Why I Think It Is Important To Wear A Good Running Shoe For Exercise

Most people wear runners for their physical activity, and can wear these runners for too long without updating the shoe for long periods such as 2+ years.

This can cause injury as the technology in the shoe wears down with wear and stops being effective. It is important to update your running shoes every 700-800kms, including walking and all activity not just time spent running in the shoe.

In addition, depending on the exercise or activity you are doing, it is important to make sure you are wearing an appropriate shoe for the appropriate type of activity. For example, tennis shoes should just be worn for tennis and should not be worn for long runs.

I as a podiatrist, I believe in wearing good runners, keeping them up to date and not letting them get over used. Reason for this include;


  •         Importance of avoiding injury – this is a big point as the shoe will help protect your foot and take the shock of high impact activities rather than your joints and body.
  •         Avoidance of blisters
  •         Avoidance of uncomfortable footwear
  •         Improvement in physical activity
  •         Improvement in gait


If you are having issues with your runners, want to know which type of runners you should be wearing or if you are getting pain in your lower legs or feet, don’t hesitate to come in to see one of our friendly podiatrists.


They will provide you with an assessment and advise you of any needs that can assist in being pain free and ensure that you are happy being active.

This article was written by Alex, one of our skilled Podiatrists. To book in with Alex either give us a call or book online and select ‘Alexandra’ as your practitioner.


or Call us on 03 8645 9888


Melissa Biedak

Melissa Biedak


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