Many athletes wear the same pair of shoes for both training and running – and may think nothing of it. But is this really the best way to train? Training at the gym and running are two quite different activities that involve very different types of movement. And training and running shoes are designed very differently, even though they may look quite similar. You can wear your running shoes to the gym – but should you? Read on to find out.
With the abundance of running shoe brands around at the moment, it can be confusing to try and choose a shoe from amongst all the options. Should you buy a pair with all the bells and whistles of running shoe technology, or the cheapest pair you can find? Should you choose minimal or maximal cushioning? Would sturdy shoes or lighter shoes be better? Should you choose this brand or that brand?
We all know we need to be more active, and if most of us are being honest, it’s something we’re more than likely to struggle with. We’ve made our New Year’s resolutions (again) we have the best of intentions, but somehow, at the end of a long day when it comes to the choice between hitting the gym or slumping on the couch watching Netflix, Netflix wins every time.