Why runners are weird about shoes

Why runners are weird about shoes


hey everyone this is the secrets of running youtube channel I’m Gregory Sherrow Today is an amazing day. It’s about 68 degrees maybe 65 up here by the lake and last week when I ran it was in a snowstorm raise you up in this winter so I think for right now the winter running series is complete did i’m going to talk about why runners are so weird about their running shoes if you’re just getting into running one of the things that people really love to talk about is running shit endlessly talk about running shoes now for me running shoes or something that i really only think about a couple of times a year that’s when I have to get new ones and of course the versions that I did buy for are now gone and the shoe companies have completely changed the style means I start over again now I know from years of trial and error what works for me what doesn’t work for me so that process is a little bit shorter than for someone who’s just getting going and not really sure if the problems you’re having or caused by your huge you’ve heard different things from different people different experts right different blogs watched a lot of videos where people say this oh no minimalist shoes of a way to go no what you want is that Maxie stacks oh that’s fine whatever works for you and that’s really the thing knowing what works for you that’s the hard part so that makes runners weird about their running shoes why you go to a race and you see not agreement what’s the best use people can tell you why they like their shoes maybe but does that mean it’s a recommendation for you know there’s no way you have to try things out you have to go for a run find someplace where you can take back if you don’t what we use them whatever it takes some people just keep buying them put them in their closet give them away at some point in the future I got lucky that all my experimental shoes for stock up while my son is eating that is my shine I took care of that problem right away so I guess runners if you’re planning ahead my shoes now have children and they’ll take them fuck so back to why runners are really weird issues well let’s wind back the clock a bit go back to you really only need to go back to sparse 27 just definitely drew forth Stephanie but in the 70s it was a running boom going on very popular everybody ran alcoholic smokers everybody go run around that block then go claim victory sit down some beer and a pack of cigarettes and thus a running revolution was born well at that time there weren’t a lot of choices for shoes most of the shoes result a serious runner athletes who friends on the track maybe ran and trained for the few marathons that we’re going on at the time so few companies cater to them well after that point when they saw giant market come into view the shoe companies saw an opportunity to try help okay different stuff and to claim they were better for XYZ reason and still going on today so that’s forward to now and when you start running we go to the shoe store there’s been just a few different brands each one or two shoes each and that represents all the shoes in the world you can buy instead go online hundreds that you can choose from lays models last year’s models two years ago thankfully i can go snap up when you love them so in runners find shoes that they like you go bit nuts about it and some of us whores go out and buy up all the pairs you can find some of his plays shoe lottery and wait some people go to extremes and go out on ebay outfit somebody make two hundred dollars for a pair of running shoes at the end of their season running buck 60 bucks that’s kind of crazy but we have to do and why okay so they’re a bunch of shoes out there so what well there may be a bunch shoes out there and they’re all different well most let’s say they’re mostly different because they fall into certain categories but the majority of them vary slightly from each other so it can create an ox in so many ways so there may be a lot of shoes out there but there are almost an infinite number of feet I know that statistically there’s going to be the same with shapes onto people somewhere on this earth but those two people won’t even agree on the kind of shoes of them work so you end up with you it seems like an infinite variety of human feet to fit shoe companies really just don’t have a great way to deal with that yet I mean one day anybody want start this business with me on all for it you’ll be able to go into shoe store stick your foot the scanning device measures all kinds of things put in this details what you like in a running shoe which I hate and running few and come back later and boom there you go one hundred percent custom shoot sounds great can’t wait for that till that time well I put on a pair of shoes at somebody else loves and recommends it doesn’t always fit it doesn’t fit in so many weird way yeah like maybe right around my ankles too high I’ve ankle too kind of low so it rubs there actually is a whole brand if she goes out there that changed the style of the mouth of the shoe and I can’t wear any old no matter what the other qualities are there’s also what shake some people have a much wider area and all of their foot some people have a healed really sticks out to the back some people you know their feet have been morphed by wearing incorrectly sighs shoot their whole wide so you end up with toes bend in weird ways and even if you think you have known feet you try on many shoes do you find one or a couple that are pretty close to what you want now for people who just run a little bit every week three times a week couple of miles you know you can only go through this pain maybe once a year maybe every other year or you buy so many shoes because we just love buying shoes I need somebody like that that really you’re just always swapping around and trying different things up but those people go really long distances ultrarunners people training for marathons where are a lot of shoes you also get very picky about your shoes because your feet on long distance runs they swell if it’s specially the weather talk and sometimes a little bit of put movement in one way there’s no big deal for six miles or so now when you’re doing 20 miles 30 miles 50 miles that movement oh man can create a mess in your shoes so when we runners fine pair shoes that we really like as I said we hoard them but we have a tendency to want to talk about and recommend even though we know that other people aren’t going to fit them the same way some people are going to hate them every once in a while someone will say oh yeah that’s the best well that’s really why which is it weird about it we get defensive we become loyal to certain brands we’ve come loyal to stack heights we become loyal to fit descriptions it becomes like a few religion so for the extra credit bonus let me tell you a little bit about how runners overcome the fact that our feet don’t really match up to really any shoes down there and secret is suck I made a whole nother video explaining it but truth be told after a while you start to fit your socks you refuse to go to buy a pair of shoes and makes you different socks with you Vic then try them out pretty amazing how you can take us to another lines have some weird thing about the foot bed or the way shapes around your toes and you slip on a pair of socks amazing suddenly it’s the weirdest pair of shoes around go here’s a footnote terrible judge the renders are not only weird about the shoot we’re worried about our socks

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