With so many different options on the market, choosing the right racing footwear can be a bit confusing. Everyone's feet and style of running is different so there are a few guidelines you should follow to ensure you get the right gear for your individual running style.
For high intensity training over short distances up to half-marathons it is usually best to invest in some good quality, lightweight running shoes. The benefit of lightweight racing shoes over other footwear is that they facilitate faster races and runs however the compromise is that you may have less protection for your feet than with a heavier racing shoe. That being said, lightweight shoes can make all the difference when it comes to optimizing your performance and vastly increase the benefits of your training sessions.
A lightweight racing shoe will have a lower profile which will help to improve the transfer of energy and will deliver a ride which is both fast and responsive. Also known as racing flats, wearing this style of shoe will provide a more competitive speed benefit over track and shorter distance events. The toe of a racing flat shoe will usually be slightly raised which encourages faster running through racing on the toe. They also feature good traction and flexibility which is essential for high performance during track events or quick times over longer distances such as half marathons.
As with all training shoes, a good fit is the key to optimum performance so make sure that your racing footwear fits snugly without being too tight and does not slip around the heel as this can cause blisters and discomfort while out on the track.
There are no products matching the selection.