Olga Shvets, DPM, a podiatrist in Mamaroneck, NY, recommends looking at your current sneaker for clues as to the right fitting shoe. She says that looking at the soles of a well-worn pair of sneakers to see where the sole is worn out will suggest where you are making most of your impact. “Knowing your foot type is important,” she says.
|Dr. Olga Shvets
“You can be a pronator, supinator, or neutral. You can identify your pronation by paying attention to which part of your foot hits the ground first. If you find that you have flat feet, you are likely a pronator and the opposite can be said for high arched feet and supination,” says Dr. Shvets. A neutral foot type tends to wear most evenly in the back of their heel.
Source: Stephanie Mansour, NBC News [3/19/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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