Struggling To Run More Than 5k: How To Get Over The Running Hump?

Struggling To Run More Than 5k: How To Get Over The Running Hump?

Running 5K is incredible. It makes you feel invincible. If it’s your first 5K then finishing it will boost your confidence manifold…

But what if you are struggling to run more than 5K. How to get over the running hump?

In this article, I’ll describe

  • Some common causes for not being able to run more than 5K.
  • Provide ways to overcome each of the causes.
  • A plan to run 6K

Sounds good? Let’s start…

Struggling To Run More than a 5K - How To Get Over The Running Hump

Reasons For Struggling To Run More Than 5K

If you are struggling to run more than 5K then there can be some common reasons like your lifestyle, stress, food habits, sleeping patterns, level of endurance, etc.

To check why you are struggling, you first need to determine which of the below reasons are true for you and try to address that.

If you find more than 1 reason for this continuous struggle, then address one at a time…

1. Level of endurance

You may be struggling to run 5K or more because of the level of endurance you have. You may have built it up to a certain extent with daily running, but it is not enough for a 5K.

To run a 5K or more, you will have to put focused effort to train for a 5K. Gradually improve your endurance so that you don’t get demotivated.

You can improve your level of endurance in as little as 2 weeks, provided you stick to a plan and follow it consistently.

Taking a gradual approach will ensure that you don’t sustain injury and don’t give up in the middle.

2. Running too fast

You may be trying to run your 5K fast. There is peer pressure to perform at a certain level…

Believe me, most of the runners feel that…

However, that cannot be the reason to try to run faster than your ability. Instead, try to first run a 5K without caring about timings or PB. Think about speed later.

If you are currently running too fast, then the first thing that you can do is to slow down…try to run for a longer duration with a comfortable pace.

This will not tire you out and you will be able to cover more distance with that…

3. Eating too much before you run

Sure you need the energy to run and for that, you need to have food. But stuffing yourself with food is not the best way to do that.

This way, you will be too uncomfortable to run, or in some cases, you may even throw up…

So, while having some amount of food is good before the run, don’t go overboard.

4. Eating too less

While eating too much is a problem, eating too less is also a big problem. If you are trying to run more than 5K, sufficient fuel will be needed by your system.

So, you should plan your pre-running meal according to that. If you eat too less, you will not have enough energy to complete the run.

Drinking a cup of coffee with a handful of dry fruits is all you need to sustain for a 5K run.

However, the amount you need may vary from the amount other runners need. Start with one handful of nuts and adjust the amount based on how tired you feel in the middle of the run.

5. Changed your diet plan recently

If you have switched from a carb-rich diet to a low-carb or keto diet, then you may see this performance dip in the first couple of weeks.

This is normal and this is will be better in some weeks once your body gets adapted to using ketones as its primary fuel.

The Keto diet is known to have a performance reduction in athletes, and runners are no different…but most of the time, this dip in performance is only temporary.

So, if you were able to run a 5K and now you are not able to after switching to the Keto diet, then this diet is the culprit…

Wait for 1-4 weeks, for your body to get used to this new kind of fuel…

6. You don’t take rest days seriously

When you run long runs like 5K, you are putting a lot of effort into the run. In subsequent days, you need rest or recovery days.

Without that, your next 5K run will suffer. You have to either take a lot of breaks or you may give up in the middle of the run.

If you are not resting properly after a 5K day, then you may continue to struggle, until you implement this rest day.

Also, on the rest days, you need not take complete off…Instead, try active recovery…activities like swimming, yoga, walking or any light activities that will get the blood flowing but will not be too stenueous for you.

7. You have weak hips and glutes

Having strong hips will help you run for a longer period of time without experiencing pain and minimize the chances of injuries.

The same goes for the glutes which are one of the strongest and biggest muscles of your body.

If they are weak, you will not be able to run longer distances…and you may have to experience more pain and injuries.

Many of the injuries that a runner experience is due to tightness in hip flexors or weak glutes and hamstrings.

Strength training your hips and glutes is an effective way to improve this. Also, you will be able to run properly with good form for a longer period of time.

8. Tightness in calf muscles

Stiffness and tightness in the calf muscles are one of the main reasons that you cannot run past 5K.

This can cause serious injuries and you may have to take prolonged breaks as such. Having flexible calf muscles with proper ankle mobility will ensure that you can run longer.

Otherwise, your Achilles Tendons may get overloaded and you will have to stop running due to injury.

Improving the mobility of the calf muscles is not a big deal. You have some specific exercises that will help you to improve on them in a couple of weeks.

Also, warming them up properly before the run will also help you to avoid any kind of painful breaks in the middle of the run.

9. Weak Knees

Many of us, come to running after taking a prolonged break or are becoming runners in say mid-twenties or even thirties.

By then, we have become too used to the sedentary lifestyle and the effects of it have started to take a toll on our bodies.

Many parts of our body start to become weak and one of the most affected joints is our knees…

If you have weak knees, you won’t be able to run far, let alone run more than 5K. You will start experiencing pain and it will keep coming back if you don’t strengthen your knees first.

Also, apart from having a strong knee, you can always try to improve the strength of the surrounding muscles like the quads.

This will help you to distribute the load more evenly while running. Also, it will provide additional strength to your knees.

10. You are overstriding

This is more of a problem with beginner runners. They will overstride or take longer strides than what is required to run.

This makes them use up their energy faster and they cannot run longer miles like 3 miles run.

If you are getting tired too easily, then get your strides evaluated. This will help you to understand if you need to change your stride pattern or not.

This also will help you improve your cadence which in turn will help with your endurance.

11. You are not using rhythmic breathing

Using your breath effectively while running will help you to run better and use your energy more efficiently.

This is one of the techniques that long-distance runners use to improve their race timing and endurance.

You can also use rhythmic breathing for 5K runs as it will help you to focus on using your energy more efficiently.

This in turn will help you run longer and will give your stamina a boost so that you can run more than a 5K.

Run More Than 5K: 6K Run Plan For Beginners

We have covered a lot of different reasons why you cannot run more than 5K…

But although these are great, you definitely need to work on any of them which is needed by you.

However, one big aspect that you also need to work on is the mental game of running a 5K.

Your mind gives up much before your body and if you don’t train your mind, you will probably never going to run a 5K even with all the incremental improvements mentioned above.

The best way to focus on your mental game is to work with a plan, no matter how basic is it. This will provide you with daily wins and progress and will help you to keep your motivation.

This is the reason we have selected the 6K run plan. This is 1K more distance than 5K and will help you move past the struggle of not being able to run a 5K.

We have created a 4-week 6K plan which will just push you a little more to break that mental barrier.

Here is the plan…

6K RUNNING PLAN FOR BEGINNERS
Struggling To Run More than a 5K - How To Get Over The Running Plateau
Madhusree Basu

Madhusree Basu

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Blogger and a fitness enthusiast. She loves running and Yoga and everything in between. She started running to manage her weight and to eat to her heart’s content. A true foodie at heart she shares whatever knowledge she has gained throughout the years about weight management and fitness.

Are Brooks Shoes Really Expensive? (The 10 Best Brands Compared)

Are Brooks Shoes Really Expensive? (The 10 Best Brands Compared)

Last Updated: July 11th, 2022

Are Brooks shoes expensive? If you look at the price tags that these shoes bear, you will know that it is true…but then again, running shoes are expensive…and there is no way around this…

But the real question is are Brooks shoes really expensive? This question can only be answered if you compare the price range of Brooks shoes with the prices of other brands.

Otherwise, it really doesn’t make sense to say that Brooks sneakers are expensive…It can be out of budget, yes…but whether it is expensive or at par on the market, only a proper comparison can provide you with the real picture…

We did just that…

We took 10 of the most popular running shoe brands and compared their prices with that of the Brooks shoes.

For the comparison purpose, we are using the following brands today:

  • Adidas
  • Altra
  • Asics
  • Hoka One One
  • Mizuno
  • New Balance
  • Nike
  • ON Running
  • Saucony
  • Topo Athletic

To find out the price point of each of these brands, we referenced their website directly so that there is no additional cost added to the shoes.

We did the same to check the prices of Brooks so that there is some uniformity in the comparison.

So, what did we find? Let’s check out…

Are Brooks Shoes Expensive

Are Brooks Shoes Expensive?

Yes, Brooks shoes are expensive, however, if you compare them with the prices of the popular brands, then they are almost at par.

When we compared the prices of Brooks shoes with that of the other brands, what we found is that, they are not expensive in comparison to them.

Also, for many of the brands, the prices of these shoes have an almost matching value to Brooks…

Are Brooks Shoes Expensive Compared To Top Brands?

Whether Brooks is expensive or not compared to the other brands can only be found out if we have to know the price range in which Brooks shoes are available…

Here is what we found out…

Price of the cheapest Brooks running shoe: $65 (Draft XC Spikeless)

Price of the most expensive Brooks shoe: $250 (Hyperion Elite 3)

However, most of the running shoes from Brooks are available in the range of $130 to $160. In this range, you will find all the popular running shoes from Brooks like Ghost, Adrenaline GTS, Glycerin, Cascadia, Beast, Levitate, etc…

In total out of 101 running shoe models that are available from Brooks, that range alone has around 51 products.

