Running Shoes For Pronators
Pronating is a normal part of running and essential to ensure you run efficiently and with the fewer injuries. Those who pronate normally usually have a normal foot type but still require particular running shoes. Here we explain how the foot pronates with a certain foot type and the running shoes needed.
How the runner pronates
Pronation is when the foot strikes the ground during the run and as the weight transfer to the front and the foot slightly rotates inward. This is a natural motion and enables the runner to run faster and further for longer. This is as long as you pronate by the correct amount.
There are some who under or overpronate and this causes difficulties for the runner like overuse injuries and lower leg joint problems. Most people however pronate correctly and this is often be determined by the foot type. A particular foot type causes the runner to pronate a certain amount.
Correctly pronating runners tend to have neutral feet
Runners who pronate correctly or by the right amount usually have neutral feet or normal/ medium arches. Their footprint will be like that on the right. There is an arch to the foot which does not spread across the whole of the foot like those with a high arch, it ends in the middle with the outer part of the foot touching the ground.
Runners with this foot type have a perfectly normal running action which is efficient and causes the least injuries. They will also be able to run in a faster time and with less effort. However, even with these advantages it's essential for this runner to have a particular running shoe which are designed for this foot type.
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