Can you use vans as running shoes?

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asked Nov 14, 2022 in Running by hoob45 (1,180 points)
Can you use vans as running shoes?

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answered Mar 25, 2023 by Christeenlia (29,300 points)
You can use vans as running shoes temporarily although they should not be used for regular running as they are not made for running and will typically not hold up.

It's best to use running shoes made for running.

You should keep a pair of running shoes for up to 500 miles of running or 1 to 3 years depending on how long and how often you use them.

Running shoes last around 12 months if not used.

After 12 months the running shoes start to break down little by little.

Running shoes are very comfortable and make great casual shoes.

Running shoes wear out so fast when you don't rotate them with other pairs of running shoes and the fact that running is hard on the soles of the shoes and the shoes themselves.

When you run you put more wear and tear and stress on the shoes than you would when you simply walk.

The 3 factors to consider when buying running jogging shoes are comfort, stability and good cushioning.

Also you should look for durability if you're going to practice on steep paths or terrain.

Runners put Vaseline on their feet as it reduces friction and prevents blisters from developing.

The difference between a running shoe and a trainer shoe is mainly in the flexibility of the sole.

Training shoes are designed for multi directional movement and side to side movement while running shoes are for heel to toe movement.

The sole of a training shoe is also more flexible to allow a wide range of movement.

55 minutes is a good 10k time as most casual runners can finish a 10 k race in 50 minutes although some may take up to 70 minutes.

The median time for a person to run a 10 k is around 56 minutes to 64 minutes.

A run is considered a long run when you run from 5 to 25 miles and beyond.

Your toes should hit the ground first when running if your forefoot running although if you are mid foot running you want the entire foot to land at just about the same time.

When your feet hurt when wearing your running shoes it's most likely caused by running shoes that are too small and fit too tight.

When the shoes are too tight they inhibit blood flow and circulation in your feet and lead to foot pain.

Or if the soles are too stiff it can cause foot pain and also a throbbing pain in your knees.

The shoes could also be worn out if they are older.

Your toes should touch the end of your running shoes although you should have some wiggle room and be able to wiggle your toes.

You want a thumb's width of space between your toe and the end of the shoe.

Midfoot and heel fit: You should have a snug (but not tight) fit at the midfoot and heel.

Running shoes do eventually lose cushioning overtime the more you run in them.

Most running shoes are good for up to 500 miles of running and then they need replaced.

You should wear new running shoes for a long run but you should allow up to 3 weeks to break them in before the long run.

New running shoes typically take up to 10 miles to break in.

You should replace your running shoes after every 300 to 500 miles or every 6 months if you run a lot.

If you don't run a lot then you could get by with replacing the running shoes every 12 months or so but for people who run everyday or run a lot then every 6 months is sometimes sooner is when you should replace your running shoes.

Runners should soak their feet in cold water which helps to constrict muscle fibers and blood vessels which reduces soreness and swelling.

Also soak your feet if they are swollen or achy after the run.

Running barefoot does make your feet stronger and helps tighten foot muscles and strengthen foot muscles which help stabilize a flat arch to the foot.

You should stop running and take a break if your feet hurt as it means you're stressing your feet out too much and your feet need a rest.

You could then do a cross training activity instead or simply rest and wait a few days or a week before running again.

Running 10k helps improve your heart health, increases focus, maintains weight and improves sleep and increases mood and fitness.

If you run 10K every day it can help maintain your fitness and improve your heart health and help you lose weight and maintain weight loss.

The increased time on your feet will naturally mean you burn more calories every week, which will help you manage your weight or even lose a few pounds.

And you're training for a competitive 10k time and running at least an hour a day, you might only need to run 4-5 days per week, but if you only have time to run 30-45 minutes most days, you should probably run 5-6 days per week.

When running it's always better to run on your toes which makes you fast and helps you cover more distance without tiring out so easily.

When you run on heels then your body has to work much harder which creates a disadvantage for you.

When you run on the forefoot it also creates more power and engages more muscles as well.

You should not keep old running shoes after 300 to 500 miles of running because they can become uncomfortable and the midsole cushioning will lose resiliency and stop absorbing shock properly which can lead to more impact on joints and muscles.

It's best to replace your old running shoes after 300 miles to 500 miles.

Shoes do break down and crumble even if not worn as the material including the rubber on the shoes will degrade overtime and they will eventually fall apart even when not worn.

You should not run in the same shoes every day as it's best to have two pairs of running shoes to rotate between if you run most days of the week or everyday.

And you should generally replace your running shoes every 300–500 miles.

That's because it's around this point that the midsole cushioning on most shoes will lose resiliency and stop absorbing shock as well as when newer, which can cause more impact on your muscles and joints.

To prolong the life of your running shoes have a separate pair of running shoes and rotate the pairs of running shoes between wearing them.

Also dry the running shoes out when they get wet and protect them from the elements as much as possible and avoid running in rain or through puddles or mud.

Also clean them when needed but don't place them in the dryer and only wear them for running if you need them for running.

It is OK to wear running shoes everyday as running shoes support the body and feet and are comfortable for everyday wear.

Running shoes are also made to last and last longer than regular walking shoes so they can be worn for longer times without wearing out as fast or falling apart as fast as walking shoes.

Heavier shoes are better for running as the heavier shoes offer added cushioning and support and are great for high mileage running and training for sprints or a race.

Proper fitting running shoes should fit snug in the heel and mid foot but with wiggle room around your toes.

While standing you should press your thumb down next to the ball of your foot and around the toes and a good fit with running shoes should also allow for half to a full thumb's width of space.

The kind of shoes that marathon runners wear are.

Saucony Endorphin Elite.

Other brands of shoes that marathon runners wear include.

New Balance FuelCell SC Elite V3.
Asics Metaspeed Sky+
Saucony Endorphin Pro 3.
Mizuno Wave Rebellion Pro.
adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3.
Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% 2.

The shoes that pro runners train in are Mizuno running shoes, Brooks Running shoes, Skechers Running shoes and Saucony running shoes.

When you get a new pair of running shoes it can take up to 2 weeks to 3 weeks to break in the running shoes.

Some ways you can break in your running shoes are.

Go for a Walk in The running shoes. Before going for your first run in new running shoes, it's essential to take several walks in them which helps break them in.
Go for a Short Run in The running shoes.
Wear Your running Shoes with Thicker Socks.
Freeze the running Shoes.
Heat The running shoes.

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