Human Beings (Never simple)
We are all runners. We were all born as runners and will die as runners. We have been running ever since we evolved to have an Achilles Tendon, 2 million years ago. As a species we continue to evolve and as far as understanding how we are made and how we will continue to adapt and change we are yet to touch the surface.
Our tendons adapt, our bones adapt, our minds adapt, our heart and lungs adapt and our attitudes and thinking mechanisms (auto and controlled) all adapt continuously as we age.
How our bodies adapt to running is equally complex and far from well understood. We know we ran everywhere in the past and had to rely on our bodies to get around. We did that without all these whizz bang gadgets and as human beings we were very strong.
When it comes to shoes we believe there are a significant number of factors to consider to help you chose the right shoe. At Running Science we have a combination of Physio students, Podiatrists, Exercise Physiologists, experienced runners and coaches. We have a significant Podiatry input into all our shoe selections and further provide regular ongoing training for our staff.