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Three Types of Running Shoes

There are differences between running shoes and sneakers. The similarities end with their appearance, and specific technology used in running shoes that can aid in running. Additionally, they are constructed to prevent injury by having ample cushioning which can help to absorb shock. It is beneficial to make sure the running shoes fit perfectly, and it is helpful to try shoes on at the end of the day when the feet are at their largest. A general rule to follow can consist of ensuring there is a thumb’s width between the top of the shoe and the end of the foot. This is an adequate method to rule out any pinching or sliding that may happen while wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. The most durable type of running shoe can be classified as an everyday running shoe and can handle most types of running. People who enjoy running fast may benefit from wearing lightweight running shoes, which have less cushioning than other shoes. When running on rocky trails or dirt, choosing a trail running shoe is the best option. If you would like more information about what type of running shoes to purchase, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can guide you in making the right choice.

If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists from Centers for Foot & Ankle Care. 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 Merrillville, Portage, Michigan City/LaPorte, and Schererville, IN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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