much energy is lost during foot contact," explains Dr Sharon Dixon, a senior lecturer in biomechanics at the University of Exeter. "More energy is lost on less 'stiff' surfaces. A very soft surface like sand will dissipate more energy than Tarmac
“The emphasis in all plyometric exercises is on ‘intensity technique’ – the more dynamic the move and the greater the power generated, the fewer foot contacts are required,” says strength and conditioning coach Jamie Sawyer. “As training phases
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designed for top athletes.They're ultra light and feature a snug and breathable fit with flexible mid-foot support. The heat and sweat reducing mesh that covers them means they are ideal for fast summer runs.Features include: adiPRENE insert in the heel
than the sock and your foot. They also effectively wick away moisture and their antimicrobial material keeps bacterial growth at bay. An arch grip means movement is minimised and friction eliminated in that blister hotspot.The short design means they
X-Socks Run Performance Socks (£11.50)Kerry says: Protect your Achilles tendon with these performance socks with heel and toe cushioning and support.With a specific sock for right and left foot, you'll have the benefit of a glove-like fit. The ankle
hope the Shoe Finder will help you head to the shops with confidence.We've tried to keep the technical talk to a minimum, but a few references to your biomechanics (the way your foot moves) are inevitable. If you find you can't tell your insole from
of the foot. The Flyknit Lunar1+ comes in five bright new colours too to make sure you look as good as you feel out on the road. Watch the video clip above to find out more and buy now at nikestore.com.
are fully prepared for next month’s London marathon, ASICS is offering a free Foot ID and gait analysis to all costumed runners, providing essential information on running style and the running shoes that would be best for them.London charity marathon runner
landscape.Salomon will also be providing a selection of trail shoes for participants to try out. There will also be foot health experts on hand to offer advice. All participants will get a free pair of Salomon socks and an Ordnance survey maps before
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