try to solve your problem without the help of orthotics. Try new shoes or a new category.