Running is a great way to stay active and fit, and now that the weather is cooling down, it’s the perfect time of year to lace up and pound the pavement. Running right starts with the right running shoe for you and that is all based on your natural arch and your foot’s degree of pronation.
Getting a gait analysis assessment done is the best place to begin your quest for the right running shoe. And we’ve got just what you need at our RunRight zone at the Sun & Sand Sports Store in the Dubai Mall. Once you get your running style analysed, the results will reveal your natural running style and the type of support your feet will need based on the perfect pair of running shoes. You will fall under one of the following 3 categories – 1. Low Arch, which requires a lot of support to prevent you from injuries related to over-pronation, 2. Medium Arch, that requires a balance of support and stability; or 3. High Arch with mild support and cushioning to prevent arch strain.
Once you have assessed your running style, it’s time to go shoe shopping! Here are a few picks that match the different categories so you can work towards making every run a healthy, comfortable one.
These shoes distribute surface impact evenly across the foot with a neutral arch.
Build strength and endurance with the adidas UltraBoost Running Shoes for men. The plush boost™ midsole works with the STRETCHWEB outsole to return energy to every step, while a supportive midfoot complements the snug, sock-like fit of the adidas Primeknit upper to give your foot the support it demands. A Continental™ Rubber outsole provides traction in all conditions, wet or dry.
Put miles under your heels with the Asics Gel-Nimbus 18 Running Shoes for men. A new 3D printed FluidFit® upper combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements to create a customised fit. A Heel-Clutching System™ delivers support, while a rearfoot and forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems helps to dissipate shock more effectively. Guidance Line® flex grooves and Guidance Trusstic System® enhance gait efficiency while providing structural integrity.
Enjoy better traction and durability with the Nike Men’s Free RN Running Shoe. Featuring a highly flexible Nike Free midsole and a rounded heel, the shoes allow you to run more naturally. The soft midsole foam offers superior impact resistance, while the breathable upper mesh keeps your feet dry. The flywire cables integrate with the laces to give you a snug fit.
This style of running shoe delivers stability and cushioning for an over-pronating arch or a flat foot.
Crush your daily run in the Asics GEL-Kayano® 23 Shoe for women. It features a Dynamic DuoMax™ Support System that supports the foot. Its I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) Technology enhances the foot’s natural gait, while a FluidFit® upper combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements for a glove-like fit. A FluidRide® midsole provides bounce back and cushioning properties with durability and reduced weight. Rearfoot and forefoot GEL® cushioning systems attenuate shock and allow movement in multiple planes.
Head out on a run in the Asics GEL-Kayano® 23 Shoe for men. Its Dynamic DuoMax™ Support System supports and engages the foot. The I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) Technology enhances the foot’s natural gait, while a FluidFit® upper combines a stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements for a glove-like fit. A FluidRide® midsole provides bounce back and cushioning properties with durability and less weight. Rearfoot and forefoot GEL® cushioning systems attenuate shock and enhance movement.
Preferred by high performance runners, the new Saucony Guide 9 women’s shoe is a highly supportive trainer that fits perfectly. The SRC based heel offers a comfy and comfortable run, while the top sole made with the EveRun technology is designed to provide impact absorption.
These running shoes transfer impact to the forefoot and rear foot, providing cushioning for a sure ride.
Be a pro with the Triumph ISO 2 Saucony trainers for women. Made with an EVERUN based heel landing zone, these shoes are designed to absorb the impact upon running and deliver a quick transition. Its outsole offers additional traction and the ISOFIT design delivers good ventilation for moisture control.
Fuel your run with the adidas Energy Boost ATR Shoes for men. Featuring a boost™ construction for energy-returning cushioning, their adaptive techfit® upper provides natural, flexible support and a seamless, sock-like fit. A TORSION® SYSTEM delivers midfoot integrity with an EVA midsole rim and comfortable textile lining. The FITFRAME 3D-moulded TPU helps increase stability as a grippy rubber outsole delivers traction.
Go the distance in the adidas Response 3 Shoe for women. Built for distance training, it features a light weight textile upper for flexibility. A boost™ midsole delivers responsive cushioning, while an adaptive STRETCHWEB outsole increases stability and offers great flexibility.
These shoes adapt to a runner’s gait with every step, providing superior cushioning and as-needed stability.
Race through the streets in the Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 Shield Shoe for women. Built for superior stability and weather protection, it features Dynamic Support technology that adapts to your stride. Dynamic Fit technology wraps your midfoot for a secure, locked-in fit, while soft foam cushioning eases the transition from heel to toe. A durable, water-repellent Flymesh upper keeps your feet dry as a Nike Zoom Air unit in the forefoot delivers low-profile, responsive cushioning.
The Nike LunarGlide 8 Running Shoe for women offers breathable support and exceptionally soft cushioning to help you glide through your longest runs. Engineered mesh provides comfortable breathability while Flywire technology adapts to your foot for a secure fit. The soft, contoured Lunarlon midsole has precision-laser cuts on the sides that collapse during footstrike to help you reach a smoother stride.
Delivering a locked-down fit, the Men’s Nike Air Zoom Odyssey 2 Shoes have a triple density foam midsole with a Dynamic Support platform for enhanced shock absorbency and stability. Flywire cables lock the midfoot down, while Zoom Air units provide responsive cushioning. The waffle outsole offers durability along with multi-surface traction.
With the right running shoe, you can guarantee that you will feel more comfortable and more supported when you run. Find your inner speed by getting your gait analysis assessed at the Sun & Sand Sports RunRight zone at The Dubai Mall store, and then check out the latest range of shoes that suit you best. Warm up, stretch and go hit the track.