5 MISTAKES TO AVOID
WHEN BUYING THE SHOES FOR SPORT
You can find a lot of suggestions on how to choose sports shoes, but often these tips do not rule out the possibility of mistakes, even trivial, but often they are trivial only after purchase.
1. MISS THE FOCUS
When we buy shoes to practice a sport, even as amateur, we need to know what sport we will practice. Trivial? Not for all.
Running, tennis and body building involve different movements and different environments; this is why shoes are designed with different features for each sport. Running involves repeated impacts of the heel on the asphalt, so the shoes will have good shock absorbing midsoles and abrasion resistant rubber soles; the upper light and breathable. In tennis there are continuous lateral movements and slides, so shoes have side reinforcements and smooth soles. The body builder needs secure support and containment of the foot, so the shoes will have smooth soles with a lot of grip and sturdy leather uppers.
If we want to start running, we can't use a tennis shoe because we think that the leather upper will keep our feet dry in case of rain: if we run, the feet will be wet because of sweat. And the tennis players? Unfortunately they will have to accept warmer shoes to have a greater safety and durability of the shoe.
2. BELIEVE THEY WILL GROW UP
Too small shoes. If you have never bought you're lucky. During the purchase we always try to conceive how much the shoe will stretch out with use. It's true, shoes usually stretch out, but only in width and in the forefoot area. Never in length. So we can't compare the size of shoes we have always worn with the size of the shoes we are buying: from brand to brand, but also from model to model there can be substantial differences. A 38 of décolleté could become a 40 for running and if we wear moccasins 42 we will need a 44 of that particular tennis model.
Usually half a centimeter of EMPTY space should be correct.
LOOK AT HE SOES WITH EYES
Shoes must be looked at with your feet
We know, for some people it's hard to bring home that yellow and green shoe with blue laces, but let's decide our feet this time, they have to run 10 kilometers, play an hour at tennis or lift 80 kilos 3x10. No problem if they don't match with the T-shirt that we purchased last month, our training partner will judge us only for that low-pace kilometer or our bad backhand.
LISTEN (TOO MUCH) TO THE FRIEND
"My friend feels fine, he defeated his historic opponent and fixed the knee problems."
Yes. He did. She did. Not you.
The temptation to buy shoes that have improved the performance or well-being of our friends hoping that they will work for us is also a gamble: you can win or lose. It's good informing and trying, of course, but only to understand how they are made, how they fit, how they work and what they have more or different from others.
Because our friends are different from us, starting from the feet, but also height, weight and performance are. We do not have to look for the best shoe in the world, we have to look for the best shoe for us.
TO BE (ABSOLUTELY) DEVOTED
If you always buy the same model, try something else. Honor and glory to the model that joined us in these years, improving our personal best and giving us no problem. And for sure it should be the first shoe we try. But be careful, because the model has been modified, lightened, and then they removed that seam, in short, they have improved it all over. But has it also been improved for our feet? That seam gave us support in the lateral movements? Did those extra grams cushion better? Are them a little narrower
You have always to be careful and not be tempted by memories
BONUS: 5 MISTAKES TO AVOID
AFTER PURCHASING THE SHOES
Ok, we avoided all the mistakes we could make. And now? How can we not ruin everything?
1. USE IT TOO LONG
We must consider both the age of the shoes and the real hours of use (or kilometers, depending on the sport).
The materials with which the current technical shoes are built give unimaginable performance until a few years ago, but tend to deteriorate quite quickly and after a couple of years they lose many of their protection and performance features, even if they are not used much. Aboute the use, it depends a lot on the type of shoe: for example, a running shoe for training should guarantee protection for 600/800 kilometers, depending on the weight of the runner, the step and the bottom on which it is used.
2. LACE THEM TOO CLOSE
Especially those who have a narrow foot, tends to try to improve the fit by tightening the strings as much as possible.
This behavior, however, often leads to excessive pressure on some areas of the foot, without bringing actual improvements. Better to look for a model that is more suitable for our feet or to use well-padded socks.
3. LACE THEM TOO LOOSE
Lacing loose a shoe allows the foot to move a lot. This easily leads to inflammation of the muscles under the foot known as plantar fascitis.
Once tied, the shoes could not to be removed.
4. CLEAN IN WASHING MACHINE
High temperatures, often aggressive detergents and repeated impacts on the whole shoe. All this reduces the life of the shoes and their functionality, going to dry out the materials and, often, to loosen the gluing.
Dry them in a shade, cool place, remove the dirt with a soft brush and wipe with a wet cloth. Your opponents (but also your friends) will not watch if your shoes are dirty. They are only interested in beating you.
5. USE THEM FOR OTHER SPORTS OR IN AFTER SPORT
If they are good for running will not automatically be good for the gym too. If you like shoes so much that you would never take them off, try to resist and don't wear them in the after sport.
Resist the temptation and use them only for the sport for which you have purchased them. They will last longer and will give you much more satisfaction.
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