so, i spent some time working at nike last year as a mens running specialist, where i got the chance to get clued up with nike + technology and their footwear. running and going to the gym seems bigger than ever at the moment, myself i love the gym! nothing makes me feel better than a good workout and if you're going to get involved in getting yourself up and fit you need the right shoes for the job!
i would fully recommend any serious runners out there to go and get their gait tested. this is a test that involves you running on a treadmill for a few seconds while a camera captures the movements in your ankle and foot when you land. by slowing these images you can then advise the best shoe for the amount of support you need! however if you're not going to be the next mo farah a neutral or cushioned shoe will not do you any harm at all!
below i've put together my top picks of trainers for training, each fall into one of 3 categories;
- neutral - for people who don't over pronate or under pronate in any greater form. has good cushioning and stability - a good all rounder!
- cushioned - better for people whose ankle tends to come inwards on impact to the ground - cushioning for your heel, with support for your arch! (these are what i go for when training)
- stability - usually for heavier people who are flat footed, this shoe has super strength on the arch to stop your foot landing flat
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