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.
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
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.
The need stability running shoes
Stability running shoes are
perfect for those with a normal foot type and pronate correctly. Unlike a lateral
motion training shoe they are built for running in. Stability running shoes enhance the correct running
action in a few ways.
They have some rigidity in them to prevent too much pronation but not too much to prevent
the rotation that is already there. They will also have some shock absorption to cater for
the forward motion that the runner uses and the stresses that are placed on the runners feet and legs.
For these reasons stability running shoes are vital
for better running.
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