Tag: Running

What is heel drop and is it important?

You know what it is like when shopping for your perfect running shoe. There is lots of considerations to take into account such as the right type of shoe, the comfort and ride, the technology inside the shoe, the fitting e.g. wide fit and then there is also something called heel drop. So, what is…
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Lacing techniques for running shoes

Ever stood on the start line of a race and looked at other people’s running shoes and noticed different lacing techniques for running shoes? Well, it turns out it’s not just a fashion thing to look cool (well… for some it might be), but there are very good reasons why some runners lace their shoes…
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Gait analysis for runners

Before buying any new pair of running shoes, it is recommended you have a gait analysis to determine what type of shoes are the best for you and your style. A gait analysis for runners will look at how your feet perform during an exercise and assesses if you pronate and how your foot strikes…
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Buying running shoes should be fun not complicated

Buying a new pair of running shoes can be more daunting than exciting. It can be extremely complex and expensive with manufacturers constantly supplying the market with new models and technologies that for most people are all too confusing. At the end of the day, the most important piece of equipment for any runner is…
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Running shoes may work for some but not all

We see it time and time again on running forums, people posting questions asking for recommendations on what type of running shoes to buy. When you look at the replies and comments, the post gets inundated with different makes and models all to everybody’s personal preference. It is/can be confusing with lots of different suggestions,…
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Person on phone looking at gait running data

Understanding your running data

Let’s face it, we all love data. How about understanding your running data? Analytics tools such as Garmin and Strava provide runners with useful data and information to help them analyse and improve their performances. Data is key because it helps us to analyse and make informed decisions. Ask yourself this question… as a runner,…
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mymo™ is personal and less intrusive

mymo™ is personal and less intrusive

mymo™ is personal and less intrusive which means you can use it in the comfort of your own environment at home, work, in the gym or at the park. Buying a new pair of running shoes should be exciting but walk into any specialist running store and you’ll immediately be dazzled with lots of choice…
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When should I change my running shoes?

When you spend over a £100 for a good quality pair of running shoes, you want to get every last ounce of miles out of them but when should I change my running shoes? Of course, some shoes are built to last longer than others and this depends on the material and technology used within…
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Running footwear innovation inspired by injury

The following article: Running footwear innovation inspired by injury was featured in The Northern Echo. A runner who was injured because he was wearing the wrong shoes has created a high tech sock to help others find the right footwear. The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has supported entrepreneur Craig Downs to develop mymo™, a…
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