The Nike Shoe – The shoe that got me started Posted on January 13, 2018
Picture 1 – Nike shoe
At the onset of training, it is wise to run with a trainer, a shoe that gives cushion. A racing shoe is very light and provides nearly no comfort at all and it is vulnerable to get injured. Hence, it is wise to run with a racer when one wants to race only and not for training purpose. If used for training purposes frequently, one will get injured easily. In the past, I used Nike Elite only for racing purpose.
Having said on racing, when it comes to training where which has high mileage, it is important to wear a shoe that has cushion.
There are various shoes that I like to wear like Nike, Adidas, Asics and New Balance.
Of those shoes, recently, I found that I like to wear Adidas training shoe, not really for racing but for mileage purpose, as it is light and has the styrofoam technology for the running the mileage.
In the past, when my friend, Ow Kok Meng, introduced me to Nike, I like the Pegasus Series. I found it hard to get any injuries.
Another shoe that I like to wear is Asics, for its gel technology. A gel represents similar to synovial fluid in knee which assists in cushioning. There is this advertisement that I have seen in the past which has shown that an egg can’t break when it is thrown from 2-3 feet height onto a gel. The egg didn’t break.
Before my Nike sponsorship, I used to run with training shoes from Asics for its gel technology. It was simply great.
The only problem with Nike Pegasus and Asics is that the cushion makes one go out of alignment thus, one gets injured in the end. In order to avoid not getting injured, it is important to know the proper technique and posture for running which in turn a good training shoe.
Edited by Tan Mariviv