The Skinny on Running Shoes

I’m not a runner. Although I did give running a… running chance, I ended up having trouble with my right knee.

Maybe my trouble was the wrong running shoes. I would definitely give running another try, so I’ll be looking for the perfect running shoe, and see if that might remedy my knee problem.

The running shoe is designed to give you the optimum running experience through modern science and ergonomics, the perfect running shoe has been created for the specific act of running.

It seems brands like New BalanceĀ  and Ascics are pushing forward the art of shoe design and creating shoes that both protect our feet and enhance the running experience.

Since it’s been about seven years since I seriously tried to run, I bet the running shoe has come a long way. I saw a pair of New Balance running shoes the other day that caught my eye… I just may go back and get them.

I am trying to get in more exercise, but it’s difficult to find the time. Running would help me to burn as much calories walking, but in less time.

While I was researching running shoes I ran (pun intended) across this infographic, that breaks down the 10 parts of a running shoe — what to look for and what the purpose of it is. Here’s the skinny on running shoes:
The Running Shoe - Designed to go the distance
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  1. That’s a poster that should be in all shoe departments to help people! Pretty neat to see all of the different parts and what purpose they have.

  2. I use to think all shoes were the same but I have learned that is not the case.

  3. Man, I had no idea there were so many things to know about shoes! Thanks for sharing this, learn something new everyday :-)!

  4. There are so many types of running shoes. I’d go to one of those places that tests to see which is the best shoe for each individual.

  5. That is very informative! I’m not much of a runner myself. I get horrible side stitches easily when running. šŸ™

  6. Thanks for sharing this! It’s very informative!

  7. I should have realized it, but I really didn’t know just how complex the way they’re built is. This is fascinating.

  8. Some of the running shoes on the market are so advanced, it’s actually kind of inspiring to know that if you pursue running that you can find a shoe that’s really almost a perfect fit for your foot from some brand or manufacturer.

  9. Who knew there was so much involved in buying a pair of running shoes! Maybe if I go buy myself a new pair, I’ll actually use them to go running.

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