Sport walkers have two main objectives:
-to feel good about their body and stay in shape.
-to participate in competitions.
The first objective allows walkers to get out and about in the fresh air and look after their body and their health. Walkers with this objective in mind might go for a long walk at a moderate speed in the evening or at the weekend in order to get some fresh air and stay in shape.
The second objective requires a more extensive workout: you walk on a regular basis at a faster speed in order to burn calories, exert yourself, build up your muscles and especially, take pride in the fact that you are surpassing yourself and performing to the very best of your abilities!
- Finally, your foot moves through the heel-to-toe transition while staying in permanent contact with the ground, and makes a sort of diagonal movement, from the heel through to the big toe, which pushes off again. Therefore you need stability all along the length of your shoe's sole. The requirements for sport walking are different from other sports, such as running for example.