The best running shoes for daily training
Most runners and runners use a running shoe model to run, be it training during the week, or competition, in the race on Sunday. It is a necessary complement, the most important if possible, of everything you need to be well equipped. There are many types of training, as many as races to prepare for, athletes, levels, environments,… But there is one type of shoe that is the most used in all of them: the so-called daily training shoes. Why are they called that? Well, because many factors are taken into account in its construction. Apart from the fact that they all work on having specific characteristics such as lightness, cushioning capacity, stability, support, breathability, grip, flexibility, durability, etc., they must also be able to absorb the workloads that are required of them… And it is in training where the greatest loads occur, which normally translate into kilometers of training or time spent running. It must be borne in mind that training is not the flower of a day. That is, at the end of training, the runner or runner, fatigue aside, must be in the best conditions to be able to work in the next session. The shoe collaborates with the content of the training in that this is so: working in favor of the runner and preventing, even avoiding, injuries. We have mentioned characteristics that these daily training shoes must have. We are going to explain a little what of what, and why.
The Running Shoes must be well cushioned because it has to withstand the passage of many kilometers, whether they are continuous or accumulated over time. This is especially important in a treadmill, since the passage of kilometers takes its toll on men and women and the midsole must be able to absorb the maximum of the negative effects caused by the impact with the ground when running.
In a generic way, the shoe must be stable, so that its owners are guaranteed a correct tread. This means that when the user falls with all his weight on it during the step, it must remain stable and not yield laterally. But there are also shoe models that incorporate extra elements to enhance stability and curb aspects such as overpronation. They are the shoes that are popularly known as “pronators”.
All the elements are focused on being built with the lightest materials, so that the resulting shoe is as light as possible and thus benefits those who use it. In a daily training shoe it is not as critical as in a competition shoe, but that does not mean that lightness is not important.
Breathability: Due to the effect of sweat, from the foot itself and from that which runs down our body and our legs, it is necessary that the material that covers the shoe is capable of perspiring in the best way and keeping the foot as dry as possible. And especially if we are going to use a training shoe in long sessions.
The mesh that surrounds the foot is light and breathable, but flimsy, which is why the shoes use elements such as synthetic leather, heat-sealed and others, to especially reinforce the medial part of the foot, where it is most necessary.
Grip and traction: two sometimes confusing concepts that want to explain how important it is in a running shoe that the shoe grips the ground so as not to skid (especially on the ground, in the curves or the paint of the zebra crossings) enough to have the necessary traction to launch the body forward in pursuit of the next stride. And although a training shoe is associated with not going fast, it does not mean that having a good grip is not important.
And there is more: Response, elastic memory, reflectivity of the materials, impermeability and others, are more characteristics that any type of technical shoe must have, also those for daily training.