Steps for Selecting Your Running Shoe (part 1)

Steps for Selecting Your Running Shoe (part 1)

Searching for running shoes may be overwhelming if you fail to know what you are finding. There are so many running shoes with numerous different types of technology. Then, how do you go about figuring out that perfect shoe? Is it confusing you? We have outlined the simple steps for you to go by below. Let’s discover them!

Step 1: Grasp Pronation

Pronation is known as the foot’s rolling to toe from heel through the foot strike. The neutral or appropriate foot strike pattern should be striking with the heel’s outside and moving up to your foot’s ball evenly. It is how your foot decreases the impact’s stress.

It is called overpronation once you roll too much to your foot’s inside during the foot strike cycle. It tends to happen if you have a flat foot or low arch.

Supination (also, under pronation) is when the foot rolls way too much towards the outside. 

Step 2: Identify Your Foot Type

For determining your foot type, you should follow the most natural way. It is checking your arch height. How to do so? Take the “wet test

For doing so, wet both of your feet. Then, stand on the paper bag for 10 seconds or so. Next, step off of this bag. Then, observe the imprint that your foot made on that bag. 

Your arch is normal if:

A distinct curve appears along your foot’s inside with a band less than half your foot’s width connecting the toe and heel.

you have the low arch when:

The imprint displays most of your foot. Also, there is not much of the curve along your foot’s inside.

You have the high arch if:

A noticeable curve shows up along your foot’s inside. There is also a thin band that connects your toe and your heel.