There are many skills that we acquire over a life time from writing our name to driving a car. We learn them, then perfect them over many years. However, running is different! No one shows us how to run, either you are faster than your peers or not, and that is just the way it […]
Running shoe shopping is great fun, but picking the right one has to go much further than how good it looks. These are the crucial areas to watch out for.
Go for a firm heel counter (the part of the shoe just above the cushy heel base) because it’s crucial in maintaining the foot’s position in the shoe. This is especially advantageous If you experience foot, ankle or knee problems. Avoid shoes that sport a soft heel counter. Heel counters supports and dissipate impact when your foot strikes the ground, and if its too soft, it can overstretch your calf muscles and strain your Achilles tendon. It is also recommended that undoing your laces before slipping your foot in helps to preserve the life of your heel counter. Continue reading “Perfect running trainer” »