“The right shoe is important for a runner as much as a good tennis racket is important for a tennis player,” said Dr. Ronald Lepow, assistant professor in the Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. While there is a range of prices for athletic shoes, Lepow said that you don’t have to spend $500 to get good ones.
|Dr. Ronald Lepow
The type of shoes you select should be based on your planned level of activity, he said. Some shoe manufacturers offer shoes for pronation (flat feet) or supination (high arched feet), and Lepow said that these can be helpful, but if they are not, it may be a sign that you need a more custom fit orthotic from a foot and ankle specialist.
Source: Dipali Pathak, bcm.edu [1/8/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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