Running Shoes For Neutral Feet

Runners with neutral feet are normal and the most common type but still require running shoes. The shoes are designed to assist the correct running action the runner has. They will also provide shock absorption that these runners need. Here we explain how and why neutral footed runners need running shoes and the particular type of shoes they need.

How neutral feet affects the runner

People with neutral feet are often described as having normal or medium arches, their foot print will be like that on the right. The arch is visible and ends at the middle of the foot. The arch isn't too high or low it is level or just above the line of the toes as you look at the side of the foot.

Most people have the foot type and due to this their running action and gait is efficient and regular. They're running at the fastest they can and will have less injuries than other foot types. To enhance these aspects a specialist running shoe should be added whether the runner is experienced or not.

Normal footprint

Neutral footed runners tend to pronate correctly


Pronation is something all runners do and is the way the foot rotates as it strikes the ground from the heel then the foot slightly rotates inwards then you push off from the toes. What's important is how much the foot rotates or pronates and runners with neutral feet tend to pronate the correct amount.

Another way of describing it is by saying that they pronate correctly. There is just enough rotation that shock is absorbed during the run and this action is efficient for the body. Running this way produces maximum results. However this particular runner can still benefit with a particular running shoe.

The need stability running shoes

Stability running shoes are designed for runners who pronate correctly and have neutral feet. They will find that running with this shoe enhances their already correct running action and helps reduce running injuries that can occur especially during long runs.

Stability running shoes have elements of all running shoes in them to support and encourage the runner whatever the terrain they're running on. The shoe has some rigidity to allow for and control the efficient running action. Plus there is some cushioning to support the runners lower joints and muscles. If you have neutral feet be sure to invest in stability running shoes for better, safer running.

Stability running shoe