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Are Your Shoes Correct for Your Running Style?

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:00

There are various forms of running and most require a specific type of running shoe to be worn. Running can range from training for a marathon to a new hobby. Studies suggest that it is beneficial to begin the process of purchasing running shoes by examining the wear patterns on existing shoes. A person who pronates normally will often notice wear and tear on the sole where the ball of the foot is. If there is excessive wear on the inside of the sole, the runner may have overpronation. Conversely, wear on the outside of the sole can indicate underpronation, and knowing these patterns can make it easier to choose running shoes that fit correctly. Additionally, it is beneficial to decide what surface you will be running on, such as trail, road, or treadmill running. Buying running shoes can be overwhelming, so it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can provide additional information as well as their recommendation for you. 

You should always make sure your running shoes fit properly in order to avoid injury. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot & Ankle Institue. 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

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 one of our offices located in St. George, Hurricane, and Cedar City, UT and Mesquite, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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