8 reasons to start running now!

What is better than a beautiful body with a sound mind?Heard about the best butt-kicking, calorie- blasting working out? Yes- You are right! Running it is!

There are endless reasons why you should start running now! Let’s have a look at some of them:

  1. Be Fitter, Get better!

You want to burn calories? For a person weighing about 75 Kgs, It can burn about 850 calories an hour. Just saying!

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  1. Increased Self Esteem

Anything better than feeling confident about yourself? Runners who run outside in natural surroundings showed increased self esteem ! Yes, even more than those who spend hours in the gym!

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  1. Love your heart

Running for an hour in a week can reduce the risk of heart diseases immensely compared to the non-runners.

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  1. Burn the stress!

Running has a great hand in remodeling your brain, making it calm and stress resistant! Yeah! Now this is a great reason to hit the ground now. Who isn’t stressed these days?

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  1. Go Green!

Who doesn’t love nature? You get a chance to feel that green fresh grass tickle your toes. Just avoid the injuries while running this way!

  1. We all need Stamina!

Proven Fact- Running regularly will definitely improve stamina and make workout more enjoyable and refreshing. A great reason to be fitter, isn’t it?

  1. Save some hard earned money!

Forget to spend thousand on your gym and fancy equipment. All you need is- a good pair of running shoes which you can buy from our store as well!.

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  1. You can do it anywhere!

You don’t need to look for a perfect place. Be it your treadmill, apartment, park or a road, All you need is- the right motivation to run!

The reasons you need to start running are never ending! You just have to grab the right pair of shoes without wasting any more time.

Don’t worry! We will help you with that as well. Check the info graphic below which will help you in choosing the right pair of shoes for you.

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Top Selling Running Shoes

It’s essential to invest in a pair of proper running shoes if you want to run regularly. Shoes designed for runners serve two main purposes:

  1. Protect you from injury – by absorbing the impact on your feet and body.
  2. Maximise forward speed – by providing traction to grip the ground well.

 The various types of running shoes are shown below:

Motion control running shoes:

These shoes are suited for feet that roll inward too much, or overpronate. They are designed in such a way to reduce or control the excess rolling action of the foot and act as shock absorbers too. These shoes tend to be fairly heavy but at the same time are durable. The features of motion control running shoes include a polyurethane mid-sole and carbon rubber out-sole for durability.

Cushioned running shoes:

In the case of runners whose feet do not roll inward or outwards, cushioned running shoes are important. This is because it is the rolling movement that helps absorb the shock that would otherwise be sent through the joints to the spine. The cushioning is designed to reduce the shock when the foot hits the ground.

Stability running shoes:

These shoes are a compromise between motion control and cushioned shoes.  They provide a cushioning, medial support and durability. They tend to prevent excess motion and are suitable for those runners who have normal arches and require some medial support and good durability.

Lightweight running shoes:

These shoes are lighter and more responsive than standard trainers and may have varying degrees of cushioning and/or stability, but they are too lightweight to be classed as motion control shoes. These are ideal for fast-paced training or racing.

Some of the top selling shoes from the Kalenji brand are:

Kalenji ELIOFEET Man:

These shoes are so lightweight that you won’t even notice them. The shoe comes with a highly useful strap which allows for easy tightening/ loosening of it. The Kalenji Eliofeet is made up of a breathable 3D mesh with double synthetic coating which provides a high degree of comfort while running. Another important feature of this shoe is that they are equipped with a textured sole which offers extra grip and also a sock liner which is designed for optimum foot comfort. The Eliofeet is equipped with the CS technology which provides optimum absorption and distribution of shock waves for high-performance.

Available at www.sports365.in for Rs. 2,901(discount of 17%)

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Newfeel Many Lightweight Walking Shoes:

These shoes which are available in multiple colour combinations are suitable for both men and women. The Newfeel Many LightWeight Walking Shoes can be used for dual purposes. Besides being ideal for running and walking, theses shoes can also be used for casual outings. The shoes are composed of a stitched canvas panel which adds to the glamour quotient. The textured hard sole gives you the grip that will keep you balanced when you walk on rough surfaces. Made from a combination of the finest canvas and rubber, these shoes take style to another level and do not compromise on the comfort aspect as they are provided with a padded foot bed.

Available at www.sports365.in for Rs.649

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Kalenji ELIORUN:

The Kalenji ELIORUN is well suited for both the experienced runner as well as the novice who is looking for a comfortable run. It is an extremely light-weight and appealing pair of running shoes which is suitable for use in any kind of environment. The Eliorun relies on the CS cushioning concept, comprising an EVA ring at the heel which helps shock absorption over the long term. Since it is provided with an ergonomic sock liner, the shoe ranks very high in the comfort aspect.

Available at www.sports365.in for Rs. 4893 (discount of 5%)

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Kalenji Ekiden 50:

The Kalenji Ekiden 50 satisfies all the qualities which are desired while looking for a pair of running shoes: arch support, cushioning and superior comfort. These light-weight shoes come with a side strap which provides extra support. An important feature of these shoes is the breathable synthetic mesh which allows for a good air circulation. The composition of the shoe is as follows- the upper part is made up of mesh and synthetic, the midsole has injection-moulded EVA foam which aids in shock absorption and consists of a rubber outsole.