Now, that we know, what is the price range of Brooks shoes and where are most of them, let’s find out the price ranges of the other brands and compare them with Brooks’ prices.

Brooks Price Comparison With Adidas

The first brand in this price comparison is Adidas. To check the price point of Adidas running shoes, we visited Adidas’ official website and sorted the prices of the shoes from the highest to the lowest.

The most expensive Adidas running shoes cost around $260 (Terrex Agravic Tech Pro Trail Running Shoes)

If you compare it with the price of Hyperion Elite, it will cost you $10 more. This means, the most expensive shoe from Adidas is actually more expensive than the most pricey shoe from Brooks.

Now let’s check if Adidas can beat Brooks in the cheapest category or not…

The cheapest Adidas shoe will cost you around $60 (Run Falcon 2.0). In comparison, Brooks is $5 dollar expensive in this category.

But what is the price range in which most of the Adidas models are available?

The bestsellers from Adidas will cost you somewhere between $110 to $200 with the most popular shoe, Ultraboost costing you around $190.

So, by comparison, the price range in which most of the shoes are available from Adidas is wider than that of Brooks.

However, it beats Brooks in both the lower price and the higher price in this most popular category.

So, all in all, Brooks is not more expensive than Adidas and for many models, Adidas will cost you more than Brooks.

Comparing Brooks’ Price With Altra

Now let’s establish the price points for Altra, for easier comparison with Brooks’ price.

The most costly shoe from Altra will cost you around $240 (Vanish Carbon). This is actually, $10 cheaper than the most premium price available from Brooks.

Also, the cheapest shoe price from Altra is around $60 (Youth Kokiri). This is actually $5 cheaper than the lowest price available from Brooks.

But in which range most of the shoes or the popular shoes from Altra are available?

This range is $130 to $180. You will all the popular shoes from Altra like Superior, Rivera, Escalante, Provision, Lone Peak, Torin, Timp, etc. in this range.

The lower price point of this brand for the most popular shoes actually tallies with that of Brooks. However, the higher price is around $20 more expensive than Brooks.

So, by comparison, Altra may cost you more if you go for the more cushioned running shoes.

However, if you go for the other models that have decent cushioning, then they will cost you around $160, which is the same as that of Brooks.

At the $160 price, you will find the most popular running shoes from Brooks.

So, here also, Altra and Brooks have a similar price point for most of the popular shoes.

Comparing Brooks’ Price With ASICS

ASICS has a wide range of shoes and like the number of models that ASICS has, the prices also vary hugely.

The lowest price for ASICS shoes is around $50 (Gel-Contend). This is around $15 lesser than the lowest price available from Brooks.

The highest-priced shoe that is available from ASICS will cost you around $250 (Metaspeed EDGE+). This is the exact price of the most costly shoe from Brooks.

So, if you want to buy the most expensive shoe from either of these brands, the cost for both of them will be the same…

But what is the range of its most popular shoes or the bestsellers?

This price range is from around $100 to $160. The lowest point of this price range is around $30 cheaper than that of Brooks shoes. However, the highest price point is the same as Brooks.

So, expensiveness-wise, ASICS doesn’t beat Brooks. I would say, if you are looking for a good shoe from either of these two brands, you will have to shell out almost the same amount of money for any of them.

Related: Brooks Ghost Vs Asics Kayano: Which One Is Best For You?

Comparing Hoka One One’s Price With Brooks

Hoka One One running shoes are one of the most comfortable running shoes around. They are extremely cushy and some of them will feel like walking on the clouds.

Comfort-wise, it is at par with that of Brooks shoes…

But what about the price?

Let’s compare Hoka’s price with that of Brooks…

The costliest Hoka shoe will make you shell out around $215 (Bondi X). This is a whopping $35 difference from that of Brooks’ most expensive shoe.

The cheapest running shoe from Hoka will cost you around $125. This is $5 less than that of Brooks.

However, the range in which most of the Hoka models are available is around $130 to $215. The lower price point of the most popular shoe matches that of Brooks’.

However, the higher price point is way more expensive than Brooks and by way more I mean $55 to be precise. This is a huge price gap.

The shoes that are most commonly used for Hoka will cost you around $160. This is the same as that of Brooks. So, if you buy a Hoka, you may be spending almost the same amount of money as that Brooks.

All in all, although for some models, Brooks seems to be more expensive than Hoka, for the most commonly used shoes of both the brands, the price point is exactly the same.

Related: Brooks Vs Saucony Vs Hoka: Which Brand Is Right For You?

Comparing Mizuno’s Price With Brooks

Mizuno is one of those consistent performs that we have come to rely on. It is comfortable, and durable and will provide you with a good running experience.

But what about the price?

Mizuno is one of those few brands that have kept the max price of its shoes to under $200. The most expensive Mizuno running shoe will cost you around $180 (Wave Rebellion).

This is a shart contrast with that of Brooks shoes where the highest price runs up to $250.

This is a huge price difference of around $70. This means the costliest Mizuno shoe is actually almost 40% cheaper than the most premium running shoe from Brooks.

The price of cheapest running shoe model from Mizuno will cost you around $140. This is more than double the price of the budget-friendly shoes from Brooks.

However, the price range of the most popular shoes from Mizuno is the same as the upper limit and the lower limit of the price which are $180 and $140 respectively.

Mizuno has a handful number of models and they focus on them entirely. This has helped them to maintain this sub $200 price range.

However, this price range beats Brooks for both the upper price band and the lower price band by $10 and $20 respectively.

This means, in this way, Mizuno is slightly more expensive the Brooks.

Price Of Brooks Compared With Nike

Nike is one of the most known brands in the fitness and sports industry. You will be able to see Nike in many countries. In fact, much before Brooks and Hoka, Nike was launched in India.

The global reach that Nike has, many of the other brands are yet to have.

Now let’s check how its price fares against that of Brooks.

The highest price of a Nike running shoe is around $300 (Nike Zoom Alphafly Next Nature). This is a huge amount of money to pay for any running shoe.

In fact, probably this is one of the most expensive running shoes around.

Compared to this, the highest price to pay for a Brooks sneaker is around $100 lesser.

The lowest price of a Nike shoe is around $50. This is much lesser than that of Brooks which is around $15 more.

However, the price range of the most popular shoe is the same as that of the lowest and the highest price of the shoe.

This makes Nike expensive if you go for the premium shoes and in fact, this makes it way costlier than Brooks.

Price Of Brooks Compared With New Balance

A shoe brand that I like as an alternative to Brooks is New Balance. They provide you with incredible comfort and are excellent as a running buddy.

Although they match up in the comfort department as in Brooks, how do they match up in the price area?

Let’s find out…

The most expensive shoe from New Balance is Stone Island Tokyo Design Studio FuelCell RC Elitev2. It costs you $219.99. This is a lot less than that of the most priced running shoe from Brooks which is $250.

This means the priciest New Balance shoes will cost you around $30 less than that of the Brooks.

What about the lowest price from New Balance?

It is around $69.99 (DynaSoft Nitrel). This cost is $4.99 more than that of Brooks whose lowest price is around $65.

However, the range in which most of the popular shoes from New Balance are available is $69.99 to $184.99.

The lower price point is much lesser than that of Brooks which is at around $130. Whereas the higher price point is around $160 for Brooks.

So, if you go for a more premium model, you will have to shell out more cash for New Balance than Brooks.

Related: New Balance Size Chart Vs Nike

Brooks Price Compared With ON Running

ON Running shoes are comparatively new to the running market. However, they are excellent running shoes and will provide you with a very good running experience.

Is ON Running more expensive than Brooks?

The topmost model of ON Running is slightly more expensive than that of Brooks. It costs you around $20 more than that of Brooks.

For the lowest price, ON Running has a price of around $139.99. This is way more than the lowest price of Brooks. Actually, this is around $51 more than that of the cheapest model Brooks.

Now check the price range of the most popular ON Running shoes. Although you can go for a more expensive or cheap running shoe from ON, however, mostly you will settle for a shoe which belongs to this price range.

However, this price range is around $139.99 to $199.99. This price range is slightly higher than that we have seen in Brooks. Both the higher price point and the lower price point are greater than Brooks. In this aspect, ON Running is more expensive than Brooks.

Related: On Running Vs Nike: Which Brand Is Best For You?

Brooks Price Compared With Saucony

Saucony shoes are excellent running shoes and provide you with a lot of variety not only in terms of the model but also, in terms of price.

The highest-priced running shoe from Saucony will cost you around $250. This is the same price point as the most expensive shoe from Brooks.

The cheapest Saucony shoe will cost you around $90 which is around 40% more than that of Brooks. This was a bit surprising for me. I was under the impression that Saucony provides something in a more affordable range.

But what is the price range of the most popular shoes from Saucony? Actually, this price range is the same as the lowest and the highest price of the shoes from Saucony, which is $90 and $250 respectively.

