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When it comes to finding a new pair of shoes to wear, runners can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of options available to them. However, it may not be necessary to overthink the decision after all. A current school of thought suggests that instead of putting a lot of weight behind factors like cushioning, stability, and one’s foot type when looking for new running shoes, the best option might be to go with whatever design one finds to be most comfortable.

Though runners may be accustomed to searching for footwear that restricts how far inward or outward the foot rolls, recent studies have shown that the correlation between these types of shoes and the injury rate isn’t as strong as it was previously thought to be. However, biomechanical factors and shoe design are still important things to consider, especially if you have an unusual foot type.

Finding the right type of running shoes to wear isn’t that hard if you know what to look for. For advice about selecting a pair of running footwear, visit chiropodist Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Hardy can evaluate your foot type and teach you what factors to consider before you make your choice.  

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities.

For more information about Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment services for all your foot needs.

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Mud flies off a competitor's shoes as he runs out of an obstacle during the Tough Mudder at Mt. Snow in West Dover, Vermont July 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica RinaldiFitness experts have always warned clients to choose a running shoe based on their roll or pronation, not by the way they look. According to Dorene Internicola of Reuters, analyzing the rolling of a foot has always been the standard practice among fitness and medical professionals, believing it will lead to better shoe fit and fewer injuries.

At Jack Rabbit Sports store in New York City, clients’ arches are observed before they hit the treadmill and monitored for pronating.  "The basic premise is that most people land on their heel (and) overpronate or underpronate," said Johanna Bjorken, the store's merchandise director. "These causes running injuries and shoes can address this. This has been the model."

When beginning a new exercise regimen, such as running, it is recommended to seek the care of a chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Hardy will not only provide you with recommendations for the appropriate footwear to use while running, but can also treat and care for all your foot injuries.

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.

Over-pronators

those people who run with excessive ankle rolling. Over-pronators tend to have ankles that angle inward, flat feet, and or bowed legs. This can cause a series of injuries: of the knees, ankles and Achilles tendons. Finding a shoe with extra stability and control is vital to well-balanced walking and overall foot health.

Under-pronation

is less common than over-pronation. This usually happens to those who have inflexible feet and high arches. When the feet land, they are unable to roll inward. Even though there is less rotational stress on the ankles and knees, it prevents any kind of shock absorptions.  This can often lead to fractures, ligament tears and muscle strains. Under-pronations need shoes with increase in cushion and flexibility.

If you are unsure which shoes accommodate your feet, always speak to your foot specialist, or professional.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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