Exercise shoes – Are they really necessary?
When performing activities, especially workout routines, the type of shoes you wear matters the most. If you happen to wear the wrong choice, you would end up feeling tired and restless. Which is why it is important to choose the right exercise shoes [รองเท้าออกกำลังกาย, which are the term in Thai]. When shopping around, you will notice that there are so many types of shoes for exercise. To narrow down your choice, you should take a look at the following category:
- Running shoes – Running is an activity that needs extra attention to footwear so as to prevent any types of foot and leg-related injury. Not to mention, wearing the right running shoes can maximize your comfort while you run. Running shoes are designed to protect the heel and forefoot. By wearing the right running shoes, you get to take your running experience to the next level.
- Walking – If you are the type of person who considers brisk walking as a form of exercise, then you have to wear shoes specially designed for walking. The perfect walking shoes are the ones that have a round and stiff heel so as to provide efficient support to the heel and toe. The sole should be flexible too. Check for the toe box and make sure you can bend and twist it easily. If your foot tends to sweat a lot, you should choose shoes with breathable mesh.
- Weightlifting – Choose shoes that have a flat and sturdy base such as a low-profile cross-trainer. There are also shoes specially designed for Olympic lifting; the ones with a rigid structure and small heel lift.
- Fitness class – The perfect shoes for fitness classes are lightweight with optimum ankle and arch support. Check the toe box and make sure it is wide and soft. The sole should be flexible enough to grip the floor.
As you can see, there are so many types of exercise shoes. So, when shopping for one, make sure you know what you are getting and see to it that it matches your needs.