The lower price point of Saucony is much lower than that of Brooks. In this aspect, Brooks is more expensive than Saucony.

The higher price point of Saucony is much higher than Brooks. This means Saucony beats Brooks here.

So, whether to say that Saucony is more expensive than Brooks or not, is inconclusive. As one is expensive in one category, whereas the other is expensive in the other category.

Price of Topo Athletic Compared with Brooks

Topo Athletic is a considerably newer entry into the running world. Although new it has become very popular and will provide you with excellent running comfort.

One thing is the prices of Topo Athletic are represented in Pound Sterling (£). So we have converted the price to $. So there will be an approximation but you will get a general idea.

The highest price of Topo Athletic running shoes is around $208. This is much less than that of Brooks by almost 20%.

The lowest price of Topo Athletic shoes is around $137. This is much higher than that of Brooks and by higher I mean by more than 100%.

Also, since there are only a handful of models available from Topo Athletic, the lowest and highest price points are what are mentioned above.

This means for the more expensive models, it is cheaper than Brooks and for the cheaper models, it is more expensive than Brooks.

So basically, it is expensive or cheaper than Brooks depending on the model that you will select.

Related: Topo Phantom Vs Hoka Clifton: Which One Is The Best For You?

Conclusion

Although at the first glance, it may seem that Brooks shoes are very expensive…however, comparing its prices with different brands will tell you that, almost all of them are at a similar price point.

However, the median varies and the most popular shoe of one brand may be more expensive than that of the most popular shoe Brooks.

So, the amount of cash that you shell out from your pocket will depend on the model that you select.

Whether Brooks shoes are expensive or not is actually inconclusive…






Madhusree Basu

Madhusree Basu

Author, Admin

Blogger and a fitness enthusiast. She loves running and Yoga and everything in between. She started running to manage her weight and to eat to her heart’s content. A true foodie at heart she shares whatever knowledge she has gained throughout the years about weight management and fitness.

How Do Mizuno Shoes Fit Compared To Nike?

How Do Mizuno Shoes Fit Compared To Nike?

Last Updated: July 11th, 2022

Mizuno and Nike are very popular brands and comparing their sizes will be interesting.

When doing so, I found that the difference in the numbers representing the sizes of these two brands is not as severe as in Salomon Vs Nike.

However, a difference is there, but comparing a more universal length like the cm or the inches will make it easier for you to compare.

So, let’s check what are the differences between the sizes of Mizuno and Nike and how do Mizuno shoes fit compared to Nike…

Let’s get started…

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How Do Mizuno Shoes Fit Compared To Nike

How Do Mizuno Shoes Fit Compared To Nike?

The fit of Mizuno shoes is as comfortable as Nike. It has good toe-box space like Nike and the overall width of the shoe is also not restrictive, much like Nike.

The fit of the heel counter is also gripping like Nike and it will not allow the shoes to have heel slips. This is good if you have blister-prone feet or have other issues like heel bursitis, etc.

If you have wide feet then both Mizuno and Nike will be able to support you. However, if you have extra-wide feet, then there are only a couple of models in Nike like Nike Revolution, that will be able to support you. Mizuno doesn’t have an extra wide fit.

However, I felt, that the Mizuno wide is as comfortable as the Nike’s wide.

Also, the number of sizes available from Nike is a lot more than Mizuno’s for both the men’s and the women’s versions and for both bigger and smaller sizes.

This is definitely an advantage if you have a big foot size above 30cm and above in women and 35cm and above in men.

Related: Hoka Vs Nike: Which Brand Is Right For You?

Mizuno Vs Nike Sizing: Differences

1. For Mizuno women’s size starts from 20.5cm(8.07 in)/4(US)/1.5(UK)/33(EU). For Nike women’s size starts from 21cm (8.27 in)/4(US)/1.5(UK)/34.5(EU).

2. For Mizuno men’s size starts from 23cm (9.05 in)/5(US)/4(UK)/36.5(EU). For Nike men’s size starts from 22.5cm (8.86 in)/3.5(US)/3(UK)/35.5(EU).

3. Some of the sizes of Nike are represented by two size numbers. One such example is the size 23.5cm is represented by 4.5/5(US)/4/4.5(UK)/36.5/37.5(EU). However, Mizuno sizes are not represented like this. 

4. In Mizuno, some of the sizes are not available only in the EU region. For example, the size 32.5cm(12.80 in) for the men’s size is not present in the EU but is present in US and UK. Such a thing is not present in Nike.

5. For women’s shoes Mizuno has more sizes than Nike for smaller pairs.

6. For women’s shoes Nike has more sizes than Mizuno for larger pairs.

6. For men’s shoes, Nike has an additional smaller size than Mizuno. For the larger pairs also Nike has many more sizes available than Mizuno.

7. The numbers representing the same lengths of the shoes in the women’s version are 0.5 steps higher in Mizuno than Nike for all the regions, up to 22cm (8.66 in). After that, this difference is only present in the US and the UK regions.

8. The numbers representing the same lengths of the shoes in the men’s version are 0.5 steps higher in Mizuno than Nike for all the regions, up to 24cm (9.45 in). After that, this difference is only present in the EU regions.

Related: 10 Best 5mm Drop Running Shoes

Mizuno Size Vs Nike Sizing: Women’s Shoes (cm, inches)

cm (inches)

Mizuno (US)

Nike (US)

Mizuno (UK)

Nike (UK)

Mizuno (EU)

Nike (EU)

20.5 cm

(8.07 in)

4

-

1.5

-

33

-

21 cm

(8.27 in)

4.5

4

2

1.5

34

34.5

21.5 cm

(8.46 in)

5

4.5

2.5

2

34.5

35

22 cm

(8.66 in)

5.5

5

3

2.5

35

35.5

22.5 cm

(8.85 in)

6

5.5

3.5

3

36

36

23 cm

(9.05 in)

6.5

6

4

3.5

36.5

36.5

23.5 cm

(9.25 in)

7

6.7

4.5

4

37

37.5

24 cm

(9.45 in)

7.5

7

5

4.5

38

38

24.5 cm

(9.65 in)

8

7.5

5.5

5

38.5

38.5

25 cm

(9.85 in)

8.5

8

6

5.5

39

39

25.5 cm

(10.03 in)

9

8.5

6.5

6

40

40

26 cm

(10.24 in)

9.5

9

7

6.5

40.5

40.5

26.5 cm

(10.43 in)

10

9.5

7.5

7

41

41

27 cm

(10.63 in)

10.5

10

8

7.5

42

42

27.5 cm

(10.83 in)

11

10.5

8.5

8

42.5

42.5

28 cm

(11.03 in)

11.5

11

9

8.5

43

43

28.5 cm

(11.23 in)

12

11.5

9.5

9

44

44

29 cm

(11.03 in)

12.5

12

10

9.5

44.5

44.5

29.5 cm

(11.23 in)

13

12.5

10.5

10

45

45

30 cm

(12.03 in)

-

13

-

10.5

-

45.5

30.5 cm

(12.23 in)

-

13.5

-

11

-

46

31 cm

(12.43 in)

-

14

-

11.5

-

47

31.5 cm

(12.63 in)

-

14.5

-

12

-

47.5

32 cm

(12.83 in)

-

15

-

12.5

-

48

32.5 cm

(13.03 in)

-

15.5

-

13

-

48.5

33 cm

(13.23 in)

-

16

-

13.5

-

49

33.5 cm

(13.43 in)

-

16.5

-

14

-

50

34 cm

(13.63 in)

-

17

-

14.5

-

50.5

34.5 cm

(13.83 in)

-

17.5

-

15

-

51

35 cm

(14.03 in)

-

18

-

15.5

-

51.5

35.5 cm

(14.23 in)

-

18.5

-

16

-

52

36 cm

(14.43 in)

-

19

-

16.5

-

52.5

36.5 cm

(14.63 in)

-

19.5

-

17

-

53

37 cm

(14.83 in)

-

20

-

17.5

-

53.5

37.5 cm

(15.03 in)

-

20.5

-

18

-

54

38 cm

(15.23 in)

-

21

-

18.5

-

54.5

38.5 cm

(15.43 in)

-

21.5

-

19

-

55

39 cm

(15.63 in)

-

22

-

19.5

-

55.5

39.5 cm

(15.83 in)

-

22.5

-

20

-

56

Download Mizuno Vs Nike Size Chart For Women

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Nike Size Vs Mizuno Sizing: Men’s Shoes (cm, inches)

cm (inches)

Mizuno (US)

Nike (US)

Mizuno (UK)

Nike (UK)

Mizuno (EU)

Nike (EU)

22.5cm

(8.86 in)

-

3.5

-

3

-

35.5

23cm

(9.05 in)

5

4

4

3.5

36.5

36

23.5cm

(9.25 in)

5.5

4.5/5

4.5

4/4.5

37

36.5/37.5

24cm

(9.45 in)

6

5/5.5

5

5.5/6

38

38/38.5

24.5cm

(9.64 in)

6.5

6.5

5.5

6

38.5

39

25 cm

(9.84 in)

