Selecting the Right Running Shoes for Your Feet

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It is not always easy for beginner runners to find an appropriate running shoe. Even if you have just started running, you should take care to choose a shoe that will support your stride and keep you from getting injured. It is not enough to simply pick out a pair that you think will look cool. Now that you are aware that you need a shoe that matches the way you run, you can use the information from this article to figure out what your particular style is. More information can be found online at the websites of the various shoe manufacturers.

 

The first step you need to take, pun intended, is to figure out what your running style is. In order to find this, you should look inside a few pairs of your current roshe shoes. Alternatively, you can wet your foot and gently step on a piece of paper or cardboard. After you have found or made a natural impression of your footprint, you can use this guide to determine your gait. If you have previously experienced any type of injury, you may need to take that into consideration as well.

 

Runners with a high arch will not see very much of their arch region printed on the paper or in their old shoes. People with high arches almost never twist their foot inwards by accident. One drawback, though, is that they have very little in the way of shock absorption. Therefore, if you have high arches, then you need a Revolution shoe which offers a lot of support around the outer edge. Here, as with all of the types, lighter runners will benefit from a lighter shoe, and vice-verse.

 

Next, there are the runners who have low arches. When you look at your footprint, if you see almost all of your arch, then you probably have a low arch. People who have arches that are low will most likely need a shoe that is wide and offers a lot of stability. If you have low arches and you run without the proper footwear, then you run the risk of developing a serious knee injury as a result of your foot’s inward motion. If you have a low arch, you might also benefit from purchasing non-athletic shoes designed for people with low arches.

 

The final style of arch is called neutral. If you have a neutral arch, you will see about 50% of your arch pressed down on your piece of paper. Most people have a neutral arch. If you have a neutral arch, then you will have the most number of shoe options. Most of these type of shoes will give you some combination of firm structure and supportive cushioning.

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