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New Adidas Barefoot Shoe

Barefoot shoe craze went a gear higher after Adidas announced the release of Adidas barefoot shoe. Adidas barefoot shoe is nick named, The Adipure Trainer.

Adidas Barefoot shoe photo / picture

Adidas barefoot running shoe is designed to mimic the experience of exercising barefoot while providing the protection, traction and durability of a shoe.

Adidas Barefoot shoe price

The Adipure Trainer, which is a cross between a glove for the feet and a traditional shoe, hits U.S. stores in November priced at $90.

Nike Free Barefoot Running Shoe

The first time I had that Nike have barefoot running shoe, I imagined it being something like a foot glove. In reality, Nike Free Barefoot running shoe looks just like any other Nike sneaker.

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Nike Free, Barefoot running shoe was designed to mimic the feel of barefoot running. Nike free barefoot running shoe engages the muscles of the feet, encourage good posture, and help train the wearer to land correctly.

Benefit of Nike Free Barefoot running shoe

The Nike Free Barefoot running shoes are designed to give you the benefits of barefoot running without sacrificing your feet.

Price of Nike Free Barefoot Running shoe

I checked various online stores and the price is just under $100

Best Shoes For Barefoot Running

As barefoot running craze continues to rise, barefoot running shoes have been gaining popularity.

Image courtesy of diets in review.

This barefoot running shoes are designed to re-create a the natural sensation of running “barefoot” on man-made surfaces like concrete and asphalt.

If you want to a buy a barefoot running shoe, you can read reviews for best barefoot running shoes at barefoot Running Shoes website.

Free Brooks Running Shoes

Two ways of getting your feet inside a pair of free brooks running shoes is to participate in their promotions that allows you to win a pair of free brooks running shoes or join their Brooks shoe testing program.

Brooks Shoe Testing Program

Brooks provides a select group of runners a chance to test their running shoes. You just need to apply as a tester by filling in an application form at their website.

Participant Requirement

  • Must agree to all terms of the Wear Tester Agreement
  • Agrees to return shoes upon request
  • Must live in the United States and be able to receive packages delivered by FedEx (Due to import/export duty and trade restrictions we are unable to ship testing product outside the U.S.)
  • Knows personal gait category and running shoe size (if not, please visit a running specialty store to be fitted before you apply)
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have regular access to the internet and a valid e-mail address
  • Able to provide detailed, helpful, and timely feedback effectively via email or phone
  • Agrees to use shoes only for running during testing (no yard work, rock climbing, etc.)
  • Wants to create a better Brooks shoe!

To apply to join Brooks Shoe testing program visit Brooks Shoe Tester Application Page.

Gait Analysis For Runners

Gait analysis is a procedure done to determine the running style of a runner. There are three types of running styles. These are over pronators, neutral and under pronators.

Gait analysis is done by specialist companies or offered inside running shoe shops. A salesperson typically videotapes customers running on a treadmill to figure out what type of stride they have.

Over pronators

Over pronators tend to land on the very outer edge of the heel. It is estimated 70% of runners over pronate.

Neutral

Thought to be the perfect running style. The body weight is well balanced from the heel to the front foot.

Under pronators

This ones are rare.

Doctors Advice

Runners are advised to get their running gait analyzed to determine their running style. Once you know your running style you can know the best type of running shoe to buy or alternatively you can buy special shoe inserts (known as orthotics and prescribed by a podiatrist) to rebalance your running stride.

Using the correct running shoe greatly reduces your chances of contracting an injury.

For a video demonstration of gait analysis visit fitness Uk.com

Tips For Buying Half Marathon Running Shoes

When it comes to road running there is no difference between a marathon running shoe and half marathon running shoe. So the next time you are shopping for a half marathon running shoe simply ask for a road running shoe.Although it will help the shop assistant serve you better if you inform him/her that you plan to run a half marathon.

If you want to run well and run safely. You will need a shoe that helps you maintain a balanced position.

Tips For Buying / Shopping for a Half Marathon Shoe

  1. Go first to a reputable store that specializes in running shoes.
  2. Shop for your running shoe at running shoe shops that offer gait analysis.
  3. Buy a running shoe that is a half size or so larger than your regular shoe. There should be a thumb’s width between the tip of your big toe and the top of the shoe.
  4. Once you wear the shoe they should feel comfortable right away.

Happy Shopping!

My Favorite London Running Shoe Shop

I was searching for information on london running shoe shop or store and I stumbled upon a runnersworld thread on recommendations for a good running shoe shop located around London.

The following comments / recommendations caught my attention: –

2 years ago tried on 10 (yes 10) pairs and ran up and down in the street in ALL of them before the assistant was happy the shoes were giving me the support I needed. From one user

Run and Become on Palmer Street near St James’s Park is the best I’ve been to. So helpful, they will let you run in the shoes along the pathway outside (pretty entertaining for those in the coffee shop opposite)and offer advice. From Second User.

The two recommendations were for Run and Become running store. I think the idea of allowing customers to test run the running shoes outdoors is brilliant. Run and Become has to be voted the best london running shoe shop / store.

How To Choose Running Socks For Marathon

Running socks are very important especially when you will be running 26.2 miles. If your heel starts to rub or you get a blister, it will make for a very long day and several painful days thereafter.

There are many running socks brand and most can be bought online or at your local running shoe store. When buying running socks choose one with the following benefits :-

1) Wicks away moisture from your feet

2) Helps prevent blisters

3) Is not made of cotton – you want to avoid cotton. Cotton retains sweat that causes blister

Running socks packs have a list of benefits written at the back.

Marathon Shoe Inserts

It is estimated the impact of hitting the surface while running on a road is 2-3 times your body weight. This impact is one reason why running does so much damage to runners knees, ankles and foot. One way of minimizing the impact is wearing marathon shoe inserts.

How Marathon Shoe Inserts Helps

When you run, your foot flexes and absorbs the shock on the body hitting a hard surface.Wearing shoe inserts while you are running can properly cradle your foot and its arches and give the much needed support to the ball of the foot. The ball of the foot is where the “spring” in your step occurs and eases your steps into a fast and smooth pace. The balance a good arch support shoe insert offers can make running fun and easy.

Where to Buy Marathon Shoe Inserts

Marathon shoe inserts can be purchased from your local running shoe store or you may order them over the internet.

Foot Arch Types : Normal Arch Type : Flat Arch Type : High Arch Type

These three images / pictures describe the three types of runners foot Arch types.

3 Types of Runners Foot Arch Type

1. Normal Arch Type

2. Flat Arch Type

3. High Arch Type

Images of runners foot arch type

Normal Arch type

Normal-foot-type

The normal foot arch type is the most type of foot among runners. Stability shoes are recommended for runners with this type of foot.

Flat Foot Arch Type

flat-arch-footAs the name suggests, the flat arch type is just flat. The shoe type recommended is stability shoes or motion control shoes.

The High Arch Foot type

high-arch-foot-typeLook at the red line, the arch is deeply curved inside. The high Arch type of foot is very uncommon. Runners with high arch foot type are advised to wear neutral cushioning shoes.

Images Courtesy of zappos shoes. The Number online running shoe seller