Karrimor Ladies Running Shoes Review
Helen Skelton’s get fit tips
Karrimor girl Helen Skelton reveals her top get fit tips and how it’s up to women to change things for women’s sports, after statistics claim that around 2 million fewer women regularly exercise than men do in Britain.
As a result of successful campaigns and strong female role models, Skelton feels like there’s an energy and enthusiasm behind women’s sport that we’ve never seen before. However in order for the disparity for men and women’s sport to be closed, in terms of coverage and sponsorship, women need to go out and support them. Huge audiences gives more reason for people to sponsor it and this will lead to greater participation and more opportunities.
“I think really it’s up to women to change things if we care about women’s sport. It’s our responsibility to go and support women’s football, tennis, rugby and other sporting teams. It’s up to us to boost it and support the profile.” Skelton said
Skelton is a keen athlete and action girl when she’s not presenting on television. She’s taken part in several marathon’s, and in 2009 she became only the second women to complete the 78-mile Namibian ultra-marathon. Here is her list of fundamental tips to enjoying getting fit.
Skelton’s top exercise tips
– Enlist a friend
– Mix it up, change your routine
– Jog with your dog
– Log your progress and challenge yourself
– Be safe and make yourself visible
– Flavour your water
“If you want to get fit and you’re new to exercise, enlist a friend. I can go for a walk for an hour and a half with my
friend and we don’t feel like we’ve exercised or burned any calories, even though we have.”
“People say to me, ‘what do you do for exercise’? Well I have no routine, I just mix it up. So one week we’ll all go to Zumba, one week we’ll all go to body bump, then yoga and so on.
“Get a dog because you have to go out walking every single day and you don’t feel like you’re exercising because it’s fun, you’ve got good company and its very sociable because you talk to other dog walkers.
“Water is good for you but it’s boring. Karrimor do hydro tablets you can flavour water with, which I think is brilliant.”
Skelton’s most important advice when exercising, is to stay safe, especially when running at night, where visibility can be a serious issue. Another vital safety tip is to not run with earphones on, particularly near busy roads.
“Being able to run at night safely with the Karrimor reflect kit on is brilliant. I’m a grown woman but my husband and parents wouldn’t like me running without the right kit on because it’s just not safe, but the reflect kit has totally changed that and because of that kit I feel I’m able to run at night safely.
“I get really concerned about women who run at night with ear phones in because you cannot hear traffic due to the loud music, you lose one of your senses. So if I’m anywhere near a road or junctions or whatever, I never have earphones in.”
Maintaining regular exercise is what’s most difficult, Skelton stated how over complicating exercise will have a hindrance on performance.
“Don’t talk yourself out of doing things, quite often when it comes to fitness and challenges, ignorance can be bliss. If you overthink a marathon and constantly think about how hard it’s going to be, you’ll talk yourself out of doing it.
“The reality is if you don’t over think it you’ll just crack on and think, ‘right I’ll do a bit of training’, you’ll get the right kit, you’ll keep at it and then before you know it, you’ll be at the finish line.”
Karrimor provides all essential running kit and Skelton commented on how fantastic the running shoes are, “The D30 technology in the trainers is having a positive effect and for that reason I keep wearing them. I know that the D30 is going to cushion the impact. I’m now definitely a Karrimor running trainer girl.”
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Get a comfortable and supportive fit with the Karrimor Duma Trail Ladies Running Shoes, thanks to the padded and shaped ankle collar and cushioned foam insole, whilst the full lace up front secures the foot in place and the moulded outsole allows for improved traction and durability on uneven terrain.
> Trail Running Shoes
> Full lace up front
> Padded and shaped ankle
> Cushioned insole
> Synthetic overlays
> Mesh panels
> Moulded outsole
> Karrimor branding
> Upper: synthetic/textile, Inner: textile, Sole: synthetic
PRODUCT REVIEW – Karrimor Duma Trail Ladies Running Shoes by Joanne R4W Member
COMFORT/ CUSHIONING – Very comfortable trail shoe my feet felt well supported with plenty of cushioning on the sole of the shoe which is what you need while walking over all terrains. Score 5/5
GRIP/RESPONSIVENESS – They are very grippy and offer a good balance between water resistance and breathability. They were tested on a walk up Snowdon on a wet day. So it was rough, rocky and wet terrain and I did not slip once and felt very secure in these shoes. Score 5/5
STABILITY – Kept my feet in place and fitted very well all the way round. Score 4/5
OVERALL – Very well designed trail shoe, nice style and would definitely recommend this brand of shoe. Score 5/5
The Karrimor D30 Running Shoes feature a Karrimor fitcage saddle system, locking down the heel combined with the Crash Pad insert to the heel for an ultra smooth heel to toe transition.
> Ladies running shoes
> Shaped heel
> Cushioned ankle collar / tongue
> Lite by D30 cushioning
> Dual density midsole
> Karrimor fitcage saddle system
> Reinforced midfoot shank
> Crash Pad insert
PRODUCT REVIEW Karrimor D30 Stability Ladies Running Shoes by Jess R4W Member
COMFORT/ CUSHIONING.- Was happy with comfort and support and durability this well-designed shoe offers. Score 4/5
GRIP/RESPONSIVENESS – Great grip used them for running and at circuit training sessions. Score 4/5
STABILITY – Very good support which is just what I need in a running shoe. Score 5/5
OVERALL – Would highly recommend this running shoe, would not have thought of buying Karrimor before I was asked to product review them but I was very impressed. Score 5/5
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