The best cushioned running shoes.
We are all unique in many ways, how we talk, move, habits, likes and dis-likes. Yet most of us have the same standard equipment, by this statement I mean limbs. Two arms, legs and of course attached to our legs the most peculiar things called feet. They take a lot of punishment and when it comes down to sporting activities they require a little care. After all they need to last a lifetime.
So when it comes to sport and more specifically running, where can I buy the best cushioned running shoes for my feet.
Knowing you, is the key.
Where do I start? There’s so much choice, brands, costs, colours and style. Let’s take it back to the beginning, it’s all about you and even though there are loads of choices, you know what you want!
Question number 1. What type of feet do you have?
Question number 2. Have you had them checked professionally?
Question number 3. What type of running do you intend on doing?
Question number 4. Have you ran before?
We are all unique and have specific needs, you will need to know if you have wide feet, high arch, no arch and how you run. these can and should be known to you before purchasing any foot wear and definitely before buying a running shoe.
Tip toeing through the top brands.
Now we have some well needed information we can start browsing through the market. Let’s take a look at them in turn.
- Nike steps up with the Nike Zoom Superfly 4% – a superb all round running shoe aimed at the elite runner, comfortable and durable and Zoom Superfly Elite Fly print which was on of the top shoes at this years London marathon.
- Adidas. Gives it the Ultra Boost an everyday kind of shoe that comes in a variety of colours Grey ash, black and solar red and prime knit white.
- Asics. Kicks in with Gel Kayano a seasoned line of running shoes, that offers amazing support which makes it suitable for long distance running.
The sports world is pretty much dominated by these three top brands. But they all offer a different product so choosing the right product solely depends on your needs.
Stepping up to the mark.
So now you have a range of shoes in mind, all that needs to be understood is what you plan to do with them. Is your quest for a running shoe for short or long distances? This will narrow down your choice of shoe and with only really three top brands to choose from it would be a great if you had the answer.
If the answer turns out to be running out doors and for short distances, then your choice of shoe would be pretty much selected. Now considering when we started looking it was like entering a minefield but after asking ourselves a few targeted questions, we have a small range to choose from.
The best cushioned running shoes are now easily selected, all that remains is for us to choose a colour. Yes we forgot the colour!
I have my own favourite as will you, your choice can be a number of colours but please remember you chosen running shoe has been chosen for it’s running capabilities and comfort and not for it’s colour, so please don’t make colour a deciding factor.
Test drive – stepping out.
It’s time to test drive our new shoes, wow! Finally!
But first things first, try to use proper running socks where possible. They do offer better support around the ball of the foot and the heel. My advice would be to start slow, a little jog and then open up to a full run.
Please also make sure you cover all your basic stretches before you start, the last thing we’d want to do Is take the time to find a beautiful pair of running shoes and then injure ourselves and not be able to use them, because we’ve pulled a muscle!
Crossing the finish line.
All said and done it’s been fun. It’s not every day we search for a new pair of running shoes, searching online, asking friends for their recommendations and then finally finding the one! It’s almost like choosing a car, so many colours, styles and brands! Now doesn’t that sound the same. Making the same comparison between a car and a running shoe, they all handle and drive differently too!
My final words about the best cushioned running shoes.
A pair of running shoes don’t make the man or woman! But a good pair of running shoes will help protect your joints, which will enable you to perform at your best. While staying injury free! Running is one of the best ways of keeping fit but if we are unprepared for it, it can result in lasting injuries. Enjoy your well-earned run and take care.
I hope you have enjoyed the read and you’ve taken on board, all the advice I have given. If, you have benefitted from what you have read, please leave a comment and where possible share it. I will answer your questions and comments as soon as I can.
To your success.