7

7

6

6

39

40

25.5 cm

(10.04 in)

7.5

7.5

6.5

6.5

40

40.5

26 cm

(10.24 in)

8

8

7

7

40.5

41

26.5 cm

(10.43 in)

8.5

8

7.5

7.5

41

42

27 cm

(10.63 in)

9

8

8

42

42.5

27.5 cm

(10.83 in)

9.5

9.5

8.5

8.5

42.5

43

28 cm

(11.02 in)

10

10

9

9

43

44

28.5 cm

(11.22 in)

10.5

10.5

9.5

9.5

44

44.5

29 cm

(11.42 in)

11

11

10

10

44.5

45

29.5 cm

(11.61 in)

11.5

11.5

10.5

10.5

45

45.5

30 cm

(11.81 in)

12

12

11

11

46

46

30.5 cm

(12 in)

12.5

12.5

11.5

11.5

46.5

47

31 cm

(12.20 in)

13

13

12

12

47

47.5

31.5 cm

(12.40 in)

13.5

13.5

12.5

12.5

48

48

32 cm

(12.60 in)

14

14

13

13

48.5

48.5

32.5 cm

(12.80 in)

14.5

14.5

13.5

13.5

-

49

33 cm

(13.0 in)

15

15

14

14

50

49.5

33.5 cm

(13.2 in)

15.5

15.5

14.5

14.5

-

50

34 cm

(13.38 in)

16

16

15

15

51

50.5

34.5 cm

(13.58 in)

16.5

16.5

15.5

15.5

-

51

35 cm

(13.78 in)

17

17

16

16

52.5

51.5

35.5 cm

(13.98 in)

-

17.5

-

16.5

-

52

36 cm

(14.17 in)

-

18

-

17

-

52.5

36.5 cm

(14.37 in)

-

18.5

-

17.5

-

53

37 cm

(14.57 in)

-

19

-

18

-

53.5

37.5 cm

(14.76 in)

-

19.5

-

18.5

-

54

38 cm

(14.96 in)

-

20

-

19

-

54.5

38.5 cm

(15.16 in)

-

20.5

-

19.5

-

55

39 cm

(15.35 in)

-

21

-

20

-

55.5

39.5 cm

(15.55 in)

-

21.5

-

20.5

-

56

40 cm

(15.75 in)

-

22

-

21

-

56.5

Download Nike size compared to Mizuno (Men)

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Do Mizuno Run Bigger Or Smaller Than Nike?

No, Mizuno sizes are not bigger than Nike. However, the size numbers that the universal lengths of the cm are represented by these two brands are somewhat different.

Also, many will make the mistake of thinking Mizunos are bigger than Nike because many of the size numbers that Mizuno have is 0.5 steps greater than Nike. However, both of these numbers are representing the same cm/inch length.

Sometimes this difference is just region-specific, especially in the EU region. Also, as mentioned above, some of the numbers that these two brands use for representing the length are the same for some sizes.

Actually, if you go and try to map the size numbers of these two brands, then it will be very confusing. Instead, try to check the cm/inch length of the shoes from both the brands as this is a more accurate representation and more universal.






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ON Running Vs Nike Sizing: Differences And Similarities

ON Running Vs Nike Sizing: Differences And Similarities

Last Updated: July 11th, 2022

ON Running and Nike sizing are a lot similar to that I’ve observed in the other brands.

However, the number of sizes that are available in Nike is a lot more than that of ON Running.

We will cover all the differences and similarities between Nike and On Running sizes in the below sections…

This is only a sizing comparison post and I did not compare the other aspects of both the brands. If you want a more detailed comparison between Nike and On Running, you can read this article.

Let’s proceed…

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ON Running Vs Nike Sizing

On Running Vs Nike Sizing: Differences

1. For On Running the women’s sizes start from 22cm (8.66 in)/5(US)/3(UK)/36(EU). Whereas Women’s Nike starts from 21cm (8.27 in)/4(US)/1.5(UK)/34.5(EU)

2. For Nike men’s size starts from 22.5cm (8.86 in)/3.5(US)/3(UK)/35.5(EU). For On Running men’s size starts from 25cm (9.84 in)/7(US)/6.5(UK)/40(EU).

3. Most of the UK men’s sizes of On Running are equivalent to a Nike number by 0.5 steps. It is the same for women’s sizes as well.

4. For both the men’s and the women’s versions of the shoes, there are a lot more sizes available in Nike than in On Running for both the smaller versions and the bigger versions.

5. In Nike Men, some of the sizes are represented by two numbers like 4.5/5 or 5/5.5 in the US version. This is not there in On Running.

6. For the men’s version, there is a whole 1.0 step jump for the EU sizes of 45 to 47 in On Running. Such a step jump is not present in Nike. This can again be seen in ON Running for 48 and 49 EU sizes.

Related: Running Shoe Heel Drop Chart (Illustrated)

Nike Sizing Vs On Running Sizing: Similarities

  • Most of the sizes for both men’s and women’s version has an incremental step of 0.5 for all the regions.
  • For the US version, the numbers of Nike sizes and ON Running are the same.
  • For EU versions, most of the numbers of ON Running are the same as that of Nike sizes.

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Nike Size Vs On Running: Women’s Shoes (cm, inches)

cm (inches)

ON Running (US)

Nike (US)

ON Running (UK)

Nike (UK)

ON Running (EU)

Nike (EU)

21 cm

(8.27 in)

-

4

-

1.5

-

34.5

21.5 cm

(8.46 in)

-

4.5

-

2

-

35

22 cm

(8.66 in)

5

5

3

2.5

36

35.5

22.5 cm

(8.85 in)

5.5

5.5

3.5

3

36.5

36

23 cm

(9.05 in)

6

6

4

3.5

37

36.5

23.5 cm

(9.25 in)

6.5

6.7

4.5

4

37.5

37.5

24 cm

(9.45 in)

7

7

5

4.5

38

38

24.5 cm

(9.65 in)

7.5

7.5

5.5

5

38.5

38.5

25 cm

(9.85 in)

8

8

6

5.5

39

39

25.5 cm

(10.03 in)

8.5

8.5

6.5

6

40

40

26 cm

(10.24 in)

9

9

7

6.5

40.5

40.5

26.5 cm

(10.43 in)

9.5

9.5

7.5

7

41

41

27 cm

(10.63 in)

10

10

8

7.5

42

42

27.5 cm

(10.83 in)

10.5

10.5

8.5

8

42.5

42.5

28 cm

(11.03 in)

11

11

9

8.5

43

43

28.5 cm

(11.23 in)

-

11.5

-

9

-

44

29 cm

(11.03 in)

-

12

-

9.5

-

44.5

29.5 cm

(11.23 in)

-

12.5

-

10

-

45

30 cm

(12.03 in)

-

13

-

10.5

-

45.5

30.5 cm

(12.23 in)

-

13.5

-

11

-

46

31 cm

(12.43 in)

-

14

-

11.5

-

47

31.5 cm

(12.63 in)

-

14.5

-

12

-

47.5

32 cm

(12.83 in)

-

15

-

12.5

-

48

32.5 cm

(13.03 in)

-

15.5

-

13

-

48.5

33 cm

(13.23 in)

-

16

-

13.5

-

49

33.5 cm

(13.43 in)

-

16.5

-

14

-

50

34 cm

(13.63 in)

-

17

-

14.5

-

50.5

34.5 cm

(13.83 in)

-

17.5

-

15

-

51

35 cm

(14.03 in)

-

18

-

15.5

-

51.5

35.5 cm

(14.23 in)

-

18.5

-

16

-

52

36 cm

(14.43 in)

-

19

-

16.5

-

52.5

36.5 cm

(14.63 in)

-

19.5

-

17

-

53

37 cm

(14.83 in)

-

20

-

17.5

-

53.5

37.5 cm

(15.03 in)

-

20.5

-

18

-

54

38 cm

(15.23 in)

-

21

-

18.5

-

54.5

38.5 cm

(15.43 in)

-

21.5

-

19

-

55

39 cm

(15.63 in)

-

22

-

19.5

-

55.5

39.5 cm

(15.83 in)

-

22.5

-

20

-

56

Download ON Running Shoes Size Vs Nike Size Chart For Women

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Nike Vs On Running Sizing: Men’s Shoes (cm, inches)

cm (inches)

ON Running (US)

Nike (US)

ON Running (UK)

Nike (UK)

ON Running (EU)

Nike (EU)

22.5cm

(8.86 in)

-

3.5

-

3

-

35.5

23cm

(9.05 in)

-

4

-

3.5

-

36

23.5cm

(9.25 in)

-

4.5/5

-

4/4.5

-

36.5/37.5

24cm

(9.45 in)

-

5/5.5

-

5.5/6

-

38/38.5

24.5cm

(9.64 in)

-

6.5

-

6

-

39

25 cm

(9.84 in)

7

7

6.5

6

40

40

25.5 cm

(10.04 in)

7.5

7.5

7

6.5

40.5

40.5

26 cm

(10.24 in)

