One thing you really need to have is a pair of trainers to start running. This is also the one essential thing in which we encourage you to invest, as it will help you to run from the beginning. This does not mean that you have a fortune to spend, but we would suggest that you have the feet checked on a running shop and purchase your feet from a suggested range of shoes. Wear not the same shoes as you wear for walking, netball, gym etc.
Because they wear differently so you risk harm if you run into them too. Traditionally, running shoes come in three main classes. These are neutral, supportive and coating, and depend on how you run. This is the way your foot hits the earth, slides through its movement and pushes it back. If you are a “neutral “rider, your feet tend to remain on an approximately straight line as they move your foot. Ideally, that’s what you want to do.
If you’re a neutral runner, you’re looking for a shoe that offers the right support and covers to move your foot without overcorrecting. But not all are a neutral rider. You can pronounce, if your foot rolls on either side while you are running. This can lead to uneven weight distribution and pressures on your instep, heel and ankles that can lead to damage. Support trainers and coiled trainers are designed to fix these problems while you’re running, and to make your foot more neutral.
Some home DIY trials can be done, for example the “wet foot” test( which we’ll discuss in this section of the book later), but the most precise way to find out which trainer you need to get a “guessing test” is. There’s only one home DIY test. In a running shop a gas test is performed. In every shop this is a little different, but usually it involves watching or filming on a belt, so that the sales manager can see whether your foot rolls inwards, outwards or not. You can then give the right kind of shoes from this assessment to try.
You are usually going to run again in these shoes on the football pad, so you can decide what you’re going to do. There are many shops that carry out a free gait analysis, but many people start charging for the test online with the growing trend to try out shoes and hunt for cheaper dealings, with a discount offered for any shoes purchased on it. Ask for their policies in your local store. See also the return policy, since some people can try and change it for a while if it isn’t right for you.
As soon as you take these shoes up, you can tell the difference, as the plant is rather flexible than rigid, so it can move on your feet. One thing to remember is that you might begin to hurt your feet as you continue. They are more effective, especially at first, for shorter distances. If you want to give them a go, go to a good running store and first try them. Maybe you’ll find them fit.
Suitable trail shoes only work along trails, since they do not offer the necessary cushioning to deal with concrete or asphalt, so that your foot can pass across the ground. A lot of cheap trail shoes are available and most are neutral shoes, because you’re less likely to need the same assistance as on the road. You would like a cross- country shoe that offers the best of both worlds if you want to drive on the road to a trail. These can be a little heavier than a normal road shoe.