Tip & How-To about Clothing Accessories

Tips on running shoes

What makes running shoes perfect for running activity.Why do runners buy shoes specifically for running? Running shoes and shoes that are made specifically for different sports such as basketball or cycling tend to have different shapes that cater to the specific activity that they are made for. Different types of motion put different stresses on your foot and ankles, and these are accounted for in the design of specific shoes. For example, cycling shoes tend to have a rigid bottom that is not particularly comfortable to walk around in but provide for a much more efficient transfer of energy from the foot to the pedal. Basketball shoes provide support for the ankle to account for making hard cuts and frequent jumping. While not always 100% necessary, getting a shoe for a specific sport can provide performance and/or safety benefits. Even amongst just running shoes, there are many different categories depending upon the type of running that you plan on doing.

Posted by on

Clothing Accessories Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

3 Answers

How long do running shoes last?


Running shoes last roughly between 300-500 miles or between 4-6 months. These are rough estimates as there are several factors that contribute to the breakdown of your shoe, like how often you are running, what surface you are running on, and other factors like heat and weight.

Jan 14, 2013 | Running

1 Answer

just bought new balance wr 859, having pain of top of foot (where bump is) seemingly from the tight lace, however when loosen the lace, sneaker is too big. thank you ege972@aol.com


Hi,

Have you considered tongue pads? They are soft cushions with felt on one side and adhesive on the other that you can stick to the tongue of your shoes to provide cushioning and reduce slippage & pressure from laces on your instep.

Some options are available on the site below.

http://www.feetrelief.com/feetrelief/arch_support_accessories.htm
http://www.wardrobesupplies.com/store/m2_footcushion.html

One thing you might want to consider is if you have a high arch to your foot. Generally, the higher the arch, the higher the instep which will effect the way shoes fit you. The shoe that fits comfortably over your instep without causing pressure may then be too loose around the heel. Runners with high arches also experience more foot pain/strain because their feet actually fall harder than a lower arched runners. You may want to consider the Nike Pegasus or Adidas Cushion if you think this is the case.

I really hope this helps you.

Nov 17, 2010 | New Balance WR859 Running Shoe Powder 13 D...

1 Answer

I've started practicing two weeks ago. I'm running 5 km a day. Can you please recommend me on a good addidas running shoes?


I honestly didn't consider adidas running shoes before trying adiSTAR Ride 2.0 on at my local running shop. I wasn't sold. I went online, did a bit of research on the adidas shop, bought a pair (thanks for the free shipping!), and couldn't be happier.
I run 4-5 times a week, about 5-8 miles each go. I used to run in Asics and, if I'm being honest, my feet hurt afterwards.
The adistar ride is fantastic! stability is great. I feel like I'm running on air. And the climacool fabric keeps my feet from overheating. I will probably buy a second pair or even a third one - please, please don't change this product. Pricey? Not really when compared to other better running shoes. I couldn't be happier.
If you want great value for your money, buy these shoes! They do run about a size small, so order up.

Oct 27, 2010 | Adidas Clothing Accessories

3 Answers

for which sport activity this shoes can be used


You can use it for running, and also for playing basket ball and many other sports. Also, you can get some more options of best shoes for playing and running as well from Basketball Shoes.
adidas-performance-mens-d-rose-6-boost-300x189-lktlziyae2wnro4uwxd15imm-1-0.jpg

Oct 27, 2010 | New Balance "993" for Men

Not finding what you are looking for?

734 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Clothing Accessories Experts

Da Doc

Level 3 Expert

965 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

44268 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Are you a Clothing Accessory Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Loading...