HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR RUNNING SHOES? 

Regardless of your objective in training or in competition, whether you run 10k, half-marathon or marathon races, the performance running shoes are suited to all runners seeking to improve and perform on roads and who run 2 to 6 times per week. How to make the right choice?

OUR RUNNING BRAND

KALENJI

Our DECATHLON running and trail running brand proposes to you its useful tips.

There are two basic criteria for choosing the right shoes in order to reach your goal: the frequency (the number and the length) and your pace.

THE FREQUENCY OF YOUR RUNNING SESSIONS

The number of sessions is a good indicator to determine your running profile: intensive regular runner or rider? Your pace will then guide you to find shoes to fill.

INTENSIVE OR REGULAR RUNNER?

If you are used to running more than three times a week whether it is for training or preparing for a race, it is preferable to choose footwear with good cushioning that will ensure maximum comfort. Your pace will then determine the most suitable footwear for your needs.

THE INTENSITY OF YOUR RUNNING SESSIONS

For long runs or competitions from 10 to 12km/h

You are planning to complete more than three long outings per week at a speed of less than 12km/h? Preferably choose footwear with good cushioning that will reduce the shockwaves and ensure maximum comfort. The stability of the footwear will also be important for supporting your feet throughout your long outings.

For slightly faster running and competitions (faster than 12 km/h)

We suggest slightly more lightweight shoes. These have a more dynamic structure, providing better boost.

For achieving personal best times with speeds > 14km/h

If you enjoy running fast and achieving personal best times, you will regularly be running faster than 14km/h during your running or training sessions. An ultra-light ,fast and dynamic shoe will come in very useful for beating your personal best time. It is a perfect complement to the other models depending on the type of outing and session. I recommend this type of model for lighter runners. This will be a good complement to the other two models, depending on your type of running and training session.

ANTHONY

Running Expert

If you want to improve, your running sessions will have to increase in intensity. Choosing the right footwear is crucial if you want to improve with footwear that is best suited to your needs. When you run, your foot slides forwards by between a few millimetres and half an inch. To select the best running shoes for you, make sure your toes don't touch the front of the shoes, otherwise you may end up with blisters and black nails!

Half an inch or slightly less between your toes and the end of the shoes is advisable, so, your running shoes will probably be one size bigger than your everyday shoes.

 

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