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Motion control running shoes are one of the 3types of running shoes. They are specifically designed for people with a certain foot and running type. This causes a certain running action that needs correcting. Once corrected with these shoestheir running will be enhance and they will find they have fewer injuries. Here we explain who may need motion control running shoes and why.

They are for runners with low arches

Flat footprint

People with this foot type are alsooften described as having flat feet, their foot print will often be like that on the left. Due to having little or no arch often the entire foot touches the ground while standing. Runners with this foot type tend to have a particular running action or gait.

This running action is incorrect andis caused by having a foot of this type. Without suitable correction that a motion control running shoeprovides the runner will find they have more over use injuries. Thisis because a runner with this foot type will excessively pronatewhen running.

These runners tend to overpronate


Pronation is a normal part of running: the weight transfers along the foot and rotates inward before the lift off from the toes. However runners with flat feet will overpronate.Overpronation is when the foot rotates too far inward and this is not a natural running action and can cause injuries especially on long runs.

The ball of the foot takes the brunt of the weight as it rotates and then lifts off from the big toe. This is a less efficient running action andrequires more effortto run. Thiscan be corrected with motion control running shoes which are specifically designed for this purpose.

How motion control running shoes work

Motion control running shoe

Motion control running shoes correct the overpronation in a few ways. Theyare more rigid and bulkierwhich preventsthe rotation and allows a lift off from the middle of the feet. The sole will be slightly wider to allow for the foot type and also prevents overpronation.

The shoe will often have a medial post in the sole. This may sound restricting but it isn'tand is an importantfeature that provides a more rigid shoe. It'slike a support devicethat enhances the runners action to help correct pronation. So if you have low arched or flat feetbe sure to invest in motion control running shoes.

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