PODIATRIST DISCUSSES HOW WOMEN'S AND MEN'S RUNNING SHOES DIFFER
posted: Jun. 07, 2021.
There are special considerations women need to take into account when shopping for running shoes, which are often just sized-down versions of men’s shoes. “Women’s shoes are generally wider in the forefoot and toe and narrower towards the heel. Men’s shoes are larger, in general,” explains Rebecca Pruthi, DPM, a podiatric surgeon and owner of Foot Care of Manhattan.
|Dr. Rebecca Pruthi|
Because of this, women need running shoes with more shock cushioning. “Women, on average, weigh less than men of comparable height and shoe size. Therefore, the midsole in a woman’s shoe is designed to sustain less impact as the foot strikes the ground,” Dr. Pruthi says. “Women’s running shoes usually contain a lighter and softer midsole than the men’s version, too.”
Source: Jake Smith, Tiffany Ayuda, Prevention [6/2/21]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News