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Choosing the Right Running Shoes

Faced with a myriad of shoes one can find in running stores, it can be hard to determine which is the right pair for you. The most important criterion in buying new running shoes is that they be comfortable while running. There are many components of a running shoe that should be evaluated to make sure they fit the shape of your feet and provide adequate support and protection. Instead of choosing shoes based on looks, focus on fit, feel, and function. Make sure the shoes you buy are roomy enough in the toe box for the toes to move freely and not be shoved up against the front of the shoe. Shop for running shoes later in the day after the feet have done their normal swelling and make sure you bring the socks you will wear and any inserts you normally use so as to get the right size shoe and fit. Measure your feet to make sure you are not assuming you know the right size to purchase. If you are a runner, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist to obtain expert advice on the best shoes for your particular feet and tips to deal with any current or potential foot problems.

If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists from Ultimate Foot Care . Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

To increase performance and avoid the risk of injury, it is important to choose the right running shoe based on your foot type. The general design of running shoes revolves around pronation, which is how the ankle rolls from outside to inside when the foot strikes the ground.

  • Neutral runners are able to choose from a wide variety of shoes, including minimalist shoes or even going barefoot.
  • Runners who overpronate, or experience an over-abundance of ankle rolling, should choose shoes that provide extra motion control and stability.
  • Runners who underpronate, or supinate, have feet that have high arches and lack flexibility, preventing shock absorption. They require shoes with more flexibility and cushion.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Smithtown, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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