Running Shoes Vs. Walking Shoes
What makes running shoes good for running and walking shoes good for walking? The first difference is in the sole. Running shoes have thicker soles and can add up to a quarter of an inch to your stature. The powers come from the added extra rubber and other padding materials. Many may not notice the tons of pressure we put on our feet, ankles, and knees when we run, slamming our feet down hard enough to do physical damage, so running shoes need to have extra padding between your feet and the ground.
Running shoes, walking shoes, and even cross-training shoes are no exception to this rule. Running shoes have more designs and added flash. The technological difference is in the design. Running is performed with less mechanical flair. We land nearly flat-footed on the ground when we run. The shoes that they make for running have more to do with protecting your feet from injury.
Sports and Athletic shoes are similar but not identical. Sports shoes come in several styles depending upon the sport engaged in. There are basketball shoes, sports shoes for tennis or football, and even golf shoes for the avid golfer. Athletic shoes are even more durable because they are made for multiple sports.
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Today, when we buy athletic shoes, we make the purchase for reasons other than sport - Nurses and Medical professionals buy shoes for comfort and standing for long periods of time for weeks at a time; Overweight persons, dealing with obesity with sprained ankles and knee pain; diabetic patients; Boys, passionate about a game or a sports star; Girls, for fashion; all have specific reasons to go for a shoe model suited to their personal needs.
The Sole Expiration Date
The problem is that most of us do not realize when it is time to replace our shoes because the wear is not noticeable from the outside. A worn out pair of running shoes in dire need of replacement can look almost like new on the outside and bottom of the sole since it is the mid-sole (or middle sole) of the shoe that, in fact, takes the most punishment. All athletic shoes have this mid-sole, with the running shoe leading the way in thickness. In fact, mid-soles receive so much punishment that they wear out much more quickly than even the outer sole on the bottom of the shoe. It is recommended by The American Medical Association that the professional athlete, as well as anyone who exercises or runs in running shoes and cross training shoes regularly, has to have a track of their mileage and replace their running shoes after every 250 to 550 miles of wear.