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  1. Jon
    May 10, 2019 @ 1:38 am

    I think that no matter which type or fitting of shoe you get I think that it needs great cushioning and maybe even consider putting a gel or pad insert into your shoe so that your feet stay in shape. When I put an insert in my shoe I started enjoying my runs/walks more. Which type of shoe do you use and do you run or walk more?

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    • Sports Send
      May 10, 2019 @ 9:50 pm

      Hello, Jon and thank you.

      There are some crucial factors to have in mind when you buy shoes. I can name factors like upper, Ankle Collar, Heel Counter, outsole and midsole, toe box and Heel Cushioning to name few.

      All of these are very important for your performance, enjoying and even health because shoes today are made with your body in mind. How they can let you feel better, if you have this or that problem you need to have this and that in the shoes. I wrote an article about it which you can see here.

      Through the time I have both run and walked. I believe it is good for your body to change something and both methods are excellent for you. But most of the time I have used trail running shoes.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. George
    May 10, 2019 @ 2:18 am

    Hello. 

    I made my service in the army for 9 months and they taught heel-to-toe drop, but I never really mastered it. It is a matter of putting the whole process in the subconscious so it becomes automatic.

    But it certainly helps to make less effort and more progress in your running.

    If someone is running 3-4 days a week (about 5-7 miles), how much time is recommended before making a change?

    Well, I ask this because like the toothbrush which doctors suggest you change every 3-6 months, maybe there is a recommended usage for the shoes too. (9 months in the army doesn’t qualify me to be an expert so I ask out of curiosity).

    Thanks for this informative article. Had fun reading it. Take care

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    • Sports Send
      May 10, 2019 @ 10:26 pm

      Hello, George and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      The heel to toe method has been used a lot in sports, for example in athletics and soccer. You get more speed with less energy and use the body as well as possible.

      There are some factors which affect when you should change the running shoes. Like where you run etc. The thumb rule is 300 to 500 miles. But it is not good to use old shoes even so you have not used it much as it has an effect on the material in it. But I can admit that I use my shoes a little bit longer than this miles, not much longer but longer.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  3. DorcasW
    July 9, 2019 @ 11:19 pm

    Hello; Does the running shoes come with any form of spikes? The truth I had not notice the difference in running versus walking shoes, it is good that I come upon your post that teaches me that there is a difference, with walking shoes and the running shoes.

     I always take my teenagers to store the choose what they want I pay the bill. Do continue to give us information.

    DorcasW

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    • Sports Send
      July 10, 2019 @ 11:14 pm

      Hello, DorcasW, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of reading the article too.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  4. Todd Matthews
    August 19, 2019 @ 8:59 pm

    I’m definitely big on cushioning when it comes to running, or even being on my feet for a long time. I don’t think we realize how much of an impact we put on our bodies when it comes to running versus walking or even fitness walking. Three times is twice as much impact as we put on our bodies with fitness walking, and that’s a huge difference. For this, would it be wise to change running shoes more often than walking?

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    • Sports Send
      August 21, 2019 @ 12:50 am

      Hello, Todd Matthews, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Yes, it is a lot of impacts of the bodies with exercises and shoes play a significant role to defend and protect the legs. It is wise to change running shoes every six months or 3-500 miles. But in most cases, you can use walking shoes longer.

      Of course this a rule of thumb but even so right to have in mind.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions.

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  5. RoDarrick
    August 19, 2019 @ 9:02 pm

    Okay! Now, this is serious. I never knew there is a difference between a running shoe and a walking shoe. Well, both look alike, and I actually make use of my running shoe for walking too. It feels good to learn about this, though. I think irrespective of the differences, to ease the movement in use, and there’s a need for a pad that can help balance the feet in the shoe. Thanks

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    • Sports Send
      August 21, 2019 @ 12:58 am

      Hello, RoDarrick, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions.

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  6. Henderson
    August 19, 2019 @ 9:03 pm

    Wow, didnt know there was a difference between the running and walking shoes. I didn’t also know that there was a lot to look into when one decides to buy any of them. I love running and I think I need to buy a new pair of beautiful looking boots. Do you think that I can go for walking boots when it comes to hiking seeing that there is more walking involved than running?

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    • Sports Send
      August 21, 2019 @ 1:08 am

      Hello, Henderson, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      No, I would recommend that you use hiking boots if you are in hiking — a lot of things there, which is better for your legs and safety.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions.

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  7. Twack Romero
    August 19, 2019 @ 9:16 pm

    Now I understand. I wish I had the insight of this article some years ago. I was a ‘naive’ runner, coming into the practice as a ‘release.’ I started on a running machine at home and then ventured outdoors. Throughout all of this, I was just using an old pair of ‘trainers’ or ‘sneakers’ which probably had no business being on my feet while running.

    As you might guess, it ended in tears. I developed ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ and was laid up for several months. Towards the end of this time, I could hold back no longer and tried ‘barefoot’ running. Needless to say, I was asking too much too soon on my poor feet. Snapped ligaments ensued and my running days were over.

    Had I had the opportunity to read your article back then, things would have turned out differently. As you so rightly say, it’s not just about the shoe, it’s about finding the right one for what you need it. Understanding body mechanics is also key in appreciating how the choices we make are so important. It is a must-read for anyone starting out running. 

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    • Sports Send
      August 21, 2019 @ 1:19 am

      Hello, Twack Romero, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Sad to hear your story. But good to see that you keep going.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions.

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  8. Parveen
    January 3, 2020 @ 1:57 am

    Hey, Thank you for writing on Running vs. Walking Shoes: Body Mechanics and the Right Shoes. I enjoyed it while reading your post and learn a lot from it. Before buying shoes, we must know the purpose of our shoes. We are going to use them while walking or running. Now I understand the Differences Between Running and Walking Shoes. Thank you for helping me to choose the best one for running. Earlier I use the same for both. Now feel comfortable.

    Parveen

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    • Sports Send
      January 4, 2020 @ 2:23 am

      Hello, Parveen, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too. Good luck.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else or if you have any questions.

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  9. CT
    January 3, 2020 @ 2:05 am

    Hello, thank you for this informative post. The time is amazing. I’m just looking for the shoes because my knee is pain. When I walk for a long time, my whole leg will be extremely tired and pain. I don’t know why. I think one of the most important issues is my shoes. When I go to see the doctor, they say my leg has no problem; that’s frustrating me a lot.

    Your post teaches me a lot. I know more about the differences between running and walking shoes now. Buying news shoes seem to be the only way I can do. But I have one question. Is it possible to reduce my leg pain if I buy the right shoes?
    It helps reduce the tension on the part that absorbs it the most.

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    • Sports Send
      January 4, 2020 @ 2:21 am

      Hello, CT, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article too.

      About your question because of the leg pain. I always recommended talking with the doctor or physiotherapist as they know precisely your pain. But yes, it can help! Because it helps to reduce the tension on the part that absorbs it the most.

      Don´t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything else or if you have any questions.

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