8

8

7.5

7

41

41

26.5 cm

(10.43 in)

8.5

8

8

7.5

42

42

27 cm

(10.63 in)

9

8.5

8

42.5

42.5

27.5 cm

(10.83 in)

9.5

9.5

9

8.5

43

43

28 cm

(11.02 in)

10

10

9.5

9

44

44

28.5 cm

(11.22 in)

10.5

10.5

10

9.5

44.5

44.5

29 cm

(11.42 in)

11

11

10.5

10

45

45

29.5 cm

(11.61 in)

11.5

11.5

11

10.5

46

45.5

30 cm

(11.81 in)

12

12

11.5

11

47

46

30.5 cm

(12 in)

12.5

12.5

12

11.5

47.5

47

31 cm

(12.20 in)

13

13

12.5

12

48

47.5

31.5 cm

(12.40 in)

14

13.5

13.5

12.5

49

48

32 cm

(12.60 in)

-

14

-

13

-

48.5

32.5 cm

(12.80 in)

-

14.5

-

13.5

-

49

33 cm

(13.0 in)

-

15

-

14

-

49.5

33.5 cm

(13.2 in)

-

15.5

-

14.5

-

50

34 cm

(13.38 in)

-

16

-

15

-

50.5

34.5 cm

(13.58 in)

-

16.5

-

15.5

-

51

35 cm

(13.78 in)

-

17

-

16

-

51.5

35.5 cm

(13.98 in)

-

17.5

-

16.5

-

52

36 cm

(14.17 in)

-

18

-

17

-

52.5

36.5 cm

(14.37 in)

-

18.5

-

17.5

-

53

37 cm

(14.57 in)

-

19

-

18

-

53.5

37.5 cm

(14.76 in)

-

19.5

-

18.5

-

54

38 cm

(14.96 in)

-

20

-

19

-

54.5

38.5 cm

(15.16 in)

-

20.5

-

19.5

-

55

39 cm

(15.35 in)

-

21

-

20

-

55.5

39.5 cm

(15.55 in)

-

21.5

-

20.5

-

56

40 cm

(15.75 in)

-

22

-

21

-

56.5

Download Nike size compared to On Running Size (Men)

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How do ON Running shoes fit compared to Nike?

Both ON Running and Nike fit are pretty comfortable. They have a good width and will not restrict you in any way.

However, I find the fit of ON Running to be slightly more comfortable than Nike, especially in the toe-box.

Otherwise, both the brands are true to size and you need not go up or down a size. In most of the models, ON Running has wide fitting available which is not the case with Nike.

The only thing with ON Running that I don’t like is that it doesn’t have a lot of sizes available. Nike on the other hand has a lot more sizes available and that makes it a better fit for runners with smaller or much bigger foot sizes.

Related: Salomon Vs Nike Sizing: How Different Are They?






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On Running Vs Nike: Which Brand Is Best For You?

On Running Vs Nike: Which Brand Is Best For You?

Last Updated: July 11th, 2022

On Running Vs Nike is a comparison that is going to be interesting. Nike is one of the most popular brands all over the world whereas those who use On Running, are mostly its loyal fans.

In the below sections we have provides you with as much detail about both the brands and have highlighted the differences between the two and our analysis wherever possible…

By the end of this post, we hope that you find the brand that is most suitable for you…

On Running Vs Nike

On Running Vs Nike: Differences

1. The maximum drop of an On Running shoe is 11mm whereas the maximum drop of a Nike shoe is 10mm.

2. Nike produces more types of sports shoes, however, On Running also has hiking gear which Nike doesn’t have.

3. Nike has 3 trail-running models and around 48 road-running models of shoes, whereas On Running has 4 trail-running models and 11 road-running models of shoes.

4. Between On Running and Nike, surprisingly Nike has the most maximally cushioned shoes.

5. Nike has a more traditional-looking midsole, whereas On Running has midsoles that resemble clouds from the side profile.

6. In general, On Running cushioning feels slightly softer than Nike midsoles.

7. Nike has more models of running shoes than On Running combining both road running and trail running shoes.

8. On Running looks more stylish than Nike and resembles lifestyle shoes. Nike looks more like a traditional sports shoe.

9. Nike is available in India whereas On Running is not.

On Running and Nike: Similarities

  • The minimum drop of both On Running and Nike is 4mm.
  • Both Nike and On Running are shifting towards eco-friendly and sustainable materials.
  • Both manufacture sports apparel.
  • Both have running shoes in the maximal cushioning category.
  • Both manufacture running shoes for trails and roads.
  • Both the brands have a non-restrictive fit.
  • Both use engineered mesh in the upper of their running shoes.
  • Both use a foam material that is a derivative of EVA foam.

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Shoe Construction

On Running has become a very popular brand among runners with its unconventional style and approach to its running shoes. Nike on the other hand is a more traditional brand that needs no introduction.

While Nike has an experience of almost 58 years of experience under its belt, On Running is yet to enter its teenage years in terms of experience.

On Running was founded in 2010 whereas Nike has been around since 1964.

However, with almost one-fifth of the experience as Nike as a brand, On Running is a formidable competitor of Nike.

On Running is a Swiss company unlike Nike, which is based in the US. Also, On is spreading its wings outside Switzerland and is quite making a mark in it.

Nike on the other hand is probably one of the most well-known brands across the world and has its presence known in almost 41 countries.

Both of these brands produce running shoes for different purposes like short-distance running, long-distance running, overpronation, neutral, etc.

But how does their performance match up?

Let’s find out…

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Midsole

The midsole of a running shoe is the make-or-break point while trying to decide on a running shoe. This is one of the single most important parts of the running shoe and its choice mainly depends on the kind of running you do.

With midsole, most companies go above and beyond with their midsole technologies and On Running and Nike are also no different. Throughout the years they have used different innovations to provide you with comfort and improved performance.

One of the most important and visible technologies that On Running uses is CloudTec. It is made in the shape of a cloud with air pockets.

These cloud pockets come together in a series to form a CloudTec sole that is cushiony, comfortable, and provides you with excellent performance.

This is somewhat similar to Nike whose one of the primary cushioning materials from Nike is the Air Zoom material. You can think of them as pockets filled with air in between stretched materials.

When you apply pressure, the Clouds of On Running and the Air Zoom pockets of Nike contract, and when you take the pressure off they expand, producing an explosive force that will help you to propel forward.

In general, these units are present throughout the length of the sole or in the heel region for that added shock absorption in both of these shoes.

However, Nike Air Zoom is not visible from the outside whereas, you will be able to see the clouds of On Running from the outsole. This gives On Cloud shoes a distinct look.

Apart from CloudTec another thing that is prevalent in On Running shoes is the SpeedBoard. It also uses Carbon Fibre plates extensively for more faster and resilient performance.

This imparts a kind of stiffness to the midsole that makes them more responsive. However, that is offset by the different cloud placements for optimum running comfort.

For example, the On Cloudboom Echo has a stiffer midsole than its previous version, Cloudboom. However, that is offset by adding more cushioning to the forefoot above the SpeedBoard.

This makes it more comfortable for the runners and also helps them to perform better.

Apart from the Air Zoom technology, Nike also uses rocker technology in most of the shoes with  ZoomX cushioning. This is found in the forefoot and it helps in the easier heel-to-toe transition.

ZoomX is one of the most, if not the lightest, softest, and most responsive midsole materials from Nike. Apart from being one of the cushiest materials from Nike, ZoomX also has a unidirectional carbon fiber plate.

The reason for the usage of this carbon fiber plate In Nike is similar to that of On Running. It increases the overall responsiveness of the shoe, thus improving the performance of the runner.

In place of the rocker technology, On Running uses the curvature of the SpeedBoard for powerful forward propulsion.

The more curved the SpeedBoard is, the more power you will have while moving forward.

You can experience it for yourself with the Cloudboom Echo. The curvature of the SpeedBoard is increased for the sole purpose of providing you with a more powerful forward motion.

Another type of cushioning that Nike uses is the React foam. This has become a super successful cushioning after its debut in 2017 in the basketball shoes and in the subsequent year for the running shoes.

This foam is a lightweight foam that has very high responsiveness. This was a breakthrough from Nike as cushioning and responsiveness most of the time don’t go hand in hand. With react foams you will get excellent energy return along with very high cushioning.

Also, this foam is very durable and will not lose shape easily.

Another type of cushioning that you will frequently see in the lower-priced shoes from Nike is the Cushlon foam. This is a soft foam that is good with cushioning and responsiveness. It feels soft under the foot and is good for everyday runs.

Cushlon foams are not for long-distance running. However, for shorter distances they are excellent, lightweight cushioning.

Although Nike has exclusive shoes that are made for overpronation, you will not be able to find such a model with On Cloud.

To verify this, I searched almost all the shoes that they make and did not come across a shoe that specifically says that they support overpronation. The maximum thing that they say is supportive. Please let me know if you have found otherwise. This will help me to improve this article with the source.

Nike uses the medial post to handle overpronation and with such shoes from Nike, you will be able to feel that difference.

