Original price AED 999.00 - Original price AED 999.00Original priceAED 999.00AED 999.00 - AED 999.00Current price AED 999.00
The Hyperice Vyper 3 is an advanced foam roller that helps you loosen muscles before a workout and recover faster from workouts. You can choose fro...View full detailsOriginal price AED 999.00 - Original price AED 999.00Original priceAED 999.00AED 999.00 - AED 999.00Current price AED 999.00
Original price AED 130.00 - Original price AED 130.00Original priceAED 130.00AED 130.00 - AED 130.00Current price AED 130.00
The Game On Visor lets you have open air freedom up top, and sun glare protection where you need it most. A curved brim offers a comfort-casual sty...View full detailsOriginal price AED 130.00 - Original price AED 130.00Original priceAED 130.00AED 130.00 - AED 130.00Current price AED 130.00
Original price AED 0.00 - Original price AED 0.00Original price AED 0.00AED 839.00AED 839.00 - AED 839.00Current price AED 839.00
Discover these high-performing Oakley sunglasses specially selected for you by Sunglass Hut. If ordinary sunglasses just don’t fit, Fives Squared i...View full detailsOriginal price AED 0.00 - Original price AED 0.00Original price AED 0.00AED 839.00AED 839.00 - AED 839.00Current price AED 839.00
Original price AED 59.00 - Original price AED 59.00Original priceAED 59.00AED 59.00 - AED 59.00Current price AED 59.00
Made from a lightweight, fast-drying fabric, the 2XU Performance Visor has you covered in all conditions. Garment Features Lightweight run visor S...View full detailsOriginal price AED 59.00 - Original price AED 59.00Original priceAED 59.00AED 59.00 - AED 59.00Current price AED 59.00
Original price AED 150.00 - Original price AED 150.00Original priceAED 150.00AED 150.00 - AED 150.00Current price AED 150.00
Made from soft-touch fabric, the adjustable cap features a six-panel, unstructured crown for a classic, wear-anywhere look. FEATURES 100% chino co...View full detailsOriginal price AED 150.00 - Original price AED 150.00Original priceAED 150.00AED 150.00 - AED 150.00Current price AED 150.00
Measuring gait choosing the right running shoe
How To Determine Your Running Gait — And Why It Matters
Whether you're a running newbie or a marathoner, this could make a huge difference in your training.
In theory, running seems like the simplest form of exercise. You lace up your shoes and hit the pavement (or the treadmill). But without a proper understanding of your running mechanics, you might be doing your body a disservice-and potentially setting yourself up for injury. It is common for runners to not know how their stride is and where the foot lands.
What Is Running Gait, Anyway?
Essentially, your gait is your manner of moving on foot. (think of how you might be able to spot a friend from a distance by the way she walks), understanding your gait-which is first developed, crazy enough when you learn to crawl as a baby and where you fall on the scale can be a useful tool for helping you run more adeptly.
Running gait is broken down into three types of pronation or how your foot strikes the ground.
- Neutral/normal pronation is when your foot comes in complete contact with the ground, rolling inward about 15 per cent to absorb shock.
- Underpronation or supination is when the outer part of your heel hits the ground first, and your foot rolls inward at less than 15 per cent.
- Overpronation occurs when your foot rolls inward more than 15 per cent, which can cause stability issues with your foot and ankle.
So why should you even care? When shopping for running shoes it's helpful to have a proper understanding of your gait, as it will affect which shoes will enhance rather than hinder your performance.
How to Check Your Running Gait
If you're serious about running, the best way to zero in on your gait is to visit a running store where an expert can analyze your form as you run on a treadmill. For beginners, home is a great place to start.
The easiest way to determine your gait is to have a friend watch you run from behind, if your knees are coming in, you're overpronating; if they're turning out slightly, you're under pronating.
Keep track of your aches and pains: It also helps to keep a record of your running history. Record when you run and how you felt afterwards: Did you have pain on the inside of your shins or knees? If so, you might be overpronating. Pain in your ankles can signal under pronation.
Check out your soles: Take note of the wear pattern on your current running shoes, too. Does the inside tip of the shoe look worn? If so, that's a sign you're overpronating. Under pronators will notice more wear on the outer edge of their shoes. You can also line up your well worn kicks and look at them from behind do they appear to tilt outward or inward, or sit flat?
Luckily, You Don't have to Change Your Gait
Now that you know a little more about how you run, use that information to your advantage. Understanding your gait can help you run longer, stronger, and injury-free. Regardless of what you learn, there's no reason to try to correct your gait, science says the best running stride is the one that comes naturally to you.
When selecting a running shoe, the principles of a shoe should be to allow your foot to behave like a foot under the conditions that you are using it.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you're not the same size in running shoes as you are in a heel or slip-on shoe. A helpful tip: When trying on shoes, make sure you have a thumbnail of the room from your longest toe to the top of the shoe.