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Running Shoes: Choosing the
Right Running Shoe

There are three basic considerations when it comes to designing running shoes, apart from the added frills, of course:

  • flat feet,
  • normal arches or
  • high arched feet.

Each brand has its own range of footwear designed for the three shapes and when choosing your running shoes, make sure your assistant is aware of which type of shoe would be suited to your foot.

Secondly, it is important to analyse your stride or the way in which you run as one person differs from the other. Running shoes accommodate for the three basic strides, which include: normal, overpronate (roll to the inside) or underpronate (roll to the outside).

If you have a normal stride, just about any running shoe would suite your foot. If your foot overpronates you would need a running shoe that has a firm support structure in the middle or lateral side of the foot, or even both. If you have a foot that underpronates, you would need a typically curved shoe that has maximum cushioning and allows for flexibility.

Remember, each brand has their own range of running shoes and not all brands are suitable for everyone. If you have found a brand that you are comfortable running in, then donít change it. However, if you find that you are having trouble running in your shoes, go for an analysis and you might just find that youíre wearing the wrong shoes for your feet.

When buying running shoes, it is important to realise that running shoes
are very different to your average, every day shoe. They need
to be comfortable and supportive and fit your type of foot.

Author: Dimi Ingle
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