15 April 2011

Should Kids' Running Shoes Have Raised Heels and Support?

I will not pretend to be a pediatric, Podiatrist or orthopedic specialist, but I think that this question about kids running shoes ' must be raised.Too many running shoes for children on the market today are simply more small versions of the same types of shoes that sell to adults. They raised heels and lots of cushioning and support. I suspect they are not quite as sustainable, because the company knows that the child will increase them before putting it in the same kind of mileage that do serious adult runners, but the fact that they always treat feet for children, as if they were small adults.My concern, because there is a growing trend to run barefoot on the adult market. Often "barefoot" does not mean totally feet bare, but with a minimal type of shoes like Vibram five fingers or Nike free. These protect the bottom of the feet of the wear of the execution of concrete, broken glass and the rusty nails, but do not provide an any support or cushioning.It is easy for the rider to land on their forefoot or the midsole, as many experts advise.Ordinary running shoes application operated by landing on your pay stub. I usually wear Brooks beast - a style of shoe designed to provide much support to flat feet and prevent the pronation. I had not paid attention before, but I landed on my heels. When I tried to change to a forefoot of landing, it seemed very strange and unnatural, and I couldn't keep it up.Yet, just go out to a field of grass and running barefoot. You will automatically land on your forefoot, because landing on your heel without cushioning shoe, that you have the habit is very painful.The type of running shoe, we are used to wear it since Nike has first came out with them in 1972 has a raised heel and lots of support and cushioning.There is a growing belief among runners and orthopaedic experts that this type of footwear is not to protect their feet at all, but rather create more injuries that they prevent. After studies, up to seventy or eighty per cent of all runners - jocks weekend and serious ultramarathoners - undergo a common injury each year.Studies also show that there is a correlation between your risk of injury and the price of your running shoes. Plus the cost of your shoes, you are likely to be an injury.Nike came out with their free shoes because a track team, that they were sponsoring preferred to go barefoot and wear Nike shoes. It is annoying, so they have studied the problem and has made intensive and video tests to show how barefoot runners landing on the midsole, and their arc absorbs the shock.The old attitude was that flat feet was something with which you were born, and thus if you had them, you just wear shoes with arch support. I know, because my feet are flat and as a child, I was forced to wear big clunky leather heavy footwear to give me this arch support my so-called feet necessary.But now, some experts say that putting things back. Flat feet are caused by the leg and foot muscles are too weak to hold the feet in optimal arcuate position. The solution is to walk (and run) barefoot (or almost) to strengthen the muscles.At least a runner there claims used foot exercises to improve its arch, ranging from a size myself 13 (like me), to a well arched 9 or 10. This does not work for those of us who have many years to the. But it seems misguided these days to keep the feet of children in a box.