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  1. Kaye
    April 16, 2019 @ 9:38 pm

    I very recently started running (probably still more like jogging/walking) again and have been looking to purchase new shoes as motivation to keep it up. I am actually a swimmer, so the idea that there is a neutral or a stabilizing type of shoe is completely new to me. So this article is very informative and also very timely for me.

    Based on your article, it seems that my foot actually tends to roll inward so I would need stabilizing shoes, right? Is there a specific brand of shoe or specific line within a brand that you recommend offers the best support for running for “over-pronators?” I tend to prefer Nike brand shoes, but to be honest, I choose based on looks, not on the support and that’s probably my first problem :). Any recommendation of shoe brand to consider would go a long way for someone like me! Also, are there soles that can compensate to make a shoe work better for someone if they have the wrong type of running shoe?

    -Kaye

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    • Sports Send
      April 17, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Yes, when your foot rolled inward, you need stabilizing shoes. Overpronation is the inward rolling of the feet as they hit and launch off the ground. Stability shoes have later on evolved into shoes that do not merely correct overpronation but provide comfort and support to the gait that the runner is most comfortable with it.

      My opinion is that you can´t use an extended type of shoes for you and others with a similar problem in the long term. But o motion-control shoes are for sure an option. Running socks and shoes are very important for your leg and because of that for your body too.

      About the brands, there are many good shoes on the market now, but I wrote an article which I hope will help you. There are three high shoes reviewed. You can see the review here. Too, there is a lot of information about running shoes in this article.

      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. Mike Viray
    May 6, 2019 @ 1:02 am

    Thanks for the article! I have a question though:

    When running or jogging, should I stick strictly with running shoes? A couple of months ago I tried doing a treadmill run while wearing basketball shoes. Within the first few steps I noticed that something was wrong and my right foot suddenly had this stinging pain when putting weight on it. 

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    • Sports Send
      May 7, 2019 @ 12:21 am

      Hello, Mike Viray and thank you.

      Yes. You shouldn´t use basketball shoes for running. There is essential knowledge which have been built up through the years about sports shoes. The shoes built with specific sport or activity in mind and that it is crucial to respect it because that means it is a purpose about why the shoes designed and built like the outcome shows.

      Basketball focuses on quick movement in all direction and is good at jumping and landing after the jump. That is something running shoes would not have excellent performance. For example, you would not have the critical ankle stability in the running shoes as you have in the basketball shoes.

      Using the same ideology, if you run in the basketball, you haven´t the comfort and support that, for example, the motion and cushioned running shoes give you.

      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. Todd Matthews
    May 6, 2019 @ 1:05 am

    I’m definitely an over-pronator, so I definitely picked up some hot recommendations here. I’m also a forefoot striker. So with over-pronation and forefoot striking, which style of shoe would you recommend for my personal gait. You’ve stated motion control, but what exactly type of shoe would fall into the motion control category?

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    • Sports Send
      May 7, 2019 @ 12:57 am

      Hello, Todd Matthews and thank you.

      Yes, motion control shoes are for you. I have article, review, of an excellent idea of motion control running shoes here. If you need more ideas, let me know, there area many great shoes on the market these days.

      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. akshaysaxena
    May 6, 2019 @ 1:09 am

    Awesome post. Your analysis is very interesting, you have covered all the essential detail comprehensively. Everyone in every family worldwide looks for good shoes. I remain puzzled most of the time regarding new launches. Which one would be the best this year and so on!!  

    I’m glad that I get to read your website which is dedicated specifically for this solution. Can you list your top 3 brands for shoes? Yes, the shoes you have listed are great ones indeed. Would you suggest choosing the shoe product by brand? 

    Thanks for sharing this useful article. Many will get benefited by this post. 

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    • Sports Send
      May 7, 2019 @ 1:08 am

      Hello, Akshaysaxena and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      These days are so many great brands that it is difficult just to name 3 top brands. Brands like Adidas, Nike, Under Armour, Asics, New Balance, come quickly in mind. There are more, but you can always trust products from these five.

      About your question, if we should choose the shoe product by brand, the answer is yes and no.

      Yes if you have found a brand where you feel you always like their products. Then you know that there are huge possibilities that you will be happy with shoes from them.

      No with that in mind that you need to find out what types of shoes fits best with your a) body and b) the activities you use for example trail or road running. Shoe developments so sometimes come new shoes from brands you haven´t used a lot from before. For instance, I have always been a big fan of Adidas but now are Under Armour equal for my taste because their shoes fit me excellent.

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

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  5. David
    May 6, 2019 @ 1:17 am

    I’ll admit that I haven’t been on a run since I left the military. I never paid attention to my shoes. All I cared about was the fit and if they were comfortable. 

    Now I’m out of shape and looking to get back into running. I have a pretty low arch so would you recommend the neutral running shoes right away? Also, do you have any suggestions on brands of shoes? I never paid attention to brand. Just wondering what true runners use. Thanks in advance.

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    • Sports Send
      May 7, 2019 @ 1:15 am

      Hello, David and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      It is essential to feel comfortable in your shoes. But as you mention there are more things which are vital to adding when you decided which shoes you want to use.

      There are many top brands in the market now — brands which have proven their quality and knowledge about running shoes. For example Nike, Under Armour, New Balance, Asics, Saucony and Adidas to give you an idea.

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

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  6. Sherry
    May 6, 2019 @ 12:23 pm

    This is a great article! I just never thought of buying shoes based on how your footsteps. Makes a lot of sense! While I’m not much for a runner I do walk a lot. Do you think this is still ideal?
    How often should I change running shoes?
    Thanks for sharing 

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    • Sports Send
      May 7, 2019 @ 1:30 am

      Hello, Sherry and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      You should change running shoes after 6 months or 300 miles. it is due to the shoe cushioning which tends to lose its springiness and responsiveness through time.

      You ask if you should keep walking to get in shape instead of running. Walking is an excellent training form and, sadly, hugely underestimated. It is right for your body, and you should keep walking without a doubt! What is most important that you are active and if you feel better walking rather than running, you should do it as I said before. And you can use the same running shoes for it!

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

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