Tuesday, 08 August 2023 00:00

What Type of Running Shoes Do I Need?

Running shoes are the holy grail for many fitness enthusiasts, but with so many options available, finding the right pair can be overwhelming. Understanding the different types of running shoes will make the selection process smoother. Neutral cushioned shoes are ideal for runners with a neutral gait, providing balanced cushioning for shock absorption. People who have mild overpronation may benefit from wearing stability shoes that offer added support to prevent excessive inward rolling of the foot. Motion-control shoes may be a good choice for people who have severe overpronation because they feature maximum support and control that can stabilize the foot. Experienced runners seeking a natural, lightweight feel may opt for minimalist shoes, which can also help to improve foot mechanics. To find out which type of running shoes are best for you, it is beneficial to have a gait analysis performed. This is an accurate method that can determine your foot type and running style. A proper fit consists of having a thumb's width of space between the longest toe and shoe tip and a snug heel fit. If you would like additional information about which types of running shoes are right for you, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist. seeking.

You should always make sure your running shoes fit properly in order to avoid injury. For more information, contact Philip Hahn, DPM from Advanced Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

Improper shoe sizing can cause a myriad of problems for your feet. Shoes that don’t fit you properly can lead to muscular imbalances in your body, which can result in foot, knee, and hip injuries.

Tips for Finding the Right Running Shoe

  • Make sure you have a thumb’s width of wiggle room between the end of your longest toe and the front of the shoe.
  • There should be little to no slipping at the heel
  • Don’t assume your size in one shoe brand will be your size in another
  • Do not lace up your shoes too tightly
  • Walk around in the store with your new shoes before you buy them

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our our offices located in Texarkana and, Pittsburg, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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