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Factors in Selecting the Ideal Running Shoe

Tuesday, 23 April 2024 00:00

Choosing the right running shoe is vital for enhancing comfort, preventing injuries, and optimizing performance. When selecting a running shoe, it is essential to consider factors such as arch types, and pronation, which is the natural inward rolling motion of the foot during the running gait cycle. Understanding your pronation pattern, whether neutral, overpronation, or excessive inward rolling, and supination, or insufficient inward rolling, can guide you in choosing the appropriate shoe features. For example, individuals with overpronation may benefit from stability or motion-control shoes with added support to help correct excessive inward rolling. Conversely, those with neutral pronation may opt for neutral cushioned shoes offering balanced support and flexibility. Additionally, considering your arch type whether it is high, medium, or low can further refine your shoe selection, as certain shoes are designed to accommodate different arch heights and provide adequate support. If you are interested in learning what type of arch you have that will help you in buying the right running shoe, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist.

You should always make sure your running shoes fit properly in order to avoid injury. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists from Plaza Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

Improper shoe sizing can cause a myriad of problems for your feet. Shoes that don’t fit you properly can lead to muscular imbalances in your body, which can result in foot, knee, and hip injuries.

Tips for Finding the Right Running Shoe

  • Make sure you have a thumb’s width of wiggle room between the end of your longest toe and the front of the shoe.
  • There should be little to no slipping at the heel
  • Don’t assume your size in one shoe brand will be your size in another
  • Do not lace up your shoes too tightly
  • Walk around in the store with your new shoes before you buy them

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our our offices located in Baltimore, Lutherville, and Dundalk, MD . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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