So clearly I'm one of these sheep that is inspired by the olimpics, and I feel like doing some running.
I didnt realise it was unusal untill I was looking at shoes today, but I run completely on my toes....
I have an INCREDIBLY high arch, so thats probably the reason.
I also have stupid tiny girl ankles that I have a habit of twisting to go along with my girly feet, so I'm a bit concerned about injury.
Aiming to do say, 10k every other day after I've broken myself in.
Anyone help my identify what I should be looking for in a running shoe?
ps, I know I could go and get my feet fitted properly, but Id rather see if I'm still running in a month first.
10k every other day and I would wager you wont be running in a months timeget some shoe adviceStart off easy and build slolwyIf you dont like it then you have yourself a nice pair of casual trainers
where does one even go to get proper shoe advice?
All the sports shops I can think of are mostly for buying football shirts and tracky bottoms....
Ross where do you live?If you have a Sweatshop or an Up and Running branch near you they would be a good place to start
If you run on your toes and never touch the ground with your heels, just buy anything comfortable. I once asked a gait analyst on the Mizuno stand at the VLM why he suggested over pronators when he clearly stated that I run entirely on my toes, without an incling of touching the floor with my heels. He couldn't answer me.
Ok thanks for the advise
to be more precise, I land on my toes, then my heel kinda touches the ground as my body moves forward, and then I push off again through my toes. no noticeable weight is transfered to the heel though.
Ball of foot=good. Toes=bad
Sslhp is right.
I presumed you meant the balls of your feet, but if you're up on your toes, it's likely to lead to stress fractures and other trouble in the end - unless your chosen distance is the 100 metres.
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