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Running Shoes For Normal Arches

If you have a normal or medium arched feet you still require specific running shoes. These help you run with the correct running action and most importantly help prevent running injuries that occur with the wrong type of shoe. Here we explain therunning shoes needed for normal arched feet and why.

How the normal arch affects the runner

Normal footprint

People with this foot type are alsooften described as having neutral feet , their foot print willbe like that on the right. The arch is clearlythere but doesn't spread the whole across the foot and isn't missing like in flat feet. Actually mostrunners will have neutral normal arched feet.

Runners witharches like this will typically run using the most efficient and injury free running action.It is important to analyse your foot type to make sure that you do fit in this category and know that if you do your running action isnormal in the way that your foot pronates as you run.

Normal archedrunners tend to pronate correctly

Pronation

Pronation is the rotation of the foot asit strikes the ground during running and the weight travels along to the front, the foot rotates as this happens which helps absorb shock and then you lift off from the toes. The amount of this rotation is important and the normal arched runner has the correct amount of pronation.

A runner who overpronates has too much rotation of the foot duringrunning and underpronators don't rotate enough. Either waya particular running shoe is required. Normal arched runners also require arunning shoe so theircorrect pronation can be supported.

They needstability running shoes

Stability running shoesgivethe support and encouragementto the pronation and the feet that the normal arched runner needs. The shoes have elements of all types of running shoes in them but to a lesser extent.

The stability running shoe will have some rigidity to support the foot but not too much to discourage the good pronation. There will be cushioning to help absorb the shock that arun can cause. So if you have normal arched feet be sure toinvest in stability running shoesto enhance your running in every way.

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