I would vote that comfort-wise, On Cloud and Nike, are almost at par. However, I felt the Nike soles to be a bit stiffer and I would prefer something with a bit less stiffness. But then again, it’s a personal preference and you can only decide if you can try this on.

The heel-to-toe drop both On Cloud and Nike has a wide spectrum and ranges from low drop shoes to high drop shoes.

However, On Cloud beats Nike by 1mm for the high drop shoes as the highest drop available in On Running is 11mm whereas for that Nike is 10mm.

However, both of them have a similar low drop of around 4mm.

Previously, On Running was making midsoles made from only foam, however, now they are blending rubber with the foam for some models to improve their overall durability.

Related: Salomon Vs Nike Sizing: How Different Are They?

Outsole

The outsole of On Running is made from durable rubber. Rather than spreading throughout the outsole, this durable rubber is present in the more wear and tear-prone areas like the forefoot and the heels.

Here is how a typical On Running outsole looks:

A Typical On Running Outsole

For the rest of the areas, it is an exposed rubberized midsole. The overall durability of this outsole is good and is excellent for longevity.

Also, due to the natural shape of the cloud, the outsole has deep horizontal grooves. Also, since there is one pair of clouds in each row, there is a deep vertical groove that runs through the middle of the shoe.

If you observe, there is a deep gap in the center of the midfoot as well…All these combined provide good flexibility to this running shoe. Without this flexibility, the sole unit would have been very hard and uncomfortable to run in.

The above picture shows the typical pattern of the outsole for the road running shoe. However, for trail running shoes also this pattern is present. Along with that, there is a slight addition to make it suitable for the trails.

For trail running shoes On Running has used something called Missiongrip. You will be able to find this kind of outsole in running shoes like On Cloudventure Waterproof.

This improves the traction even on the wet soft ground and provides you with a reliable grip for propulsion.

The forefoot of trail running shoes from On Running has something called studs aka lugs which provide you with excellent traction and stronger push-offs, even on soft terrains.

For the rest of the outsole, you will find a combination of these rubber blocks and On’s trademark 3-D-shaped texture. This improves the ground contact and provides you with high traction even on dry surfaces.

Apart from that, it also has a closed midsole channel that prevents stone catching. This also improves durability.

With Nike, the overall coverage of rubber in the outsole is more. It looks like almost the entire outsole is covered with durable rubber. However, there are few models that are below $100 that still have that exposed midsole with a rubberized coating.

Nike has used a computer-generated outsole design based on user input and provides you with a groove and flex pattern that is very precisely placed.

This makes the outsole durable and provides you with an excellent grip. Also, the amount of rubber and the patterns that are present on the outsole provides a bit of additional cushioning to your feet.

Nike has used different kinds of patterns on the outsole, however, one of the most prevalent patterns is the waffle pattern. This is present in the forefoot of running shoes like Pegasus.

This is nothing but a set of shallow lugs that are placed in such a way that they will add a layer of shock absorption and cushioning. When you land on these waffle lugs, they distribute the load and provide you with a firm grip on the ground.

This is how it looks…

Waffle pattern of Nike Outsole

Although the rubber is distributed throughout the outsole, it is not a continuous piece of rubber. This ensures that the running shoe has optimal flexibility and doesn’t add additional stiffness to the sole. This is because the inherent nature of durable rubber is stiffness.

Apart from the waffle structure, to improve the flexibility of the shoe, Nike uses flex grooves on the forefoot.

Mostly, there is a single horizontal groove and a vertical one for improving flexibility. Also, some models which belong to the sub $75 category, have multiple flex grooves. This is their primary feature which helps in improving the flexibility of those kinds of outsoles.

This is a similar method that both Nike and On Running use to improve the flexibility of their running shoes.

This helps in easy heel-to-toe transition and provides you with a comfortable running experience.

For shoes that don’t have flex grooves, Nike uses a meta rocker for easy heel-to-toe movement.

For trail runners, Nike uses lugs for unidirectional and multidirectional which is typical of most trail running shoes.

Nike shoes have tapering lugs that easily get embedded in the trails, providing you with a lot more stability while running on them.

Now the most important question…

How different is it to run in On Running and Nike?

I won’t say much if we are comparing the grip of these two brands. Both provide excellent grip and traction on both roads and trails.

Upper

As with most running shoes, both On Running and Nike uses engineered mesh as their primary upper material. This material is durable, breathable, and flexible. They move with your feet so that you can move more naturally.

On Running uses more than 70% recycled materials in its shoes and is creating a positive impact on the planet.

A similar thing can be observed in Nike as well and one such initiative is to replace their double-layered cardboard boxes with single-layer boxes and to make that box with 90% recycled materials.

There are overlays present on the upper of On Running shoes. However, they are minimal and are used to reinforce the lace holes.

The first set of lace holes is placed just after the joint of the toes with the foot. This helps to have a better lacing experience and support from the laces.

The laces are flat as with most of the shoes that you will see nowadays in most of the shoes.

The tongue of On Running shoes is well padded and sits on your foot properly. It keeps your ankle joint stable along with the padding of the collar area.

Also, the tongue may be gusseted/integrated or non-gusseted/free…Since the design of the tongues is anatomical, they will rarely move even if they are free.

You will not find extended pull tabs in this shoe brand. Also, you will in general not find a pull tab at all. You may think of it as a shortcoming, however, it is not. I in any case find the pull tab to be useless, but then again, this is personal to the runners themselves.

The heel counter of the On Running shoes is smooth and well padded. The helps to keep the heel stable and it does not move around. Also, you will not have to deal with heel slips which can create blisters.

The sockliner of the On Running shoes is removable and it provides you with good arch support. You will be very comfortable in these insoles as they will provide you with a lot of cushioning.

Nike uses engineered mesh as the primary type of material for its upper’s construction. This is for similar reasons like On Running and will provide you with good breathable mesh material.

However, with engineered mesh they use two primary kinds…one is the Fresh knit that you will find in shoes like Flex Experience Run and Flyknit that you will find in shoes like Pegasus.

The Flyknit material is a more premium upper material and is made from strong lightweight yarn. It is woven into a single piece material so that there is no unnecessary stitching involved in the upper. 

With Flyknit another thing that comes into the picture is the Flywire cables. They are present in the lace area and provide additional midfoot stability. They also secure the midfoot.

You will find extended pull tabs in many models from Nike. This is supposed to make the wearing of the shoes easy. However, one thing that I forgot to mention above is that they provide additional support to the Achilles Tendons and also minimize the heel slip.

Also, the tongue that is present in most of the models has a padded tongue. This is a key thing for comfort as it will keep you comfortable while running.

The tongue of Nike models may be gusseted or non-gusseted depending on the models and will provide you with excellent comfort.

The laces of Nike models have flat laces. They will provide you with nonmarking support and is great for keeping the midfoot secured.

Other Considerations

On Running and Nike, both produce running shoes that are very well made and race-ready. They provide you with durability, comfort, and ease of running.

Also, most of the shoes of these two brands are true-to-size with only a couple of exceptions. However, the numbers with which they represent the shoes are not exactly the same.

To match them up, you will have to use a more universal number like the cm or the inches. This way you will be able to map the sizes of both of these shoes.

We have compared the main things of On vs Nike running shoes. However, if you are trying to purchase, these are not the only thing that needs to be considered. You will have to compare other things, like the durability, price, fit, etc.

These things we are taking up in the next sections so that we have a more wholesome comparison of the two brands.

Related: 10 Best Running Shoes With High Heel Drop (12mm-15mm)

Durability

On Running shoes are very durable. They will last for around 300-500 miles or around 482 to 800 km. This is a bit longer than Nike and may tilt the purchase decision in On Running’s favor.

 This is good news as these shoes are expensive. If they lasted much lesser then it will be a problem as spending so much on a less durable shoe is not worth it.

According to Nike quality engineers, an average Nike shoe lasts for 200-300 miles. This is a lot less than that of On Running. This is not a good thing as the difference in the length of the durability, certainly is something to consider.

The pricing of Nike shoes is also high if you want to run in a more premium shoe from Nike. So if they wear out faster then the cost per mile comes up almost double that of On Running. So, you will be spending a lot more on your running shoes which may not be desirable.

Actually, this was a bit surprising for me as I thought being a newer brand, On Running may be less durable. However, since Nike is the one whose durability is a bit less, I would prefer to go for On Running.

Related: New Balance Size Chart Vs Nike

Cushioning

The main cushioning material that On Running uses is the Cloud. These are air pockets made in foam or for some versions, foam combined with rubber. These provide you with excellent comfort and durability. Also, due to the nature of cushioning it also provides you with explosive movements.

Also, there is a carbon-fiber plate included that improves the responsiveness of the shoes.

There are different kinds of cushioning materials that Nike uses. The most used cushioning material is the Air Zoom. The other one is the Cushlon Foam. They provide you with good cushioning and shock absorption.

Comparing the comfort between On Cloud running shoes vs Nike, I found that they are at par. I think this is partly because they use similar materials and technologies. 

