Running shoes

HOKA ONE ONE

  HOKA ONE ONE. The world’s most popular maximalist running shoes. Hoka One One – Fly over the earth. By Dennis Rehbock. Podiatrist. www.footdoctor.co.za   My take on maximalist running shoes  –  reported to be the fastest growing running shoe brand in the world. For a few years now I have been talking about and lecturing on maximalist running shoes. These maximalist running shoes are a relatively new category of running shoes in South Africa. From February this year we now have the most well known maximalist brand, namely Hoka One One, here locally.   TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE  –  OPEN IT HERE OR SEE THE RUNNING SHOE GUIDES  – OPEN IT HERE   REFERENCES Hoka One One – www.hokaoneone.com  Hoka One One Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ hokaoneone Hullabaloo – www.hullabaloo.co.za Hoka One One FW17 Line Up  – http://www.footdoctor.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/HOKA-LINE-UP-FW17-.pdf Hoka One One stockists – http://www.hullabaloo.co.za/#!/hoka-stockists Dennis Rehbock – Podiatrist – www.footdoctor.co.za David Ives – Podiatrist –...

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Technical Running Shoe Tips.

Technical Running Shoe Tips.

Always purchase your technical running shoes from a reputable specialist running shoe store. If necessary or if you are injured get the specialized running shoe advice from your sports podiatrist. A technical running shoe is chosen / prescribed on the basis of biomechanical function. For example – If you have neutral biomechanics / feet then a NEUTRAL running shoe is needed. If your feet are slightly overpronated then a MILD ANTIPRONATION / stability running shoe is necessary. If your feet are excessively overpronated then a STRONG ANTIPRONATION / motion control running shoe is necessary. At times there are exceptions to these rules, where the runner is in the incorrect running shoes and yet had no injuries. The tendency is then to leave them in the incorrect running shoes. Do not change model or brand if you do not have to. All running shoe brands have these different categories of running shoes. Some may have different terminology for the categories of neutral / mild antipronation / strong antipronation. This choice can be complicated so get good professional help.  ...

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To wash or not to wash, is the question.

To wash or not to wash, is the question.

A common question I get asked time and time again, is should running shoes be washed, and if so how?     My answer is simply YES they should be washed. They should be washed, but care must be taken to not damage them in the process, as you have invested in an expensive pair of the state of the art running shoes and you want to get the most value out of them. You also want them to look good and to not smell. This is how to wash and look after your running shoes. General: Undo your laces before you take your shoes off or before you put them on. Alternate shoes from run to run. This will prolong the life of the shoe, which are only designed for 800 to 1200km of wear. If your shoes are showing signs of excessive wear and tear it is time to replace them with a new pair. Stick to the same brand and model of running shoe if it has worked well for you. Cleaning: Wipe your shoes regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust and mud. Washing: Submerse your shoes in tepid water and gently scrub them with a soft brush using a mild soap. Shoe shampoo products are available for this or a dash of Handy Andy will also work. Rinse them well and then place them up side down in a cool place to dry. This may take up to 48 hours. This is a good reason is to have 2 or more pairs of shoes to alternate wearing and washing them. Also wash the innersole in this manner. DO NOT: Do not wash them in a washing machine (even on a cold cycle). The prolonged immersion in the water may damage the materials and glue used in the shoe. The rolling around in the machine will also damage the shoe. Do not use and strong detergents or cleaning chemicals such as bleach or ammonia in the washing process. Do not place then in the direct sun or a hot place to dry. This can cause the materials to shrink. Do not dry them in a tumble dryer or in the warming drawer of a stove.   This topic of running shoe washing has been hotly debated by runners in general, and it is clear that everyone has their own system of washing their running...

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Running shoe video on YouTube

See my new running shoe video on YouTube. It was filmed at the Two Oceans Marathon Expo in Cape Town April 2012. Title : NIKE foot doc_Dennis Rehbock Click on this link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdZVocvl7Dw&list=UUIofl8nKqUI8s195Ppz7OIg&index=2&feature=plcp Or click on this link...

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