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Sport man: how to choose the best adapted shoes?

Impaired joints, tendinitis, pain in the back or knees. Inadequate shoes can ruin your workout. So how to opt for those that will suit your practice perfectly?


It is obvious that we will avoid wearing his football cleats to raise alterations in the gym. But other subtleties can escape us in the art of wearing well for the sport. Existing in all forms, shoes can hamper our efforts if mistakenly chosen. So how to adopt the best suited to his sporting practice?


Several criteria have to be taken into account, starting with your size of course, the sport you are practicing, your pronation ( the direction to which your foot tilts just after touching the ground during the race), but Also your weight and the intensity of your sport practice. If you train every day, you can even buy the same pair twice to wear them alternately. It is advisable to go try them in the shop at the end of the day because your feet and ankles are generally more inflated.


Regarding the wear and tear of your sports shoes, it depends on the intensity of your practice, your weight but also the ground on which you exercise. The harder you are, the harder the floor, and the faster your pair will wear out. In order to guarantee the cushioning qualities of your shoes, it is advisable to renew them every 150 hours of sports practices on average.



The most important criteria to choose your runnings are their weight and the way they compensate for your pronation. Depending on how you hold yourself during exercise, you can determine whether you have a universal foot (just after contact with the ground, your feet remain stable, do not pour outwards or inwards) , Pronator (your feet spill inward) or supinator (your feet spill out).

Contrary to popular belief, it is not at the back of the sole that you can determine how you run (as it is normal to notice a high wear to the outside, whatever the type of Foot) but at the front of the boot, urged during the phase of propulsion of your stride. Strong internal wear indicates a pronator foot, and an external supinator foot.


The right pair of running allows you to balance your pronation in order to have the most stable support possible during the race. In sports shops, this kind of information is specified on each pair so you can choose the one designed for your type of foot. The weight of the shoes, also indicated, must be taken into account depending on the performance you wish to accomplish. For speed, choose lightweight shoes. For endurance, prefer heavier shoes but more able to cushion your weight over time.


Cross Training

Accross the crossfit, squats, deadlift, pussh press, burpees and other barbarian names, you need stability to any test. For this type of activity, your shoes must therefore take into account your pronation, but especially maintain your ankle, even to be relatively heavy. Their sole must not be too thick for you to feel the floor and thus have a better explosion for the jump and balance exercises.



Playing the big arms starts with a good pair of shoes. In the gym where the ground is hard, you are advised not to wear the same sneakers as those of your Sunday jogging. Lightweight, racing shoes increase your chances of getting hurt. Instead, head to sneakers with heavy soles that ensure good stability to lift weights. Nevertheless, if you already have shoes for cross-training, you can afford to wear them for bodybuilding too.


Sports on lawn

Football, baseball, softball, or rugby. These lawn sports require good grip so you do not slip on the grass and win better. We will only advise you to take crampons suitable for your outdoor sport, or even the type of lawn you are treading (wet or dry). There is no other secret.


Tennis and basketball

Surprisingly, these two very different sports require similar shoes. If one imagines for the basketball shoes rising, it is today more a fashion than a necessity. On clay as on squaring ground, you are required to make a lot of displacements and therefore need an ankle well maintained by a heavy shoe. A lightweight shoe increases your chances of treading your ankle.