The Top 5 Running Shoes For Injury Prevention
Runners surely go through their fair share of injuries, all which could be treated with physiotherapy. Plantar fasciitis, one of the most common injuries can be prevented with proper shoes. Tendonitis is another common injury for runners which researchers have linked to incorrect arch types of shoes. According to a study conducted at the University of Memphis, over 50% of runners have suffered an injury within the last two years. At HealthMax Physiotherapy, we use a diagnostic tool called TOG Gaitscan which is used to manufacture custom orthotics, assuring that you have the right shoe for your feet. Here are the top running shoes that the pros wear.
15 of the Top 150 professional runners wear Skechers, a relatively fashionable brand that has been around since 1992. When these professionals were quizzed about their shoe choice, many stated that Skechers offers great traction, soft fabric and plenty of room for the toes. 10% of the top runners in the world wear this brand which offers many stylish options for those looking for a reliable and fashionable shoe.
16 of the Top 150 professional runners wear ASICS, a Japanese brand that started in 1949. Arguably one of the best shoes in the market, ASICS has sponsorships with many high profile athletes like Lolo Jones. When runners were asked about ASICS, they gave favourable responses citing that it was blister-free. They were also impressed by how light the shoe was in relation to other running shoes.
23 of the Top 150 professional runners wear Adidas; the high profile German brand which is familiar to just about everyone in the world. Runners stated they love Adidas because the shoes are very flexible and it helps with balance. Adidas has formed sponsorships with some of the best athletes in the world and they are constantly revolutionizing the sports industry with new designs which are great for runners and help prevent injuries.
26 of the Top 150 professional runners wear Nike Shoes, the most famous shoe brand of all time. Nike is constantly upgrading their shoes via the data they receive at their headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. This invite-only gym is where some of the best athletes in the world go to train and help design shoes which are great for injury prevention. When runners were asked about Nike Shoes for running, they stated that they liked the foam options, the lightweight feel and were pleased with how spacious the shoes were.
You may find it surprising but roughly 18% of the top 150 runners in the world wear Brooks running shoes, more than any other brand in the market. This 102 year old company has just 500-1000 employees and they are dominating the running shoe market. The runners who wear Brooks stated that traction was superb, it was a comfortable and runners felt in control with the shoe.
It’s important to keep in mind that while all these brands are great for high-profile athletes, custom orthotics may be the best solution when it comes to injury prevention. As we stated earlier, a lot of injuries are caused by an incorrect arch in the shoe or weak support. Custom orthotics redistribute weight, creating a smooth run and less chances of an injury.. To get your custom orthotics, please visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic near you or call (416) 431-4000. Remember, consultations are free!