Ultimate Guide to Walking & Running Shoes
Two widely-held misconceptions when it comes to shoes, is that a shoe is just a shoe and that walking is exactly the same as running, so the same kind of shoe for both activities is fine. Stay with me as I debunk these and other common myths around shoes.
Walking is one of the most natural things you can do, but in spite of this, many people are plagued by aches and pains in their joints and problems with their general alignment. While other physiological causes should not be ruled out, it has often been found that the incorrect footwear is to blame.
If you are a regular walker and spend many hours per day on your feet, you probably need to get rid of the idea of “cute.” You only have one pair of feet, and you need to look after them. Choosing a sturdy, supportive pair of shoes will help you to protect and support your feet, in spite of the level of activity you put them through.
The perfect Nike walking shoe is designed to mould around the feet of the wearer. Shoes that are light and well-cushioned will protect you against blisters, while still allowing for optimum blood flow. But rest assured, just because you wisely opt for function over appearance, doesn’t mean that you will look like you escaped from the military — modern Nike walking shoes are constantly evolving in both form and function, and it is possible to still look good while protecting your feet.
Running shoes, by their very nature, are designed to take quite a bit of impact from running. A good running shoe should be lightweight, well-ventilated and have adequate resistance to wear and tear. A padded sole acts as a shock abosrber to lessen the impact of running on the joints.
But don’t be disheartened by all the checkpoints that make for a successful shoe purchase. As a society, we are in the fortunate position that technology is on our side. Thanks to the massive strides in the development of modern shoes, most shoes can be considered to be more or less “good” shoes. This makes it much easier to find a suitable shoe that is still aesthetically pleasing and which fits in your budget.
Still convinced that a shoe is a shoe is a shoe is a shoe? Perhaps I have managed to change your mind and helped you to make the right decision to match you up with the perfect pair of shoes for your favorite activity. The constant stream of newly-developed Nike shoes on the market is making it easier to find exactly what you need, without destroying your budget.
Of course, some people like to splurge, and if that is your thing, what better way to do it than on shoes? Now that you know the ins and outs of the perfect shoe, you are in a far better position to spend that money, knowing that you are spending it on right thing. Let the choosing begin.