Going for a run is a great way to get enough exercise to stay fit (provided that you do it every day), kill stress, have a good appetite and go to bed on time. Seriously, we could do a post on all the benefits of running and we won’t know where to stop. However, this post isn’t about running, it’s about the biggest mistake most women make when they go running. Now, we all know that a woman can’t have enough pairs of shoes but we’ve noticed that a lot of women don’t understand footwear when it comes to athletic activities.
The reason why this is the case is that many shoe manufacturers oversell their products as so comfortable that you could run in them but they don’t mean actually run. Yes, the Vans and Superstars you own might be very comfortable when you’re walking but they don’t have enough shock absorption to keep your feet safe when you’re running, especially when you’re running on hard road surfaces.
Most of us don’t have a natural track nearby so the best they can do for a morning run is to go out and run on the road or pavement. These surfaces are hard and each time your foot hits them, there’s a shock that needs to be dispersed. Now, unless your shoes have remarkably amazing shock absorption, this shock is going to hit your heels and travel all the way up to your knees. This can cause fatigue in the short run and knee problems in the long run (pun not intended).
Read more about what kind of shoes you need to run on hard surfaces. Your shoes need to be durable, breathable and should have great shock absorption technology.