I'm choosing running shoes for regular running but I have a problem - my knees and foot hurt sometimes. I was going to choose shoes from Asics models but the consultant advised me to buy Hoka running shoes. What do you think about this brand?
Master of Sports of International class in track and field athletics, winner of the Zurich marathon, participant of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, multiple European Cup and Russian championships medalist, coach of the school “I Love Running”
Today there is a wide range of different running shoes brands and models. What running shoes are right for you and what to choose is not a simple the question.
Running shoes should correspond to the task in hand. In your case it's reduction or elimination of legs pain. So, the main selection criterion should be the availability of shock-absorbing sole. Almost all brands offer such models and you can choose what you like.
As for Hoka brand, I've never tested these shoes but reviews of my trainees about this brand are extremely positive.
What do you think about running shoes sold in Decathlon stores? The most expensive shoes are about 4-5 thousand rubles but the question of quality and characteristics of best running shoes in this store remains.
I have longitudinal flat feet, II grade. Usually, the doctors, of course, think I'm crazy because I run with a flat feet. But I know many people with the same diagnosis who run like me and don't have any problems.
I have two questions:
Should I buy special running shoes which are considered as shoes for runners with hyperpronation? My experience tells me that such running shoes don't differ significantly from ones for neutral pronation.
Where can I order insoles which could be used instead of usual insoles of running shoes in order to reduce potential harmful impact of running with flat feet?