Running & Sports Shoes
Hit the trails, track or gym in comfort and style with our range of running and sports shoes. Whether you’re after a cross trainer or dedicated running shoe, you’ll find the right fit at Anaconda.
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What is the difference between Running, Sport & Other shoes?
Running shoes are purpose built for forward, heel-to-toe motion as you run. They'll help your feet withstand the repetitive impacts on the footpath or trail, while being as lightweight as possible. Generalist sports shoes such as cross trainers on the other hand, aren't designed to withstand the same level of impact force. But they are designed to withstand greater lateral force so are great all-rounders for different activities like gym workouts, strength training and aerobics.
While it can be tempting to use a pair of cross trainers on your runs, it's not a good idea as this will increase your risk of developing running related injuries in your feet, knees and heels. Similarly, running shoes probably aren't your best bet for activities like aerobics, tennis and gym as they won't provide the lateral support you'll want for these activities.
What to look for when buying Running & Sport Shoes?
The attributes you look for in your running or sports shoe will largely depend on the activity you'll be using the shoe for. Let's take a look at a few things to consider before making a purchase.
Most running or sports shoes from reputable brands like Asics and Adidas will be made from material that is suited to the activity they're made for. For example, running shoes are usually made from strong, lightweight materials to help you move faster, while cross trainers are often a little heavier but offer more support.
Comfort is important with any type of shoe, but this is especially true when it comes to sports and running shoes. If your shoes are not comfortable it can affect the way you move and this in turn can cause an injury.
Fit for purpose
Shoe companies have spent years researching how to customise shoes to support the wearer in a specific activity. For this reason, always wear shoes that are made for the activity you're doing as subtle differences in construction and material can make a lasting impact and strain on your body.
What Shoe accessories do I need?
It's always a good idea to clean and maintain your shoes to make sure they go the extra mile and stay fresh while they're at it. Check out our footwear accessories page to ensure your sports or running shoes go the distance.
Find the Right Running & Sport Shoes at Anaconda
Our range of running and sports shoes for men, women and kids will see you ready for action. Or, if you'd prefer to drop in and try on a pair in person, just take a look at our store finder to find an Anaconda store near you.