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How To Choose Running Shoes

KNOW YOUR SHOES KNOW YOUR NUMBERS HOW TO CHOOSE ROAD RUNNING SHOES TRAIL RUNNING SHOES RUNNING SHOES FAST FACTS 100 METER WORLD RECORD 4.8 9.58, USAIN SECONDS Ask any professional runner – the shoe maketh the run. Before you hit the track or the treadmill, check out this guide to buy the perfect running tool, er, shoe For off road routes O o For pavement and surfaces with only slight irregularities Enhanced with aggressive O outsoles for solid traction 50,000 METERS WALKING WORLD RECORD O Light & flexible Lo Cushions or stabilises feet Fortified to offer stability, support and underfoot protection 3.35-27.2 KNOW YOUR FEET AN AVERAGE RUNNING SHOE LASTS BETWEEN 483 AND 805 FASTEST LAND ANIMAL: CHEETAH KM OR 3 TO 4 MONTHS ARCHES The height of your arch can affect the direction your ankles roll (Pronation) 113-121kmthour ANKLES Pronation affects the sideways motion of your foot as it propels the foot forward A cheetah can accelerate faster than a Ferrari Testarossa (0-60 in 3 seconds) ROLL IN (Over Pronate) Choose shoes with motion control and extra stability ROLL OUT (Under Pronate) Choose shoes with cushion- ing and flexibility HIGH Your ankles probably under pronate FLAT Your ankles probably over ARC DE TRIOMPHE You are in France FUN FACTS HUMAN FOOT AND ANKLE GOOD TO KNOW 26 Bones 33 uints pronate TIPS FOR TRYING ON RUNNING SHOES KNOW YOUR LACES More than 100 muszles, igaments & tendons WHAT DRIVES YOU? A thumbnail's length of space in the toe box allows room for normal swelling and running downhill Keep track of your speed and distance to determine the lifespan of your running shoes DID YOU KNOW? That plastic thingy on the end of your shoelace is an "AGLET" KNOW YOUR ENVIRONMENT THE REASONS FOR RUNNING LACING TECHNIQUES 250,000 FOOT SWEAT GLANDS PRODUCE 1/2 PINT SWEAT PER DAY For Fitness, Fun or Exercise: Shoes get minimal usage Try on shoes at the end of the day, when your feet are at their largest 2 3 4 RUNNING SURFACE Increased Speed: Shoes get extra wear and tear ROADS Choose shoes that are light, flexible and LIKE TYRES, OUTSOLES ÁRE TRAILS Choose shoes that offer stability and traction with sturdy outsoles Use orthotics? Bring them when trying on running shoes Improved Endurance: Shoes need to be comfortable for the long haul 10,000 161K DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE cushion the feet AVERAGE LENGTH OF A MAN'S FOOT HAMMER TOES Lifts up toe box to help keep toes from curling down HEEL SLIPPING Locks heel into place to reduce blisters caused by excess heel movement HIGH ARCHES Removes pressure points on sensitive nerves on the top of the foot CERTAIN SURFACES STEPS A DAY 103 NCHES Triathlon/Marathon Training: Shoes need to be versatile 1.35 Get improved cushioning and stability with Custom insoles, like Superfeet or Spenco To Escape from Bears: Shoes need an optional nitrous switch KM PER LIFETIME [=4X THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE EARTH] ADAPTED FROM WWW.REI.COM Ilustrations & Graphic: ALANKAR

How To Choose Running Shoes

shared by Alankar on Jul 18
Ask any professional runner β€” the shoe maketh the run. Before you hit the track or the treadmill, check out this guide to buy the perfect running tool, er, shoe




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