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Running is a great sport to start with. It’s suitable for any age or level of fitness, accessible, has a lot of physical and mental health benefits, and minimal equipment is needed. All you need is a pair of shoes and determination. Here, we’ll share some shoe recommendations and helpful tips on how to pick the right running shoes for you.
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A versatile and comfortable road running shoe with responsive cushioning and durable traction. Ideal for daily runs or workouts.
Price: AED 350.00
Known for stability and support, it has Gel cushioning and a comfortable fit for overpronators. Great for long-distance running.
Price: AED 835.00
Designed for female runners, these shoes offer a blend of cushioning and responsiveness, suitable for short sprints and long distances.
Price: AED 675.00
Engineered for comfort and cushioning, it provides a plush feel and support for neutral runners, great for various distances.
Price: AED 880.00
Specifically designed for kids, these shoes offer comfort, support and durability for their active pursuits.
Price: AED 275.00
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Dri-FIT technology for moisture management, keeping you dry and comfortable during runs.
Price: AED 250.00
Heathered fabric with moisture-wicking properties, ensuring comfort during workouts.
AED 129.00 AED 189.00
Offers warmth and comfort with Dri-Fit technology, ideal for cool weather runs.
Price: AED 250.00
Provides ventilation and comfort, suitable for various weather conditions.
AED 209.00 AED 299.00
Offers comfort and style for kids during their activities or casual wear.
Price: AED 425.00
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Moisture-wicking socks designed for running comfort.
Price: AED 115.00
Offers UV protection and Iso-Chill sweatband to keep you cool during runs.
Price: AED 129.00
Securely holds your phone while running with easy access.
Price: AED 99.00
Designed for trail running with cushioning and support.
Price: AED 150.00
Leakproof and ergonomic design, ideal for hydration during workouts.
Price: AED 69.00
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Provides whey protein for muscle recovery and growth.
Price: AED 137.00
Multivitamin tailored for men’s nutritional needs.
Price: AED 120.00
Keto-friendly snack bar for a quick energy boost.
Price: AED 9.00
Knee sleeves designed to reduce discomfort during physical activities.
Price: AED 155.00
Provides B-complex vitamins for energy and metabolism support.
Price: AED 119.00
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Shoes are your trusted companions on every run, so choosing the right pair is paramount. But with so many options, it can feel like navigating a shoe maze. Fear not, fellow runner! Here’s how to find your perfect fit:
Know your arch: Low, neutral or high? Understanding your foot arch type helps determine the kind of support you need. Neutral shoes are versatile, while stability shoes offer extra support for overpronators (rolls inwards), and cushioned shoes pamper high arches.
Listen to your gait: Do your feet roll inwards (overpronation), outwards (underpronation) or stay neutral? Matching your shoe to your gait type ensures proper alignment and prevents injuries.
Terrain matters: Treadmill enthusiasts? Opt for cushioned comfort with minimal traction. Track stars? Choose a balance of support and speed. Trailblazers? Conquer uneven surfaces with rugged shoes and grippy treads.
New to the running scene? Welcome aboard! But remember, the road to a marathon starts with a single step. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth, injury-free start:
Walk-run intervals: Don’t overwhelm your body. Start with alternating walking and running, gradually increasing the running segments as you build endurance.
Slow and steady wins the race: Ditch the Usain Bolt dreams for now. Choose a pace you can comfortably maintain a conversation. Your lungs and legs will thank you.
Mileage matters: Increase your distance gradually, following the 10% rule – avoid adding more than 10% to your weekly mileage to avoid overuse injuries.
Rest and recover: Listen to your body. Take rest days to allow your muscles to rebuild and prevent soreness.
Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a fitness convert, these tips will elevate your runs:
Warm-up and cool down: Treat your body with respect. Gentle stretches and easy jogs before and after your run prepare your muscles and prevent stiffness.
Pace yourself: Embrace the mantra “progress, not perfection.” Set realistic goals, celebrate milestones, and avoid chasing every personal best.
Mix it up, move it up: Running isn’t a one-trick pony. Cross-training with swimming, cycling or strength training keeps things interesting, builds well-rounded fitness, and prevents injuries.
Listen to your whispers: Your body speaks volumes. Prioritise rest when needed, fuel your runs wisely and stretch regularly. A happy body translates to happy runs.
So, lace up your shoes, tune into your body’s rhythm, and hit the pavement with confidence. Remember, running is a journey, not a destination. Savor the fresh air, the pounding of your heart and the sense of accomplishment with every stride. Happy running!