A proper Working boot can make the difference between proper running and injury, but how can you stand against a wall with such a large selection of shoes from the best friends, and understand what fits our foot? So it is possible, and the more demands we have, and we will understand better what we need to emphasize, the selection will be significantly reduced. In order to help you get to the store and not to brag, we have compiled 9 tips to help you choose the best work shoes that fits your needs
1. Different people have different opinions
Working boots are not washing machines. When it comes to high-quality electrical appliances there is consensus, but on the other hand you can easily find people who can only run with the X model of company Y, while other runners will be shocked by the same shoe.
This is a very individual product, and it is important to remember that if some shoes look great on your girlfriend and are very comfortable for her, that does not mean you should buy the same thing. Forget about wanting to match her and try to really understand if the shoes are right for you.
2. Make sure your shoes do not drop you
In many cases, sellers are asking us, “Are you running on the road or in the field?” Experienced runners will answer easily but novice runners who just get into things and still do not know where the new hobby will take them, are debating here. So think carefully about the area you live in and the runways that can interest you.
If you do not intend to leave the city, or if white dirt trails are considered for you, go for the road shoes. In any case, remember that if you decide to run on hard terrain that means stones, dunes or any variable surface that makes your ankles work hard, you will feel well how bad the road shoes are.
Of course, the ideal situation for someone who runs a lot is to have a pair of road shoes and a pair of space boots that are more massive. If you do not want to buy two pairs and you are interested in the two surfaces, choose a pair of shoes. In this case, they will serve you on the road, as long as you do not want to run a marathon and set a personal record.
3. Check yourself
Most models of Working boots are called “neutral models”. They will be good for a larger proportion of the workers, who statistically have no particular problems with the feet. On the other hand, many runners need different kind of shoes, and not everyone is aware of it.
Professional stores can get over it quite easily: if you’re not a new runner, bring in the previous shoes that can attest to your condition. If you are a new runner you will be brought on a treadmill and will photograph the movement of your legs behind. The video will show if the ankle and foot are at the same angle in the treading stage.
If so, you are neutral. If not, the foot will collapse inwards (right foot to left and vice versa) and in other words you have pronation. Those who have pronation recommend shoes with support, in which there is actually an additional part that supports the relatively high foot area (in cases of pronation) thus preventing collapse.
There are also shoes suitable for cases of more severe pronation typical of runners with a flat leg. These shoes are called MOTION CONTROLL and are characterized by greater support that helps stabilize it. By the way, overweight is also a popular pronation factor and weighty runners recommend shoes with as much support as possible.
In conclusion, if your bow is normal, the previous Working boots are not crooked and the treadmill test has passed successfully. If you are told that you are collapsing or see it well in shoes, try support. If you are destroying serial shoes or running with excess weight, try measuring the MOTION CONTROL models.
4. Put special emphasis on the scale
The most common sentence heard in shoe stores is “it will expand over time”. Do not let sellers use it when you buy Working boots. You should feel comfortable at the store already.
It’s a good idea to get to the shop in the afternoon, because that’s when our feet reach their maximum size after we’ve been standing for most of the day. Have you found a couple? Ask him to be one size larger than the shoes you normally wear. It is important to have a spacious space for the toes, otherwise you will find yourself without nails.
It is important that you do not click on the sides because if that does not necessarily get worse with time. If your foot is wide, ask for models that are manufactured with widths. Many companies produce certain models of E2 and E4 which are particularly wide.
On the other hand, be aware that the shoes are not too wide on you. How do you know? First of all, measure both shoes and tie the laces to the end. If the laces are too close together and the laces are too long, the shoe is narrow for you.
5. Your landing will result in additional filtering
There’s one little thing you need to know about yourself, and even if you’re a novice runner you’ll catch it fast. What is the first part of the foot on which you land during the run: the heel? Mid-foot? Or foot pads. This will lead to further filtering in shoes selection.
Another term related to Working boots and you should know is “Dropp”. This refers to the height difference in the sole between the heel and the foot pad. And why is it important to know what you are landing on? If you land on the middle of your foot, you really do not want your dop to be higher than average, because it will simply hinder you from performing the action you have been accustomed to.
Speaking of numbers, in such cases it is recommended to buy shoes with a drop of between 5 and 9 millimeters. If you land on the heel, it’s just the opposite. Look for shoes with a high drop of more than 10 millimeters to suit your style. If you land on the foot pads, you are open to all possibilities.
6. Do not rush to try shoes “of another kind”
Various studies published frequently cause changes in perceptions among manufacturers. This means that in many cases you will discover some different shoes that you have not really built on but they can be attractive. For example, minimalist shoes that are unsupported or drip and designed to make your running as natural as possible. Even if it’s his friends