Related: Asics Gel Kayano Vs Nike Pegasus: Which One Is The Best For You?

Hoka Bondi Vs Clifton – Which Hoka Is Best For Your Feet?

Overall Fit And Comfort

The overall fit of On Running is true-to-size. I won’t go into a sizing comparison of these two shoes as that is a huge topic and I won’t be able to cover that in this post. I’ll post a separate article explaining all the differences and similarities between the sizing of On Running and Nike brands.

Not all the models from On Running is available in wide fit. Currently, at the time of writing this post, only On Cloudflow, On Cloudrunner, and On Cloudflyer are available in wide fit.

Nike running shoe models are also true to size if not all, most of them. However, for all of them, not all the models have a wide fit available.

If you wanted to try On Running or Nike, then the models that are available to you may not be as per your liking, if you have a wide fit.

I didn’t like that and probably this is the only complaint from me for these two brands.

Pricing

The starting price of Nike road running shoes is around $40 and in the range between $40 to $100, you get many models. Also, the trail running shoe Nike Juniper Trail falls into this category.

However, the minimum price that you need to pay for an On Running shoe is around $140. This is a huge price gap in the starting prices and may deter runners to try them on.

However, if you check out the more premium models of both brands, the price point will be somewhat similar.

Actually no, the prices of the most premium shoes like Nike Zoom Alphafly Next Nature will cost you way more than the most premium running shoe from On Running which is On Cloudboom Echo.

Basically, Nike gives you way more options in terms of price and you can choose something premium or not based on your requirement. However, such an option doesn’t exist for On Running and you will have to shell out a lot of cash just to try out this brand.

Conclusion

Comparing Nike Vs On Running, we found that they have a lot of similarities and differences. In some cases, Nike scores the point, whereas in other cases, On Running scores the point.

As a whole, you cannot choose a brand that is better than the other. So, ultimately, it will come down to your comfort. 

Choose the brand in whose shoes you feel most comfortable and by that I mean it can be anything, like, you may like a softer shoe or maybe a stiffer shoe. You may want more style or a more traditional-looking shoe…

Whatever, it is, based on your preference choose the shoe.

Madhusree Basu

Madhusree Basu

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Blogger and a fitness enthusiast. She loves running and Yoga and everything in between. She started running to manage her weight and to eat to her heart’s content. A true foodie at heart she shares whatever knowledge she has gained throughout the years about weight management and fitness.

7 Best Women’s Running Shoes for Sesamoiditis Reviewed in [2022]

7 Best Women’s Running Shoes for Sesamoiditis Reviewed in [2022]

Last Updated: July 4th, 2022

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Sesamoiditis is a painful condition that happens to your big toe.

It can be so painful that it can stop you from walking, running, and your regular day-to-day activity.

It may get aggravated by continuing to put stress on your feet.

If you still want to run with sesamoiditis, then make sure you have good running shoes.

Any running shoe which is low to zero-drop, shock absorbent, cushy, and has a wider toe box should be your go-to shoe.

If you are in dilemma pick Merrell Women’s Glove 6 Trail Runner.

This is your best option. Otherwise, feel free to choose any of these best women’s running shoes for sesamoiditis.

Why it is the best choice?

  • Roomy toe-box is ideal for Sesamoiditis.
  • Good cushioning.
  • Zero-drop, good for sesamoid problems.
  • Durable.
  • Affordable.

Merrell Women’s Trail Glove 6 – Best Zero Drop Shoes For Sesamoiditis

MERRELL Trail Glove 6

If you are suffering from sesamoiditis, you must have a running shoe that provides you support, should have a minimal drop, and doesn’t have a toe-spring.

Keeping all these in mind, we picked Merrell Women’s Trail Glove 6 which has a heel-to-toe drop of 0mm.

It is a minimalist shoe that has good support and will protect your feet from harsh terrains.

Also, since it is a minimal shoe it doesn’t have a toe-spring and will also help you to strengthen your feet and toes. This may be one of the best shoes for sesamoiditis.

This trail running shoe is a full-ground contact and will have an excellent grip. This is due to the Vibram outsole being sturdy enough to even stop rocks and sharp objects on the trails.

MERRELL Trail Glove 6 - Outsole

If you observe the outsole of Merrell Trail Glove, you will see that, there is a slightly additional cushioning just under the ball of the foot and the big toe. This is beneficial if you have sesamoiditis as this will act as an added support to it.

Also, it is perfect for running on roads or tracks.

The upper is made from mesh which is very breathable and will keep you cool and comfortable. Merrell Trail Glove has adopted a flat lace structure and it remains tied properly during your running session.

The heel slippage in this shoe is not there and you will not have to deal with falling down or unnecessary accidents.

Overall, running in these minimalist shoes for sesamoiditis, you will have a very comfortable experience. (However, it may not eliminate the pain completely but will be bearable enough that you should be able to run).

+ POSITIVES
  • Good for multi-sport.
  • Highly shock absorbent.
  • Very durable.
  • Next best thing to barefoot running.
  • Zero-drop.
  • Good breathability.
 NEGATIVES
  • Some felt the quality is not up to the mark.
  • Some find the permanently attached tongue is not comfortable.
  • It is very boring to look at.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22

First I would like to clean the air.

This is not a zero-drop shoe. In fact, it has a drop of 12 mm and belongs to the high heel-drop running shoe category.

As per the criteria that we have set above, these shoes don’t fit any of them barring one.

Then why did we select these?

This is because of the level of cushioning on the forefoot and the comfort it offers. The level of cushioning that Brooks Adrenaline has is simply amazing.

It is excellent with shock absorption, which is very much required for sesamoiditis. Also, apart from the forefoot cushioning, the outsole also is a bit thicker under the big toe and the balls of the foot.

What I mean by this is, that the horizontal sections in between the grooves are aligned in such a way that they form a thicker layer under those areas of the foot. This further enhances the cushioning to a certain extent.

All of these are very much required to ease the pain of sesamoiditis during running. This may be one of the best sneakers for sesamoiditis.

The softness of the cushion comes from the DNA LOFT midsole which is a proprietary material from Brooks. This is the softest cushioning material from Brooks and the running shoes that belong to the cushion category actually belong to these shoes.

It also has GuideRails which protects your knees from any kind of impact and brings them back to the line of motion. This is perfect for runners with overpronation and keeps them comfortable while running.

The upper has mesh materials and is very breathable. It keeps you cool and fresh throughout your running session.

Also, the lace-up closure keeps these running shoes fastened securely to your feet all the time. Adrenaline also has a flat lacing structure now which keeps the shoes secured on your feet.

+ POSITIVES
  • Good cushioning and support under the right places for Sesamoiditis.
  • Good forefoot cushioning.
  • Knee focused design.
  • Good for any kind of foot problem.
 NEGATIVES
  • May show early signs of wear and tear.
  • For some, the comfort level is lesser than other models from Brooks.

Brooks Ariel'20

Ariel is one of the most cushioned running shoes when it comes to the comfort of your feet. Also, it is a motion control shoe that will help you with your overpronation.

However, due to the level of cushioning, this is also fantastic for helping you with sesamoiditis pain and probably the best stability running shoes for sesamoiditis.

Also, it has the APMA Seal of Acceptance which is a hallmark that this shoe promotes foot health.

It has got a wider toe-box and provides you with progressive support when you run or walk. A wider toe-box also doesn’t put pressure on your sesamoiditis and will keep you that much more comfortable.

Also, it is exceptionally good for people with flat to medium arch and comes with a heel clutching system to provide you with more stability.

This is a low drop shoe with a heel-drop of 5mm and this is perfect for runners with sesamoiditis. However, with all these, one thing that gets more strained is your Achilles and calf areas.

If you have some Achilles issues or stiff calf muscles and you still want to run with your sesamoiditis, then go for something with a higher drop but with lots of cushioning in the forefoot.

Otherwise, the other problems that you have with your feet and legs may increase.

Now back to Ariel…

The mid-sole is made from BioMoGo DNA and is great for shock absorption and is very impact resistant. The level of cushioning that Ariel provides is of the maximal category and is great for even long-distance running.

It comes with no-sew material and keeps your feet irritation-free. This is perfect as this will not create unnecessary blisters and cause you pain.

Also, due to the breathable top mesh, you get a very healthier in-shoe environment.

The out-sole has blown rubber which gives you proper grip and increases the longevity of this running shoe.

+ POSITIVES
  • Supportive and super soft cushioning.
  • Excellent for flat feet.
  • Lighter than the previous version.
  • You can easily fit your orthotics inside if the need be.
  • Good for even lower back and leg pain.
 NEGATIVES
  • Some feel the toe-box is not wide enough.
  • Some are faced with the heel slipping problem.

Altra Women’s Paradigm 6.0 Running Shoes – Best Altra Running Shoes For Sesamoiditis

Altra Paradigm 6

Altra Paradigm 6.0 has changed considerably throughout the years. It has implemented new technologies and has discarded some of the old things that it was using.

Overall, with all these changes, Altra Paradigm has become more comfortable than its previous versions.

