Running shoes v/s Training Shoes. Are They Same or Different?
Updated: Jul 2, 2020
One of the major questions that arise in the mind of any Runner, CrossFit athlete and a sportsperson, in the beginning, is that whether the Running shoes and Training shoes
are the same or is there something that makes them apart.
They both look similar but there are a few main difference
Flexibility: Running Shoes are for the Heel to Toe movement. Training Shoes are for multi-directional movements, especially the lateral side to side movement. The sole of a Training Shoe is more flexible to allow a wide range of motions as compared to Running Shoes.
Heel drop: You can usually tell a shoe apart, between a Running shoe and a Gym shoe by just observing how much flatter the shoe sole is.
Running shoes have a higher heel to reduce the gravitational impact and the jerk while running because they are meant for speed. On the other hand the Training shoe has a low heel to provide stability during workout,which reduces ankle injuries while lifting weights and doing dynamic exercise.