No one said that running is easy. After all, you have breathing, a stride and the endurance to focus on—who has the time to worry about your shoes? In fact, a good pair of shoes doesn’t affect just lost distance or marathon runners. Whether you spin, Zumba or sprint, everyone could take advantage of a good pair of running shoes. Sure, they’ll not the cheapest purchase you’ll make, but they’re worth every penny. Here’s why.
Have you ever started a new workout program (the latest dance fitness class at your gym or even a new Jillian Michael fat blasting DVD) and halfway through a set of squats or lunges, you feel the burn (not in a good way.) If you’re feeling the burn in your ankle or knees, this could mean your generic, run-of-the-mill, on clearance shoes are not the best ones for you. The right shoe will eliminate soreness and risk of injury by giving you the proper amount of support, a high quality sole and cushioning. If you’re in pain after a high intensity workout, your shoes may be the culprit!
What is Your Exercise of Choice?
Any high quality, supportive shoe is going to cost you—but the price is well worth the comfort you’ll experience in your workout. Think about it like this: would you rather buy a running show that was built generically, and without a high level of activity in mind? Or, one that was specifically designed for your workout?
A running shoe is not a ‘one size fits all,’ so when shoe shopping, it’s important to look for one that offers the right sole, ankle support and comfort for your exercise routine. If you are a ‘cardio queen,’ spending your time in Zumba, spin, or dance class…a cross trainer is a great show to buy. It will give you a multi-purpose sole, and are light weight so you can move quickly and easily.
If you walk, jog, run or sprint, you’ll want to purchase a shoe designed for long distance running in mind. Ask someone for help while you’re looking around, paying special attention to those shoes that offer good motion control, a supportive soul and sturdy ankle support. Whether you start feeling fatigue at the one mile stretch or seven miles in, it’s essential to have a shoe that will compensate for that, and allow you to keep your form as much as possible.
In the exercise world, a shoe can make a world of difference for your comfort level and performance. Purchase the right shoe, and it can greatly minimize your risk for injury! When you spend time finding the right show for you, you’ll achieve your fitness goals in record time!