The Correct Kit for Running
This does not mean looking flash in a colour coordinated fashion statement. It means breathable gear to fit the climate and most importantly the correct footwear.
I could go on endlessly now, but there are basically 3 types of shoe: a shock absorbing shoe for those with supinated feet (commonly high arches, although that’s not usually the full story), a shoe that provides stability which is best suited for the normal foot and those who are perhaps a bigger frame runner, and the shoe that controls pronation which is suited for those with flat arches and very unsupported feet.
Sports podiatrists and specialist running shops are best placed to give advice on the type of shoes available. For running injuries though, consult a physio who can treat the injury, return you to the road/hill and advise you and injury prevention tactics or cause removal.
In summary…. If you have an injury seek help and don’t try to run it off if its been there over 5 days… and if you have a stiff foot you need a soft shoe and if you have a floppy foot, you need a stiff shoe.