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A sportsman is only as good as his tools


By far the most important element in sport, especially stamina sports such as running, is having the right shoes. Whether you buy cushioned, neutral, trail running or perhaps even competition shoes depends on how you put them to use. But which shoes are most appropriate for your running needs? The answer to this depends largely on factors such as the intensity of your running and what kind of surface you run on. If you use them for varying terrains and running styles, the experts will often point you in the direction of neutral running shoes.


Neutral Shoes: Comfortable cushioning and good flexibility

The neutral shoe gets its name from the fact that it has a neutral sole and is the most popular category of running shoe. They do not offer additional stability support and allow the foot to roll as it should. Though less cushioned, the different models offer sufficient joint support.



It all depends on the runner

Tests on good value running shoes at showed that the decisive factor when choosing neutral running shoes is you, the runner! The surface on which you run also plays an important part in your choice of shoe. Neutral shoes are generally best for light to medium weight runners who train at anything from easy to a high level.  Both steady runners and those who run longer distances on soft to medium-hard ground are the ideal people to make best use of neutral shoes and all they offer. Heavier runners should choose shoes which offer greater cushioning.

Distinctive Features

One of the distinctive features of neutral shoes are that they are made using semi-curved moulds. This enables the foot the roll naturally when you run and guarantees a greater degree of flexibility and stability.  Generally, the sole has less cushioning than other running shoes. A low heel-to-toe drop (the height differential between the heel and the toe) trains the muscles in the foot, meaning that the ligaments and tendons get a good workout while you run.  

Neutral Shoes count as the perfect allrounder

In the running scene, neutral shoes are known to be the ‚real allrounders‘. They are light, yet provide effective support for muscles, ligaments and tendons when running. Beginners can rely on neutral shoes to allow themselves to prepare for longer training sessions without needing to worry that they are putting too much pressure on their joints.