Anatomy of a Running Shoe

This image illustrates the main components of a running shoe, and can help us as a visual reference for the future. A running shoe is primarly divided in two main components a shoe upper, which is the mesh/leather/synthetic part  you insert your foot in and lace up; a sole unit, which is itself split into [&hellip


 

3 types of Running shoes for 3 types of feet.

When it comes to running biomechanics, there are three types of runners (click here to find out what runner type you are). No matter what brand (be it Asics or Nike or NB), running shoes are divided into three main silos, each one addressing the specific needs of one of the three types of runners. [&hellip



 

Running shoes 101: Pronation and shock absorption.

Do you need a shoe that cushions your foot or one that supports it? If  you want to chose the right running shoe, the first concept you need to be familiar with is pronation. Every time you stomp your foot on the ground, either by running, jumping or walking,  you apply a force to the [&hellip


 

Running Shoes Guru

Welcome to Running Shoes Guru - Mens and Womens Running Shoes Reviews and tips from Running insiders !


 

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Welcome to Running Shoes Guru! Who are we? Hi! My name is Ruggero, I am 30-something and while originally from the Alps of Italy I now live in Amsterdam. I have always practiced a lot of sports in my childhood/teenage years. I used to be a competitive swimmer and a decent cyclist: if you are [&hellip


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