How to choose a pair of sports shoes correctly?
09.12.2021 | OBLYSTEP | SIZE

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Six events in life

take an exam

attend job interview

Eat buffet

Torn with others

Chat with people you like

And... buy shoes

Yes buy shoes

Every time I try shoes, I think, eh, not bad, very good, okay.

After going home, squeeze your feet? The shock absorption is too bad? Tired of walking? Running too hard?

It is a pity that I have never bought a pair of perfect sneakers in my life.

You may not know that not all sports shoes are suitable for you.

Today we will share pure dry goods and teach you how to choose a pair of sports shoes correctly.

First know the type of your feet

To determine the arch type of your feet, do not simply subjectively determine what type your foot belongs to. It is recommended to use a simple wet foot test.

Simply put, after stepping on the wet feet, stand on the floor and watch the footprints left behind. If the middle position is very narrow, it means a high arch, and so on.

Understand the classification of sports shoes

1. Cushioning type: This type of sports shoes is most suitable for runners with high arches who lack internal rotation.

This type of shoe has no middle support, but it enhances the cushioning performance of the midsole. For runners with high arches, there is usually insufficient internal rotation, and the enhanced midsole is just to absorb the resulting impact on the foot.

2. Control type: This type of sports shoes are usually designed for people with low arches and flat feet, who may have moderate or excessive internal rotation.

This type of sports shoes uses a reinforced support in the middle of the sole to relieve excessive pronation.
The outsole of this shoe will be designed to be wider and relatively flat. For runners with heavier weight, in order to get better support and strength, you can also consider buying these shoes.

3. Stable type: This type of sports shoes is suitable for runners with normal or moderate arches and slight or moderate internal rotation of ankles.
This shoe is between the cushioning type and the control type, and it combines the support of the middle and the cushioning of the midsole. Because normal and moderate arches are the most common foot types, most runners may be suitable for stable sneakers.
Determine your gait type
It can be judged by observing the wear of the sole.

There is a prerequisite for this. The shoes should be worn by us every day and have no corrective function, so that we can judge our foot characteristics more accurately.

At the same time, for sports shoes, there are three types of soles: straight, curved, and semi-curved. This corresponds to the foot shape measured in the wet foot test.

Determine your foot shape and the angle of ankle internal rotation:

1. For sports shoes with excessive pronation and flat feet, the sole should be straight;

2. For sports shoes with insufficient internal rotation and high arches, the soles should be curved;

3. Choose sports shoes for normal internal rotation and no internal rotation, corresponding to the normal arch. The bottom shoe type should be somewhere in between.

The focus when trying on sneakers

1. Normal foot: focus on the feeling of the toes.

Such people’s arches are slightly arched inward to help absorb the impact, but if the shoes are too tight or the toes are too narrow, they can easily lead to corns or black nails. Generally speaking, there should be at least 1 cm of space between the toes and the toes.

 

2. Low arch: focus on changing direction running test.

People who tend to twist their feet with low arches and at ordinary times should focus on the support of sports shoes. After trying on the sports shoes, do a running test. When turning to the left or back, you can feel whether the shoes fit the feet and ankles.

3. High arch: jump to test flexibility.

The high-arch foot type is difficult to get close to the ground due to the large arch of the foot, and the impact force between the foot and the ground is very large during exercise, and it is easy to be injured.

Therefore, people with high arches should choose shoes with good cushioning properties. After trying it on, you can jump a few more times on the flat ground to test the cushioning performance of the shoe. If it feels good elasticity, the sole is soft, and the foot feels not strong when touching the ground, it indicates that the cushioning performance is good.