Running Shoes That Promise to further improve Your Running Style

April 08 [Sun], 2012, 17:44
Barefoot Running and Forefoot Strike are the key words for runners in '09. At this time we are seeing a lot more Brands launching and promoting shoes who promise to improve your running style, either by building a barefoot feeling or by promoting midfoot and forefoot strike.

Why Barefoot?
We realize how shock absorption through the walking and running gait works: you land on your own heel and roll your foot in the grass up to the forefoot, where your foot lifts off. On this motion your arch collapses (pronates), absorbing the shock due to your body weight.

An objection that has been raised that since men run on Earth in prehistory, and may doing so barefoot - with a body engineered just to do that. Barefoot running supporters declare that modern running shoes promote an excessive heel strike, producing poor running form and many more injuries in the long run.

Unfortunately our running landscape has dramatically changed since prehistory - so we run on concrete and gravel a lot more than we do on grass or ground. We still need shoes to own safe and comfortable. A few sports companies are identifying shoes that promise to further improve our running form.

We have a look today at three: the Newton Running, the Nike Free and also the New Balance 800.

Newton Running
Newton is usually a relatively new running shoe company founded using a team of runners in Boulder, Colorado. The principle they based their shoes upon is straightforward: for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction, and it applies to the principle of running - by monster Dr Dre Beats Lady Gaga applying a force to the ground, the ground applies the same and opposite force on the foot, propelling you up and forward.

Newton Running created whole range of shoes that encourages running on your midfoot/forefoot, a technique and position that can help keep you running well, injury-free and faster. They consider this style of running as being a Land Lever Lift scenario.

Nike Free
Nike started referring to the advantages of Barefoot Running back 2005, when they first released nike free chipping the Nike Free runners. According to Nike, cushioning and support are needed in order to avoid injuries but, at the same time, all the cushioning and support that modern jogging shoes provide are making our foot's muscles lazy. And so women jordan heels the Free is created as being a training shoe, that nike heels for women to run a limited variety of miles amid your normal running schedule so that you can specially train the muscles which are not activated while cheap nike free running with normal athletic shoes.

New Balance 800
New Balance developed its 800 model together with the principles of ChiRunning as the primary goal. ChiRunning is a method of running instruction created by Danny Dreyer, an American Ultramarathon runner and Tai Chi practitioner. Its primary focus is usually to teach runners to move in a more efficient, natural way (heard this before?).

Without entering a lot of into detail, among the principles of ChiRunning is midfoot strike as opposed to heel strike. The NB MR800 principal purpose is in order to provide the maximum benefit for runners who strike because of their midfoot.

Do they work?
Both these footwear divide runners into two groups: the ones who use them and can't live without the improvements they achieved, and the skeptical ones. We tend to agree that running is not only about pounding mile after mile on an ongoing basis (even though this is the essence of running training). Running form is important both in preventing injuries and help us run longer, or faster. Now it is too early to say if the barefoot running movement will prevail on the current "heel cushioned" market. We know time, and miles, will state.
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