Top Runners For 2015

Top Runners For 2015

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Know Your Foot Type Before You Buy

Most running shoes feel comfortable when you’re standing in a shoe store, but the true test comes several kilometres into your run. You’ll soon realize that the ideal shoe has more to do with your running style and the shape of your foot than it does with the logo stitched on the side. There are as many stride types, foot shapes, and foot strikes as there are runners, and no shoe will be perfect for everyone. To find the best running shoe, learn more about your foot type.  If you have a normal arch on your foot, you’re likely a normal pronator, meaning you’ll run best in a stability shoe that offers moderate pronation control. Runners with flat feet normally categorized as overpronate, so they will run well in a motion-control shoe that controls pronation. High-arched runners typically underpronate, so they will run best in a neutral-cushioned shoe that encourages a more natural foot motion.

  • Motion Control – over pronators
  • Stability – neutral pronators
  • Cushion – under pronators

Any of the top running or sport performance stores will be able to help you determine what type of shoe will work best for you and your sport.  Keep in mind, a pair of running shoes should last between 400 to 500 miles of running (three or four months for regular runners).

Whether you’re a runner, walker or gym enthusiast, here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store for 2015!

Saucony Breakthru

saucony breakthru

This is a brand new, lightweight neutral training shoe that’s built a bit closer to the ground for a faster feel. It has an 8 mm drop and promises to be fast and smooth. The Breakthru will appeal to a broad spectrum of runners and can be used on everything from daily training runs to marathon race days.

 

Saucony Triumph 12

The Triumph 12 has been completely overhauled with Saucony’s new IsoFit technology—a wrap system in the upper that creates a near-custom fit. The Saucony Triumph is a well-cushioned shoe with an excellent fit for a neutral runner looking for a comfortable ride during long runs.

 

 

Adidas Adizero Tempo 7

This shoe is for runners who prefer running in lightweight shoes that provides medial support. For long distance running, this shoe will match the mild over pronated runners. The Tempo 7 brings more mid-foot support for extra comfort and performance.

 

 

New Balance Vazee Pace

This speedster is a brand new shoe from New Balance that will bring you a light, neutral, cushioned ride, a snug fit and more toe spring in the front of the shoe to help you roll to new personal records.

 

 

Mizuno Wave Enigma 5

A neutral shoe with a luxurious, cushioned ride, the 10.9 oz Wave Enigma 5 is perfect for the runner seeking maximum shock attenuation and the plush, floating feel of “disappearing comfort.” Soft and flexible upper materials are constructed in a comfortable, sock-like fit.

 

 

ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 20

The GEL-DS Trainer 20 is a lightweight, stable and well-cushioned running shoe for over pronators. The shoe has been designed to have minimal stitching and material overlays to keep the overall weight of the shoe down, and to enhance breathability and comfort.

 

 

 
Sandy Jacobson
Sandy Jacobson is a world-class marathoner (four-time Canadian National Team Member), sports ambassador and advocate, who has been involved in athletics and fitness for more than two decades. She has won numerous awards in these capacities, and also has an extensive background in public speaking.

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