Nowadays, people get so caught up in their own routines that they forget how interesting, fun and healthy some hobbies can be. Whether you’re active or completely sedentary, an extra walk or run each day can be beneficial for your cardiovascular health.
Running is one of the best exercises to burn fat because you instantly burn calories. Your lungs get stronger and your breath becomes deeper. Your hearts becomes more trained because it’s a muscle itself.
But, what is supination? Why can supination be a problem for those who like running?
Everyone knows good posture is beneficial to your health. Supination is a situation where people tend to put most of their weight, or even all of it, on the outside of their foot. They tend to have structural issues because they force their feet in excessive movements such as running, jogging and even walking.
It can be dangerous for your ankles, knees, hips and bones. The overall feeling of sore feet cannot be too bad, but putting stress on your feet during a longer period of time can create problems that cannot be „erased“ later.
That’s why you have to invest in great running shoes. Even if you don’t run, but only walk or jog, you should pay attention to how your feet are feeling in your shoes. If you have appropriate sneakers, you can save yourself money, time and energy. Let’s not even mention the fact that you will save your knees and hips along with your ankles.
What should you be looking for in shoes appropriate for supination?
First and foremost, high arches.Your feet have to fit perfectly in the shoe and you shouldn’t feel excessive weight on any part. By putting the back of your foot in a higher position, you are forcing your foot to balance the rest of the weight in order to be stable.
Another thing you should be focusing on is the flexibility. You don’t want a „sponge shoe“ that will let your feet go everywhere and all over the place, but you want a shoe that won’t force your foot to stand in a certain way where it’s not natural for you.
If you force your foot to be in one place and don’t allow it to move along with the shoe, not only will the running be uncomfortable, but your feet will make indents in the shoes to make them fit better. This means that if you tend to put your weight on the outside of the shoe, your feet will make indents on the outside of the bottom.
What fits most people with supination are soft and foamy cushions. Of course, you don’t want to be swimming in the shoe (it’s not a water bed), but finding a shoe that you’ll be able to fit into and then make it tighter without it hurting may be a good option.
Something that a lot of people ignore is the „natural“ feeling to shoes. They tend to buy popular models without actually feeling how their balance in the product is doing. If you feel like you could use a better-balanced shoe, don’t spend your money on this popular model you’re insecure in.
Each person’s different and so are people’s feet. Not everyone is made for the most popular Nike’s on the market, you have to feel secure, safe and sound in them.
Silicone or rubbery bottom is practical for those who like to jump around and move fast. Your feet need to land softly, especially if they are usually used to rough treatment. For those that suffer from supination, it’s important that you have „safe landing“ which won’t hurt your ankles since there is already excess pain and stress put onto them.
If you tend to have cramps in your shin or your calf, this means that you don’t balance good and that your muscles aren’t being properly treated. Warm-ups and cool-downs can help, but if you don’t know the mechanism of muscles, you won’t be able to help them.
Muscles work in pairs and so does the shin and the calf. This means that at one point in movement all of the stress is on your shin, none on your calf and vice versa. If you have supination, your movements are irregular and you won’t be able to help them.
However, some shoes tend to make things better.
Some people like to run in nature. While nature can really calm you down and give you a wonderful experience that many consider as efficient as meditation, what’s not so relaxing is the fact that you have to clean your shoes later if you run into dirt.
That’s why there are models ideal for supination that were actually made for tougher tasks. These bad boys are made from stronger materials and can be cleaned easily.
And of course, last but not least, looks are important. Whether you suffer from supination or just want a really high-quality shoe, you must want something visually attractive too.
If you’re a trendsetter or wish to become one, we have a few models that will fit you just perfectly.
Don’t forget the most important piece of advice: we are all different and have different needs. You have to buy the shoe that fits you best and makes you feel good while you’re running. If you don’t like them and are buying them for the popularity or looks, don’t bother being excited about them.
Also, it’s a good investment to make so don’t be afraid to give a bit more money for a high-quality pair of shoes. It will pay off with every painless kilometre you make. Enjoy your runs and stay safe, healthy and happy!