Summary: Men require an entirely different kind of shoe than women.
One thing is certain: A woman’s foot isn’t a scaled down version of a man’s foot. So, traditionally, wearing shoes not intended for the specific sex isn’t beneficial. On some occasion a woman may find a certain running shoe flexible and sturdy enough but a man will find it too limp that it wouldn’t even provide minimal motion control. By nature men’s running shoes are for all intents and purposes made tougher since it gets rough up more often than a woman’s shoe.
Manufacturers for several years have been producing shoes modeled for men almost exclusively, but over the years, they have also begun to include women’s design in their manufacturing repertoire.
Men’s running shoes are typically stronger and tougher than women’s shoes. Since men generally weighs far heavier than women on the same height range, more cushion should be applied on the soles of men’s running shoes. Likewise, men on the run will pound the lane heavier than women, so the heel should also sport larger shock absorber. You might ask why women’s shoe should be lesser in features than women. The reason would be that all the augmentation of cushion and shock pads can make a shoe considerably stiff. Though a man’s natural strength can easily bend a shoe of this kind, women will find it considerably hard to move naturally.
The minor aspects would be that a usual man’s foot has an expectedly broad forefoot whereas the women’s tend to be more angular.
To get more idea of how men’s running shoes should be, check on these two samples.
Nike Shox TL 3 Unit Price: $150
Specs: It has Triple layer construction that delivers optimal comfort and fit. The layers also provide breathability from the toes to the foot entry. The TPU midfoot support integrates lacing with superior lockdown. With bisected heel columns, each heel landings are smooth. Has the full length application of the Nike Shox technology, making the shoe an optimal environment for cushioning and impact protection.
Author’s Note: The Nike Shox TL 3 is the best men’s running shoes. The Shox technology works wonders on any man of any frame. Best cushioning, best comfort and best stability. Now, about the price…
Adidas ClimaCool® Cadrona Trail Running Shoes Regular Price: $84.95
Specs: Fast-drying and highly breathable ClimaCool textile upper for ventilation from all sides and the Agion antimicrobial lining limits bacterial growth and minimizes odors. Shock-absorbing midsole with adiPRENE insert in forefoot lessen impact and Rigid Push through Protection Plate (PTPP) protects feet from hard knocks. Very reliable high-traction rubber outsole
Author’s Note: I’d go for this; at only $85 the features can well rival any Shox any day. The price especially isn’t a bad price for a shoe of this caliber. The ClimaCool has everything you might need for trail running: fast drying textile, high traction, shock absorption and enough support. Wicked looking too, rugged and reeking of testosterone. Okay I’m kidding.