If you are someone that hasn’t been on Youtube much in the past few years, then you might have been missing out on the phenomenon that is sweeping the web; parkour. Parkour is the high flying extreme sport that is all about speed and explosive movements. Parkour originated as a martial arts type discipline that revolved around getting from point A to point B as quickly and as efficiently as possible. This could mean vaulting over rails, or climbing up high walls, or jumping over obstacles. Over time, partly because of Youtube and the internet videos of extreme parkour athletes has come about. These videos entail parkour and free running athletes jumping off buildings, and performing other high risk skills. Because parkour is a human body/gymnastic type sport there isn’t much you really need to purchase to be able to get into it, except for parkour shoes, gloves, and maybe a backpack.
Compared to many other sports, the cost of entry to parkour is quite cheap. With a sport like football you will need to buy all the pads, cleats, mouth guards, helmets, and a football, but with parkour all the stuff you need is minimal. All the equipment you need for parkour can be fit in a small backpack without breaking the bank! When I first began practicing parkour I started with normal tennis shoes and all though it worked fine, I was really putting myself in danger of rolling my ankle or slipping. What I really needed was a good set of Parkour Shoes. There are a few different sets of parkour shoes that are really great and will keep you safe by provide you with great grip, and great comfort to keep you safe. I read an article about parkour shoes called Best Parkour Shoes: The Expert’s Guide With Top Rated Products.
In this article about parkour shoes, you learn what you actually want in these shoes (grip, comfort, durability), and where you can get these shoes. As I said earlier, I started practicing parkour with just regular street shoes and although it worked ok, I was definitely putting myself at risk. Thankfully I found that articles and I was able to grab new shoes, and I was able to get a pair of shoes that provided me with enough grip for any vault or path I wanted to run. I definitely suggest you take a look at a nice pair of free running shoes so that you have the grip on concrete and brick that you will need at high speeds!