Available at www.sports365.in for Rs.1199

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Choose from a wide range of running shoes at www.sports365.in from all the top brands such as Kalenji, Nivia and NewFeel. We bring these shoes to you at amazing discounts thus making it easier for you to stay fit!

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Running shoes buyer’s guide.

For a good running experience, buying the right kind of shoes is vital. The repetitive nature of running makes it necessary for the shoes you use to properly support your feet. Good running shoes are designed to support and cushion your feet for the forward running motion. Buying running shoes doesn’t have to be very difficult. This guide will give you some pointers on how to purchase the best running shoes.

Given below are the features of running shoes

  • Arch support – The level of arch support varies and your requirement depends upon your foot type.
  • Upper and toe box – The upper section of your running shoe is made of mesh, leather or some type of breathable synthetic material. The toe box is the area where your toes are, and they should allow your toes some room to breathe.
  • Outer and mid soles – The outer sole is at the tip of the shoes and it offers traction when you run on slopes and allow your feet to roll forward easily. Midsole offers stability along the bottom and back of the toes.

To buy running shoes you must first be able to identify your arch type.

This will help you buy the best running shoes for your feet.

 Normal foot: A normal foot lands on the outside of the heel and rolls inwards slightly to absorb shock. It’s the foot of a runner who is biomechanically efficient and therefore doesn’t need a motion control shoe. The best shoes for this foot type will be Stability shoes with moderate control features.

 Flat foot: It usually indicates an overpronated foot – one that strikes on the outside of the heel and rolls inwards (pronates) excessively. Over time, this can cause many different types of overuse injuries.

Motion control shoes or high stability shoes with firm midsoles and control features that reduce the degree of pronation are the kind of shoes you should choose if you have flat feet. Stay away from highly cushioned, highly curved shoes, which lack stability features.

  High arched foot: A curved, highly arched foot is generally underpronated. Since it doesn’t pronate enough, it’s not usually an effective shock absorber. The best high arched running shoes are cushioned (or ‘neutral’) shoes with plenty of flexibility to encourage foot motion. Stay away from motion control or stability shoes, which reduce foot mobility.

                      

ROAD/TREADMILL SHOES      

If you run on smooth surface like a treadmill or on the road or other even terrain, your shoes will have these features:

  • Durable and well cushioned sole
  • Lightweight and responsive
  • Great shock absorption
  • Offer good support and comfort
  • Excellent flexibility
  • Offers some traction and stability

 

TRAIL SHOES/ OFF-ROAD RUNNING SHOES

If you are a trail runner, you need heavier traction and more stability to run on rocky, root- strewn woodlands and other uneven terrain.

Features

  • Increased outsole traction
  • Uppers come with toe bumpers
  • Reinforced stitching for more durability
  • Usually built light and low-to-the ground to move fast
  • Less cushioning than a road shoe
  • Absorbs shock, stabilizes the foot and returns energy
  • Water resistant
  • Oversized lugs to overcome mud and soft ground with ease

TRACK SPIKES

If you are a track and field runner, you will know that track spikes are unique. They   are designed for speed and are specially used by track athletes. It is created without any cushioning which is generally not recommended in a running shoe. But the short duration of the track events makes it possible to eliminate cushioning without creating any negative effects. Coaches recommend spikes to keep the foot in proper position while running.

Features

  • A set of sharp ceramic or metal spikes screwed into the front of the shoes for aggressive traction
  • Exceedingly lightweight
  • Curved and tapered toe
  • Breathable mesh uppers with supportive overlays
  • Should fit your feet like a sock

There are 3 basic types of track spikes for different racing distance.

  • For sprinters up to 200 meters
  • For middle-distance runners of 400 to 800 meters
  • For distance longer than 800 meters

The spike plates are of 3 types depending on the track surface.

  • Smooth plastic for hard tracks
  • Shark teeth for softer, rubberized surfaces
  • Plates with lifters designed for sprinters racing on their toes

RUNNING SHOES FOR MEN

When you run, your body absorbs a force of about three times your body weight every time you hit the ground. You need the right shoes to protect you from all the pounding. You can go for the shoes which give you enough stability and cushioning depending on the surface on which you prefer to run.

RUNNING SHOES FOR WOMEN

Ladies, if you are searching for a good pair of running shoes, first you need to agree that running is a low-tech and low-hassles sport. It can help you lose that stubborn baby fat by just devoting some time to run and invest in a good pair of shoes. Or if you are just looking to be fit, this is the best exercise to burn calories. You need not spend a fortune on buying a good pair of shoes for yourself. All you need is one which is best suited to you. There are shoes with light cushioning and gives you enough support and stability as you run. It makes you feel good after all the running you have done as that is the key to enjoy it.

RUNNING SHOES FOR KIDS

Kids love bright colors. The coolest running shoe for kids comes in an array of fun colors that kids will just adore. We have a wide selection of funky shoes for your little one which will make their feet looking picture perfect. These kids’ shoes provide excellent support and cushioning for their feet to absorb shock as they run. Some kids prefer to walk and run barefoot and we have shoes which will give them the exact feeling of being barefoot. Whether they are jumping across or running in the garden, it will give them freedom, flexibility and enough underfoot space to move.

When buying running shoes online, you can check out our website www.sports365.in to choose from an array of brands like Nivia, Kalenji and many more.