Lesson 6: Choosing Running Shoes – Runchatlive Runners Guide

by | Apr 6, 2021 | Runners Guide Course Preview

Choosing Running Shoes

In Lesson 6 of the ‘Runchatlive Runners Guide’ course we take a look at another HUGELY popular topic discussed by runners, and one that again typically creates more disagreement than agreement: choosing running shoes.

Though many shoe shops still use the amount of ‘pronation’ they see when you run on their treadmill to prescribe you shoes, there isn’t actually any science behind it.

We are all too different to allow the creation of a norm or a categorisation system that puts us into three groups (high arch, normal arch, low arch). In fact, research shows that selecting a shoe based on how much your arch drops reduces injury no more than choosing a shoe at random.

So what do we use to select our running shoes? This episode should help you find answers! 

For access to this lesson and the rest of the ‘Runchatlive Runners Guide’ course (20 video lessons), you will need to be an annual premium member, which will also give you full access to everything else on the site. Full details can be seen HERE.    

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The Runchatlive Runners Guide course will give you the tools to take control of your running, saving a whole load of wasted money & time in the process! The 30 video lessons cover topics that al runners need to know about, including:

  • Warm ups
  • Cool downs
  • Stretching
  • Strength training
  • Running form
  • Gait Analysis
  • Running shoes & inserts
  • Breathing issues
  • Pain Education
  • Rehabilitation, and more!

Remember, for access to all 20 lessons in this course you will need to become an annual premium member

This course was inspired by the #Runaday #Runstreak #Challenge at www.runaday.co.uk officially launched April 1st 2021. We at Runchatlive decided to not only embark on their challenge but also create this course to help others, especially those new to running or returning from injury. For information on the Runaday challenge, click HERE!


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