I have written about how you can share your exercise with your baby with the help of a sport stroller. I have also talked about the qualities of a great sport stroller. Today I want to take a little of that attention to footwear; lets talk sports shoes because a properly fitting shoes can be the thing that keeps you exercising longer.
Exercise is great for our minds and bodies but before you jump at it, it is imperative that you make sure you have the right footwear. By right footwear I mean, shoes that align properly with your feet and are easy on your legs and back. If you don’t get the right gear for exercise, you might end up causing more harm than good to your body, especially your back and legs. The shoes you wear affect your posture and posture in turn affects how you enjoy exercise.
Choosing the right shoes for running
It is easier to choose the right shoe size than it is to choose the right running shoes. Choosing the right shoes is a complicated process with so many variables. It is therefore advisable to enlist the help of a professional. Many sport shoe stores offer these services.
In this post we are going to take a look at some of the criteria professionals used when they help people choose running shoes and we are going to talk about some top rated running shoes for women.
Professionals usually take many things into consideration when helping someone choose the right running shoes but the most important among these are posture/gait, arch type and cushioning.
Gait is defines as a person’s way of walking. The way people walk is also affected by their arch type. When some people walk, they place more of their weight on one part of the body that others. Some people lean more on one side and others put more pressure on their heels. So before choosing running shoes, you need to know a little about your feet.
Look at some of your old shoes and look at the wear pattern because this can tell you a lot about your gait. If you are the type of person who puts more weight on the sides of your feet or on your heels you will see more wear and tear in these area.
Your shoes should compensate for your gait and also have the proper arch support to accommodate for your arch type. There are three main arch types; high arches, low arches or flat feet. There are a variety of running shoes that has features to accommodate for unbalanced gait and arches like the ASICS Women’s GEL-Flux Running Shoe and Mizuno Women’s Wave Prophecy 3 Running shoes.
ASICS Women’s GEL-Flux Running Shoe
This shoe has rubber soles that help adsorb a lot of pressure as you run. It is designed with lace to make it breathable thus no excessive sweeting and feet smell. It has both a rear foot and front foot gel cushioning for shock resistance. This shoes has been reviewed by 713 people on Amazon and has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. Click on the image to learn more about this shoes.
Mizuno Women’s Wave Prophecy 3 Running shoes
Mizuno also has rubber soles and is laced up. It is designed with infinity wave heel to toe cushioning and a smooth ride engineering feature. It has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 412 people on Amazon.
Your gait, arch type, height, weight, frequency and duration of your runs determine the amount of cushion you need. Running puts extra weight on the muscles and joints of your feet. Actually, every time your feet strike the ground, about three times your regular weight is applied to your feet.
If you are about 6’9″ and weight about 350 lb. and run on a regular basis, you will want to invest on a shoe with maximum cushioning like Saucony Women’s Omni 14 Running Shoes or the ASICS Women’s GEL-Noosa Tri 9 Running Shoes.
On the other hand, if you are 5’3″ and weigh about 115 pounds, a maximum cushion shoe will not be necessary, instead a shoe like Adidas Performance Women’s Galaxy Elite W Running Shoe or Saucony Women’s Cohesion 9 Running Shoe will do just fine.
If you run regularly and take long runs, a shoe with great cushioning like ASICS Women’s GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe will make your morning run more enjoyable.
ASICS Women’s GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe
This Asics designed has maximum cushioning with features like ,gait-enhancing impact guidance system, supportive heel-clutching system and Lace-up running shoe featuring breathable mesh upper with reflective. This is a superior design and has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 from reviews of 1255 Amazon customers.
Shoes are as important to your stroller exercise routines as the quality of the sport stroller you push your baby in. It is just another way you can take care of you while taking care of your baby.
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