Almost every day I get asked the same question about shoes and it goes like this, “I hear that these new minimalist- type shoes can help improve my form and possibly prevent injuries, is this true and if so what brands do you like”? My response is always the same, the shoe has a role in the whole equation, but what is more important is what you put into the shoe than the shoe itself.
That is not to say that you should not take care when selecting the ideal running shoe for you. There is a wealth of brands to select from and even more individual shoes within those brands that they manufacture. It’s important to have an idea of your budget before starting your research as the price will greatly affect which ones you’re likely to go with. Perhaps using something like this adidas promo code will help give you a discount so that you can consider a greater range of shoes to purchase. Happy shopping!
Runners, please understand that YOU need to start discovering how your body is getting from point “A” to point “B”, and not just focus on the destination. We call this a Movement Signature, which is a term coined by Sparta Sports Science. Get to know your Movement Signature and whether it is optimal or suboptimal. Shoes can be part of this process, but they are not the magic bullet. Running is a skill! So start working on becoming more skilled in the art of running.
Enjoy the Process,
Jeff Moreno, DPT, OCS
Precision Sports Performance Running