Published at Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 - 17:49:43 PM. . By Stella Bolton.
Obviously, this initial running belt came with its own limitations. The belts canteens were custom-made with foot-long tubes extending out of the lids - a concept which failed to account for the fact that most runners regulate their breathing, rendering it difficult to clamp down on a straw. Whats more, these tubes would inevitably wind up dangling around a runners legs. That is unless the runner stopped to tuck those tubes into the folds.
Other companies will advertise an orthopedic belt that has either additional layers or a thicker top layer that helps cushion the foot fall. Once again, our big problem with these belts is heat problems and the fact that many of these belts can weigh as much as 3 to 4 times as much as a regular 2 ply belt. The heavier the belt, the harder the drive system has to work to keep moving the belt around. Combine that with the heat problems inherent in a thicker belt - remember, its’ better insulated - and you can quickly see why we arent big fans of the orthopedic belts.
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