Do you know of anyone who continuously shares every detail of their exhausting training and the results of their last 20 games on social networks? This is the case with an obsessed athlete, but this article is not aimed at this category.
Today we present an analysis of shoes for athletes with high body weight. Running is an excellent sport, has shaken from the sofa many people who have not moved for days, but there is one thing to recognize: it does not do well to the knees and ankles.
When you use the right racing technique, your body weight doesn’t have a negative impact and you can run without paying too much attention to what you have on your feet. For beginners of high weight who do not yet have an adequate body posture, the weight can cause discomfort, which in the case of an average weight would be mild or almost imperceptible.
A heavy runner is one who suffers from overweight or obesity. Sometimes they are difficult to recognize, which is why there are tables to show us the values. In the end it is a question of making a relationship between what the joints can bear at each impact and the total weight of the body. An approximate body estimate can be made by taking the BMI (body mass index). If it is above 27-28, it will undoubtedly fall into this category.
It is always important to fully strengthen the body, work on the running technique and do the appropriate stretching, but if you are a runner heavier than average these tricks become vital, as you are more exposed to a greater number of diseases.
On the other hand, if we consider the case of a more serious obesity, running is probably not the most appropriate sport to start a workout, rather better to ride a bike, elliptical and tone up in the gym, under the supervision of a nutritionist.
For those who are learning to run with a good technique, cushioned shoes are the most appropriate choice. They should also be stable from the moment in which the overweight often causes a support in pronation, which is why it would be convenient to support to correct this trend, to avoid any discomfort.
We see useful shoes in cases like this:
Let’s see what some of these shoes can do for you:
Asics Gel Nimbus 19
The Nimbus is the queen of running shoes, the best-selling model ever.
It is a neutral shoe, with excellent shock absorbers and a soft support. It is very comfortable, stable and perfect for the athlete of medium-high weight who is looking for a shoe for every type of training with a rhythm up to 4:00 / km. It is a high-end model, of remarkable quality. It can also be used with internal soles.
Asics Gel Nimbus 19 for Men
The Glycerin is Brooks’ high-end neutral shoe, as well as being one of the best of its kind.
This shoe is made of the highest quality materials, which is why the model is extremely comfortable and stable. Recommended for running at a rate of 4:20/km, equipped with excellent shock absorbers, which is why it is considered suitable for athletes up to 95-100 kg and athletes up to 80-85 kg. It is perfect for daily training and can also be used with inner soles.
Brooks Glycerin 15 for Men
The Enigma 5 is a model created for high weight athletes, for men over 100 kg and for women over 90 kg. But even runners of 80 kg can use it with the same benefits.
Mizuno combines the Enigma model with the most advanced technologies, such as the U4iCX compound of the sole that gives it an additional level of cushioning, while maintaining a pleasant feeling of support.
Probably the perfect model for those who have an above average weight and want to adequately protect themselves from bumps and stresses resulting from the race.
Mizuno Wave Enigma 6 for Men
Launched at the beginning of 2015 as “the best shoe in the world”, Ultra Boosts have undoubtedly become synonymous with excellence.
Very comfortable, with a structured cushioning (100% Boost on an intermediate surface) and also light, a combination that allows an athlete of high weight, medium trained that aims to increase the pace of training, to use daily Ultra Boost to proceed in a more agile way.
Adidas Ultra Boost for Men
The Vomero 12 is the best choice among Nike’s dedicated to high weight runners. It’s a neutral model, with a structured warning structure and since the last version of this year, they’re also extremely light.
A perfect model for the running-in phase of slow training, but also for performance at a rate of 4:20-4:30/km. With the addition of the “Lunarlon” to the intermediate base, it does not have the same soft support as the previous versions, but maintains the same elasticity. Also ideal for those who use inner soles.
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 for Men
Triumph ISO 3 is Saucony’s highest quality model. In the second ISOfit version at the top, Saucony has introduced the new EVERUN material in the midsole, a compound very similar to the Adidas Boost.
The result is almost amazing. A shoe that has been almost perfect since its first version, now one of the best of its kind.
It is ideal for men runners up to 100kg and women up to 85-90kg. Those who weigh over 75 and 60 kg, can use them for training of all kinds, with a rate of over 4:15/km.
Saucony Triumph ISO 3 for Men
The Kayano 23 is the first twin model and equivalent to the Nimbus, that is to say, the highest range for runners who are prone to the support of the foot, because it has a special support in the arc that allows you to correct the rotation of the ankle.
It is one of the most populated and sold models, with a very high quality and more than 20 previous versions.
It is perfect as a training shoe for runners over 75 kg who prefer a comfortable support and a long life.
Asics Gel Kayano 23 for Men
The Wave Paradox is the pronator version of the Enigma 5, with a high level of cushioning and a very high quality of materials.
They can be used by runners who are prone to foot support and need to correct this trend, those who have a weight above 70-75 kg and a maximum rate of 4:30/km.
Very comfortable and extremely stable model.
Mizuno Wave Paradox 3 for Men
The Transcend de Brooks is currently one of the best models for high weight pronators.
Although there are only two versions, this model has sublime damping, superior stability and perfect adaptability.
A pure training shoe, with a reduced weight (330 gr) and an enormous durability, certainly over 1000 km.
New Balance M1260 v7
We close with the M1260 v7, another high quality model for high weight pronators.
It is ideal for runners from 70 to 90 kg and for women from 55 to 80 kg.
Those who want to wear a lightweight model in the training shoe segment will choose the New Balance 1260 v5 with great satisfaction.