specific running shoes for runners with high
arches. They are specially designed to help runners with this foot type run
with the correct running action. This is something they need help to do
naturally due to the shape of their foot. Here we explain the running
shoes needed for high arched runners and why.
A high arched foot will leave a footprint like
that on the
right. Some runners
will have such a high arch that there maybe no connection on
the print between the heel and the front of
the foot. This foot type causes a certain running action which needs to be corrected even though the running may feel perfectly natural.
This running action or gait is something that the
high arched runner can not prevent and if it remains uncorrected by the proper running shoe can lead to recognizable injuries. These injuries are related to the shock that passes through the feet and legs as the foot strikes the ground and are connected with pronation.
High arched runners tend to underpronate
Pronation is the rotation of the
foot as it strikes the ground and the weight travels towards the front. There
is a rotation inward as this happens with a normal foot type. However
with high arched runners there is not enough rotation hence they underpronate which
The correct pronation is essential to run efficiently and quickly with the least
amount of injuries. Running with the correct pronation while not feeling a lot
different will make an immediate impact to your running as you will
be able to run further and faster more easily.
They need cushioned running shoes
Cushioned running shoes correct the
underpronation that a
high arched runner has and
it does this in a number of ways. The sole will be more flexible
to encourage the little rotation that's already there. The shoe also promotes rotation in
the width of the sole.
Underpronation causes a lot of shock on the joints
and feet as the normal pronation absorbs it. For this reason the cushioned running shoe will have
extra cushioning built in as the name suggests. Overall for high arched runners cushioned running shoes are essential in
your running equipment.
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