If you think that all trainers are created equal, think again. While there is no doubt that the running shoe business has its share of hype and marketing talk, beneath the glitz and celebrity names, there are some real innovations in trainers that can help anyone run more comfortably.
For starters, we all have different feet, and that creates different needs. The biggest issue is how much of your foot strikes the ground when you step. A good running shoe shop will test this before they start helping you to decide what type of shoe you need.
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There are three different types of foot prints that we leave – normal feet, flat feet, and high arches. Which type of foot you have roughly correlates with the amount of stability you need in your running shoe, and will guide you in what type of shoe to look for.
If you have a normal foot, you should look for stability shoes – stability shoes have a reasonable degree of cushioning, provide medial support to stop your foot from rolling inwards, and are durable. Those who have flat feet tend to land on the outside of the heel and roll their foot inwards – this is called pronating, and it can lead to a variety of overuse injuries. Flat footed runners therefore need to look for shoes that provide motion control – this reduces the inward rolling of the foot and ankle. Motion control shoes are heavier than other types.
People who have high arches have the opposite problem – because their foot supinates, or underpronates, it provides little in the way of shock absorption. As a result, runners with a high arch should look for cushioned shoes. Cushioned shoes have softer mid-soles and less added stability than other types.
Getting the right shoe will increase your running comfort and reduce your risk of running injuries.