“It’s all about the running shoes” it’s a phrase you’ve heard at least once if you’re a sports enthusiast. And if you’re a veteran jogger you’ve probably be a millionaire if you had one dollar every time you’ve been preached about sports shoes. Amongst the zillion informed opinions (seems everyone is becoming an expert in biomechanics and sportswear these days), product commercials and marketing stunts you can still (after endless ponderings) pick the footwear that suits you best.
Ever wondered what happens when you can’t pick the type of running shoe you use? Or even when the shoes you use for physical training isn’t even a sport model? How can this be, you ask? Well, there are several professional categories that require constant physical training to stay fit for their jobs and some of them need to wear uniform. Military staff– for example – need to constantly train in uniform which include boots as footwear. Besides being uncomfortable, military boots are associated with injuries.
Why not switching from boots to running shoes when training for combat? – you may ask. Bingo! It’s actually the first question that came to my mind. Simple and easy – just use sports footwear when training for combat, no brainer. Well, there is a reason military women and man train in boots – it’s because in actual combat situation you won’t have your favorite sneakers in your backpack, along high protein bars and hand grenades. If you’re deployed you actually need to walk, run and climb in military boots.