With so many choices out there, choosing the right running shoe can be a daunting task. We’re here to help you navigate through what everything means and help you find the perfect running shoe.
Pronation: Is the way your foot rolls inwards when you walk and run. It is described as the natural inward motion of the foot just after it lands on the ground. It is good and is essential for our bodies natural shock absorption system.
Over pronation: Is when the foot rolls in excessively or rolls in at a time when it should not. This will take the foot/leg out of its preferred position, destabilising the foot and effecting the biomechanical efficiency of the leg. Over pronators may benefit from a moderate stability shoe to improve the comfort and efficiency during their run.
Supination (or under pronation):Is when the foot doesn’t roll in much at all or rolls out. This movement can create lateral loading which can generate a large transmission of shock through the lower leg. Supinators do well with neutral well cushioned shoes that can absorb the impact of each stride.
Neutral:Is the position between supination and over pronation. It is the rolling in of the foot, enough to efficiently absorb shock and support body weight.
Types of Running shoes:
Lightweight/Race:These shoes can be a neutral or mild stability shoe with a reduced amount of foam and cushioning to create a lighter weight running shoe.
The key to finding the best fit for you is understanding your individual biomechanics and activity requirements. At Active Feet, we analyse your gait at a running/walking speed to ensure the prescription of the correct shoes with the cushioning and support you need to suit your biomechanical function and activity requirement.
Active Feet are dedicated to encouraging participation, training and performance at all levels and distances. The right shoes can help you achieve your optimum performance, extend the life span of your shoes and help reduce your risk of injury. Visit us today.
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