running shoes are one of the 3 types
of running shoes. They are specifically designed for people with a certain foot
type and running action. This is a perfectly normal and efficient running action
but one that still needs a particular running shoe. This will
enhance your running and you'll find you have fewer injuries.
People with this foot type are also often described as
having neutral feet ,
their foot print will be like that on the left, there is a
clear space where the arch is. The foot has
an arch that isn't too low or high, it matches the level of the toes. This is a normal foot that most people have.
A runner with this foot type will normally have a regular running action. With a different foot type injuries can occur without correction but a runner with this foot type will have minimal injuries as a result of their running action. However they still require a specialist running shoe.
These runners tend to pronate correctly
When running we refer to the way the foot strikes the ground and
the way the weight transfers along the foot and the foot rotates slightly
inward across the ball, there is then a lift off from the middle
of the toes. This slightly inward rotation is called pronantion and happens with
runner with a normal arch will pronate correctly, there is an inward rotation but it isn't
excessive. There is also enough rotation that there is shock absorbed by this action.
Over and underpronation can each cause separate recognizable injuries that someone
with a normal action will not suffer from.
How stability running shoes work
Despite pronating correctly and having a normal running
action a specialist running shoe is still required. A stability running shoe will have
many features that are not found on a normal training or cross action shoe. They
are designed specifically for the runner.
The stability running shoe has elements of all types of running shoes but to a lesser extent.
Normal pronantion is encouraged but not exaggerated so some rigidity is there. Running puts a lot of
stress on the joints so some cushioning can be found. If you have a normal foot type then be sure
to invest in stability running shoes to enhance
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