When you have shin splints, you’ll experience the dreaded sharp pain on the inside or front of your shin while you walk or run. It can be so uncomfortable and can prevent you from running faster times and longer distances.
Shin Splints can bring running or learning to run to a complete halt!
Are there really running shoes that prevent shin splints?
Here are 5 reasons why the right shoe prevents shin splints…
- If you have flat feet or a high arch the right shoe will correct this with support where you need it.
- You run with a better alignment making running smoother and less likely to be hard on your limbs.
- You run with better posture, so less stress is on your shins.
- A good shoe forces you to land mid-foot, preventing the braking action after landing on your heels and causing stress on your shins.
- The right running shoe corrects your alignment, posture, step while providing you with corrective padding and comfort in the places you need it. These shoes are usually good quality and lasting longer preventing the shoes from wearing down… Thus lessening your chance for shin splints.
How do I get fitted with a good shoe to prevent splints?
You can also go to your local running store and tell them your problem. They may offer you a gait analysis which is watching they way you run and fitting you from then on.