Many women are running for exercise and to remain fit. For women playing any sports, running is part of their fitness routine. If they run only rarely, they may be able to run using sneaker shoes or other shoes. However, if they are running or jogging regularly, they should wear shoes specifically designed for running. In addition to being extremely uncomfortable, wearing the wrong shoes will usually cause injuries and other health problems. The benefits of wearing women’s running shoes are discussed below, so that the right shoe can be selected for running.
While running the heel of the runner is hitting the ground or floor, which is resulting in great force being produced since the body is decelerating. This force is absorbed by the body of the runner, if the shoes are not properly cushioned. Hence it is advisable to wear running shoes which have soles designed for better cushioning. These soles usually have multiple layers of foam made of material which will absorb the impact shock and reduce the damage to the joints in the body. So one of the main advantages of running shoes for women is that they are designed for shock absorption.
Usually women are running in the forward direction, and a running shoe is designed for movement in the heel to toe direction. This is unlike training shoes which are mainly designed for lateral movement. Also running shoes are designed considering the fact that the arches of the foot of the runners will be different. Some runners have flat arches while other runners have high arches due to which the feet will roll outward while running. Hence those who have high arches should purchase shoes with midsole support, to reduce the strain on their feet while running.
The user is running over different surfaces, and all these surfaces may not be smooth. So in addition to cushioning, the feet also require proper support so that the feet and ankles do not get twisted or injured. Running shoes are designed so that the feet get proper support, while running on surfaces which are not smooth, reduce pain and discomfort. The runner will also wear the shoes for a long time and the feet are likely to become sweaty, so the shoes are designed with insoles and uppers from material which will dry quickly so that the feet feel dry. The weight of the running shoes is also lower.
To get the maximum benefits from running shoes they purchase, women should choose the right size and shape of running shoes. The shoes should be slightly longer than the foot so that it will easily fit, and there is enough space for movement. If the shoes are tight, it will be uncomfortable and painful for the runner. It is also important to check the sole of the shoe periodically if the woman is running regularly. The soles will get worn out after some time due to friction, and this will depend on the distance covered. It is advisable to replace the shoes periodically, for regular runners, since the sole is damaged.