Month: September 2009

Running Tips | Shoes | Choose Wisely

Let’s take a look at two different types of feet and the type of shoe that would be a good fit accordingly. According to Stephen Paulseth, people with high arches tend to have rigid feet and are most likely supinators. A runner who fits this description would want to buy a shoe that is a good shock absorber, has a good heel counter, good forefoot to hind foot mobility, a somewhat flexible forefoot, and that is made of dual density, accommodative, cushy material. Runners who have low arches tend to be pronators. This would call for a shoe that is a motion control shoe, with a stiffer forefoot and a good heel counter. For all cases, the shoe or last should fit the foot shape. Some runners may also need orthotics to help correct any biomechanical dysfunction especially excessive pronation.