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November 15, 2010 / miked559

The Asics Gel Nimbus 11

The eleventh incarnation of the Gel Nimbus running shoe series by Asics is crafted with the brand’s trademark IGS, or Impact Guidance System, to guarantee a more fluid and smoother motion and improve the natural gait of the foot from heel strike to toe off. The Asics GEL Nimbus 11 features a responsive midsole made from Asics trademark top quality rubber compound called Solyte, designed to reduce shock on impact.

Asics GEL Nimbus 11 carries on in giving maximum cushioning and outstanding platform feel after 10 years at the top of the brand’s cushioning line. These running shoes features a wide, supportive platform as well as a new comfort centric lightweight upper suitable for a variety of foot and gait types.

October 25, 2010 / miked559

Break In Your New Running Shoes Effectively

Having the right pair of running shoes is the most essential factor to consider for any casual or professional runner. Taking the proper steps in selecting and breaking in a new pair can make a big difference between a smooth run and an uncomfortable run which will give you blisters and foot pain.

The first thing you need to do is determine your foot type and choose the appropriate running shoe. Before you buy your choice, make sure to try them on. It is essential to break in the running shoes before buying them. Choose the pair that you like and walk them around the shoe store for half an hour to determine if these are the right pair for you. Don’t forget to wear the socks you usually wear in your runs.

Select the size with half an inch of space between your longest toe and the front of the shoe. If you run frequently, it is important that you invest in one of the best running shoes according to your foot type to avoid injuries. You can buy two pairs and rotate them on a regular basis to extend the life of each pair. Break in your new pair by at least 50 to 60 miles. You can break in effectively in your new running shoes by running at least on long run and add several shorter runs. If you intend to prepare for a marathon you need to break in your new pair of running shoes at least 2 to 3 weeks before the event.

It would be wisest to get your new pair of running shoes from a retailer with a resident running shoe specialist. These retailers can determine your foot type according to the height of your foot arch and your gait. They can also give you enough time to test the running shoes on a treadmill before you decide on buying them.

Best running shoe brands:

Mizuno running shoes

Asics running shoes

October 12, 2010 / miked559

Different Types of Running Shoes

If you are committed to the sport of running, you will want to make sure that your have reliable running shoes. A lot of people have little idea how the choice of top running shoes affects the performance. Many people think that any type of athletic sneakers will be sufficient for running. Running shoes are certainly different from ordinary athletic shoes in terms of design and function. The major difference lies in the soles of the running shoes. Running shoes soles are specially designed and developed to provide maximum cushioning, stability and motion control. Soles of running shoes generally enhance the runner’s onward motion as the soles effectively absorb and disperse shock on impact. Compared to your average athletic shoe, a running shoe generally has thicker heels. Below are the three common types of running shoes.

1) Cushioned Running Shoes

These types of running shoes are designed to provide optimum cushioning for runners with high arches. Regular athletic shoes may not provide a good amount of cushioning that can lead to knee, ankle and splint problems. A good pair of cushioned running shoes can prevent this. These shoes are intended to effectively absorb shocks upon impact and spread the energy all throughout the shoe, thus preventing injury.

2) Stability Running Shoes

The heel area of stability running shoes is specially developed to deliver pressure for the foot to roll inward. These types of shoes are ideal for runners with normal arches.

3) Motion Control Running Shoes

The design of these shoes provides runners a great deal of control with their motion. Motion control running shoes are specially designed for runners with low arches or flat feet. Runners with flat feet often experience overpronation and the ideal running shoes for overpronators are the ones that provide optimum motion control. Some motion control shoe designs are developed to correct overpronating feet. The soles are generally wider to prevent the feet from turning in.

It is important to understand the type of your feet before you choose the best running shoes that will improve your performance in your next run.

Best running shoes for stability, motion control and comfort:

Mizuno Wave Creation

Asics Gel Kayano

Asics Gel Nimbus

September 25, 2010 / miked559

Looking for the best running shoes?

A few years ago, I had no idea what the best running shoes were. As long as the brand is trusted and the shoes feel snug, I would get them. But after already having two bad pairs of running shoes I have realized that most running shoes are not that good. Next, I’m going to talk about the new balance 993, which is by far one of the best running shoe out there. I decided to get the new balance 993 after getting sore feet from using other running shoes. The reason I choose this shoe above all others is because of its excellent cushioning, great arch support and outstanding motion control.

Running is made easier with the 993, with an awesome light weight design. I’ve not had a single problem with these running shoes so far. The new balance mr 993 running shoes are also affordable, and are a top choice among runners.

So, what are the 993 running shoes made of? First, the shoes upper is made from strong pigskin leather and soft synthetic mesh. New balance running shoes are perfect for both long distance and casual runners. The 993’s out sole is both durable and soft being made from N-Durance rubber. The 993 has some of the best cushioning thats durable and soft, and the shock absorption is amazing. The 993 also features Bazorb DTS for improved cushioning and easy weight transition.