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Various Types of Running Shoes for Different Running Needs

Tuesday, 06 December 2022 00:00

There are several different types of running shoes, and it can be a daunting task to choose which kind is right for you. It is important to identify the running preferences in addition to the type of surfaces that will be run on, such as trails or pavement. Trail shoes are known to provide traction in the snow and mud, and can help to protect the feet against rocks and rugged terrain. Additionally, trail shoes are sturdier, which can successfully support the foot as it moves from side to side. Conversely, road shoes are ideal for running on treadmills and smooth pavements. People who compete in track meets often opt for track spikes or racing flats. These shoes are helpful in gripping the surface in various types of weather, and are considered to be the lightest running shoe. If you have questions about what type of running shoes are best for you, please consult with a podiatrist who can address any concerns you may have.

If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, contact Glenn Davison, DPM from Advanced Podiatry. 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

To increase performance and avoid the risk of injury, it is important to choose the right running shoe based on your foot type. The general design of running shoes revolves around pronation, which is how the ankle rolls from outside to inside when the foot strikes the ground.

  • Neutral runners are able to choose from a wide variety of shoes, including minimalist shoes or even going barefoot.
  • Runners who overpronate, or experience an over-abundance of ankle rolling, should choose shoes that provide extra motion control and stability.
  • Runners who underpronate, or supinate, have feet that have high arches and lack flexibility, preventing shock absorption. They require shoes with more flexibility and cushion.

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

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