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What Type of Running Shoe Do I Need?

Tuesday, 18 July 2023 00:00

It is crucial to purchase the right type of running shoes for the specific type of running that is desired. This is true of all types of runners, ranging from beginners to people who have run marathons. The most important factor to look for is a shoe that fits the foot perfectly. Each type of running shoe is designed with various features based on the activity level. Running shoes that have added motion control may benefit people who overpronate, which is when the foot rolls inward as it strikes the ground. These types of shoes tend to be stiff and can provide the necessary support as running is practiced. People who enjoy running marathons may benefit from wearing shoes that have extra cushioning, as the heel consistently hits the ground. There are many different types of running shoes, and it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can guide you on the best pair to purchase for your needs.

If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, contact Glenn Davison, DPM from Advanced Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

To increase performance and avoid the risk of injury, it is important to choose the right running shoe based on your foot type. The general design of running shoes revolves around pronation, which is how the ankle rolls from outside to inside when the foot strikes the ground.

  • Neutral runners are able to choose from a wide variety of shoes, including minimalist shoes or even going barefoot.
  • Runners who overpronate, or experience an over-abundance of ankle rolling, should choose shoes that provide extra motion control and stability.
  • Runners who underpronate, or supinate, have feet that have high arches and lack flexibility, preventing shock absorption. They require shoes with more flexibility and cushion.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Union, NJ and New York . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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