Running shoes, well everyone knows what it is used for, yes, running. Almost everyone in the world uses it in training, working out. Also, we use them as casual wear, and many people follow insane trends and use many types of shoes. The revival of running brought about in the 18th century led to the creation of running shoes, which were meant to be light weighted and were supposed to grip to the ground. Initially, these were leather shoes.
Leather shoes were a big failure as they stretched when put in water. Later, rubber soles were attached to the leather shoes. People wore these products comfortably and there were no big drawbacks. People called these shoes, Plimsolls. The children popularly wore plimsolls. In 1852, Joseph William Foster set up a company called Boult (Now Reebok). His company made plimsolls and added spikes to the bottom of the shoes. He created what we now know as spikes or running shoes.
Development Of Running Shoes
The next significant development in this field was the use of vulcanized rubber and fabric together. The shoes were made of fabric, and the soles were made of rubber, and these shoes were tread designed. All these qualities made them light, flexible, and quiet. In 1948, they inaugurated Adidas and Puma. These two companies are now the leading companies in the world.
Today, there are so many shoe companies that manufacture all kinds of shoes. These shoes are suitable for all types of surfaces, styles, grips, distances, and speeds. Some of the dominant companies in the world are Adidas, Puma, Asics, Nike, New Balance, Brooks, and many more.
Sneaker culture has an insane trend in the world at present. The millennial age has brought a worldwide following for hip hop and rock n roll styles. Nike, Puma, Adidas endorse and manufacture hip hop running shoes, and converse manufactures rock n roll shoes. The people who collect sneakers are called ‘’Sneakerheads”.
Choosing The Perfect Running Shoes
How to choose a perfect shoe for running? Choosing a shoe that fits correctly in the afternoon or night can be useful because the foot tends to swell as the day passes. A shoe that comes around the foot comfortably is the best to choose from. The foot should be centered and should have a thumbs width between fingers and the tip of the shoe. Choose a shoe that has smooth fabric inside(reduces shoe bites and blisters), a sturdy sole on the outside. The shoe must be lightweight, durable, should withstand any amount of stress and pressure and should be of use for at least three years. Lightweight shoes have a life of 200-500 miles.
Lightweight shoes, Trail shoes, Stability shoes, Motion controlled shoes, cushioned shoes, supinators, and many more. Now that you know, why not hit the nearest running shoe stores and get them, start running and working out and be healthy, happy, and fit.