The main magic of Altra Paradigm is in its midsole. From Altra EGO, Altra Paradigm has graduated to Altra EGO Max. This is a very lightweight material and provides you with excellent cushioning and performance.

It is also a bit more responsive than the previous version and provides you with added durability.

It has retained the FootShape that allows you to spread the toes out naturally. Also, this keeps the big toe in a straight position.

If you are suffering from sesamoiditis, this will bring slightly more relief as the toe will remain in its natural position and there will not be a lot of moving around for the big toe, which can aggravate the pain of sesamoiditis.

Also, with foot pod technology the out-sole actually maps the bones and tendons of your foot to help it flex more naturally.

Altra Paradigm comes with GuideRail. It acts as a barrier against wrong foot placements and encourages the right one. This helps you to take more natural footsteps with every step.

The new term that Altra has coined for its cushioning is Balanced. Essentially this is another way of telling you that your forefoot and rearfoot are at an equal distance from the ground. According to Altra, this improves your alignment and posture.

This will also help with your sesamoiditis as it will put lesser stress on your forefoot due to the wrong alignment and will keep you somewhat more comfortable.

To improve the flexibility of the midsole, Altra Paradigm has InnerFlex. This is a grid-like structure on the midsole. This improves the flexibility of the midsole and helps you with ease of movement.

Even with the arch, Altra Paradigm has done something different. It has implemented Innovarch which is innovative arch support that encourages natural foot placement with each step.

This feature is also beneficial for sesamoiditis as it encourages natural placement of the toes, thus helping to reduce the pain to some extent.

Overall, you have a good running experience with this shoe and you will be able to run even with sesamoiditis and with much-reduced discomfort. Also, this may be one of the best shoes for sesamoid fracture or broken sesamoid, due to the kind of cushioning that it provides.

+ POSITIVES
  • Very comfortable for flat feet.
  • FootShape toe-box.
  • Zero Drop platform.
  • FootPod Technology for natural bending of feet.
  • Various technologies encourage natural foot placement.
  • Maximal cushioning.
 NEGATIVES
  • Some felt tight at the top of the shoe.
  • The toe-box seems to be narrower.

New Balance Women’s 840v5  – Best New Balance Sesamoiditis Running Shoes

New Balance 840v5

This running shoe comes with great shock absorption and this helps you to be comfortable while running even if you have sesamoiditis.

This extra shock absorption comes from an additional top on the mid-sole called ABZORB. This is the technology that New Balance has retained even with 840v5. 

This ABZORB midsole is plush and provides you with excellent cushioning. It also is great for long-distance running as it keeps your feet fresh even in the longer runs.

Due to the shock absorption capabilities of this midsole, it doesn’t let the impact travel upwards on your feet. This provides some relief to your sesamoiditis fracture as additional stress will only aggravate the condition.

However, this is not a low-drop running shoe and has a significant drop of around 12mm. This makes it comfortable for runners who are heel strikers. Also, it is comfortable for people who are suffering from heel bursitis or Achilles tendonitis.

The outsole is made from blown rubber which is very durable. It has deep grooves on it so that the flexibility of the shoe is maintained.

These horizontal and vertical grooves give this the appearance of lugs which is very interesting. It protects the mid-sole from wear and tear and lends extra longevity to the shoe.

Also, this is the reason that you have a stable grip on the ground even with wet surfaces. Overall the grip of this shoe is excellent and you will have a very stable running experience.

The flex grooves that we talked about in the above section also extend to the forefoot. Due to this segmentation, you have additional flexibility and your heel-to-toe movement becomes easy.

Also, the upper has engineered mesh and this keeps your feet cool and dry during your workout session. This is a stretchy material that stretches when and where needed.

This is a good running shoe for sesamoiditis and will keep you comfortable while running with it.

+ POSITIVES
  • Plush ABZORB layer for extra shock absorption.
  • Great for heavier people.
  • Spacious enough for custom orthotics.
  • The sole is less stiff than the previous version.
 NEGATIVES
  • Heavy.

VIBRAM V-RUN

This is the true barefoot running shoe. You have separate slots to keep each of your toes.

This makes it very comfortable for you as you get that barefoot running feel.

The upper of this running shoe is made from compression material and will not let you have tired feet.

Also, it comes with traditional lace closure and that makes it easier to secure it in place.

There is a pull tab near the Achilles area and this makes it easier or you to wear and take off these five fingers.

The out-sole is of Vibram type and is very tough. This protects you from rocks and sharp objects on your track.

Also, it is very easy to clean these shoes. You just need to machine wash and air dry it. 

+ POSITIVES
  • Barefoot running experience.
  • Lightweight.
  • Vibram outsole for maximum protection.
  • Lace-up closure.
 NEGATIVES
  • Some felt the quality is not up to the mark.
  • Some felt the fit is a bit uncomfortable.

Hoka Bondi 7 – Best Hoka Shoes For Sesamoiditis

HOKA BONDI

Hoka Bondi is a low-drop running shoe with a lot of cushioning. It is comfortable, and stable and will provide you with a cushy ride.

It has a wideish fit, that will ensure that your toes have ample amount of space for toe-splay. This helps your toes not get crowded and they will not put additional pressure on your sesamoiditis.

The upper of this shoe has an engineered mesh that will provide good ventilation. Your feet will remain cool and comfortable while running.

The stack height of Hoka Bondi is very high for both forefoot and rearfoot. This ensures that any shock will not get transferred to the feet.

This is good for runners with sesamoiditis as any additional shock or pressure will aggravate the pain and your condition.

The outsole of Hoka Bondi has durable rubber. This will grip the ground firmly and will help you run in a stable way.

You will also not have to deal with tripping or falling due to the bad grip of the shoe.

Overall, this is a comfortable running shoe for Sesamoiditis and will help you to run with a considerable amount of comfort.

+ POSITIVES
  • Excellent cushioning.
  • Lightweight.
  • Good shock absorption.
  • Durable.
 NEGATIVES
  • Expensive.

FAQs

Can you run with sesamoiditis?

You can run with sesamoiditis but you should focus on shorter runs. Your sesamoid injury is not strong enough to deal with long exhausting runs. It will put too much pressure on it and will only aggravate your condition.

If you have sesamoiditis, it is better to take a rest rather than put more stress on your feet. This means it is good to take a break from running.

However, if you don’t want to take a break, then go for shorter runs.

Are Zero Drop shoes good for sesamoiditis?

Yes, zero-drop shoes are good for sesamoiditis. However, along with being a zero-drop, it should also be cushy and has a wider toe-box.

This is one of the primary requirements for any running shoe for sesamoiditis. This doesn’t put additional load on the forefoot and your sesamoid injury doesn’t have to suffer.

What is the fastest way to cure sesamoiditis?

The fastest way to cure sesamoiditis is to put as much less pressure as possible on your sesamoid bone. For that, you have to take as much rest as possible.

Activities that put a lot of pressure on your forefoot like running, jogging, walking, etc. can aggravate your sesamoiditis.

Once you have a sesamoid injury, you should try to avoid putting more stress on your foot. However, if that is not possible try to use a cane or something like that, to support you temporarily, while you are healing.

This will take some stress away from your toes and you may have a faster recovery. Also, invest in a good shock-absorbing shoe if you have to keep moving around. This can also help to avoid further injury to your sesamoid bone.

[NOTE: Whatever things you implement while trying to recover from sesamoiditis, consult with your physician. Also, follow their advice to the ‘T’, if you want to recover faster and have a strong comeback.]

How do you strengthen your sesamoid?

To strengthen your sesamoid, you need to do toe curls, toe stretches, and foot raises. If you do this consistently for a couple of weeks, you will be able to feel the difference.

Toe Curls

  • Spead a towel under your feet.
  • Now, with your toes try to do a push and pull movement.
  • Do this 20 times, 3 sets.

Toe stretches

  • Anchor your big toe on the floor.
  • Spread the toes as much as possible.
  • Return to a neutral position.
  • Do this 20 times, 3 sets.

Foot Raises

You can do this exercise by sitting or standing.

  • Place your feet on the ground.
  • Raise the front of your feet as much as possible.
  • Hold it for a couple of seconds, and return to the neutral position.
  • Do this 20 times, 3 sets.

How long does it take for a sesamoid bone to heal?

It takes 4 to 8 weeks for a sesamoid bone to heal. However, if the injury is severe, then it may take 6 to 12 months to heal completely.

Conclusion

Sesamoiditis can be very painful.

If you don’t take precautions while running, it can cause you serious problem.

Your first and most important line of defense during running is your shoes.

It should be good shock absorbent, low to zero drop and should have a wide toe box.

Based on these criteria, we think Merrell Women’s Glove 6 Trail Runneris the best.

Also, any other shoes from the “best women’s running shoes for sesamoiditis” will also help.

Madhusree Basu

Madhusree Basu

Author, Admin

Blogger and a fitness enthusiast. She loves running and Yoga and everything in between. She started running to manage her weight and to eat to her heart’s content. A true foodie at heart she shares whatever knowledge she has gained throughout the years about weight management and fitness.