The perfect running shoe not only gives you a better feeling when you’re running, it also has an enormous impact on your performance. In our Achensee running shoe guide, we have rounded up insights into the technical features and tips for choosing the right shoe at the running store.
The first important feature of a running shoe is its weight. In most cases, lightweight models have an advantage over "clunky" shoes. On runs that are longer than 20 minutes, lighter running shoes can even increase your running time by a few minutes. At the same time, the shoe should be flexible to support foot mobility and to help build muscles. A thin sole and a low offset for normal runners - the majority of athletes – ensure a proper technique and optimal body balance.
The search for the right running shoe highly depends on the area of use. A fast shoe for the road? A model with a good grip for fell running? The demands on technology could not be more different. In addition, running enthusiasts are always on the move individually. Here are some tips for an economical running style:
Once you master the proper running form, the search for shoes can begin. It is best to divide them into asphalt and trail running shoes and to rely on the experts among the outfitters: for example, Salming for asphalt and Salomon for variable terrain.
There is a huge range of shoes available for the various types of road running, and it is primarily a matter of distance. Marathon runners need more cushioning, sprinters need ultralight material.
Overview of the categories:
There are just as many choices for trail running as there are for road running. Due to the different types of surfaces, the sole is particularly important.
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