Styles of Running Can Determine What Type of Shoe Is Worn

Choosing running shoes that fit well can be a daunting task. It can help to decide what kind of running is desired and find shoes that are a match. There are various types of running surfaces, including trails, roads, and treadmills. In addition to that, it is beneficial for the running style to be considered which can be racing, casual, or long-distance. Shoes that are made for road running often have extra cushioning and must be able to handle running on a hard surface. Trail running requires shoes that have more traction than other shoes and this can make it easier to run on dirt, mud, or rocks. Many people choose to wear lighter shoes if treadmill running is their style. This lighter type of shoe may have less cushioning. To ensure a proper fit for any type of running the foot must be accurately measured. This is done by combining the width of the shoe, the heel fit, and the instep. If you would like additional information about how to choose the right running shoes, please consult with a podiatrist.

If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists from Biebel & DeCotiis Podiatry Associates. Our doctors 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 one of our offices located in Holmdel and Middletown, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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