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Perfect Fit | Choosing the Proper Running Shoe

Wearing proper running shoes enhances performance and prevents injuries. The first step in picking the right running shoe is to know your foot type. We’ve compiled some useful information to help you determine your foot shape and the best shoe for you.

 

Normal Arches - proper running shoe fit and tips

Neutral Arch

Shape of foot Types of shoe

Slight arch in center of foot; ideal pronation or rotation of the foot inward and downward so it comes down at the outside of the heel and rolls evenly to the front.

Stability: Arch-side support and high-density foam result in extra stability. These shoes typically feature a slight arch from front to back.

Best Fit

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9, $114.99

Finish Line, West Palm Beach, 561-683-0552

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 - neutral arch runnig shoe

 


Flat Arches - proper running shoe fit

Flat Arch

Shape of foot Types of shoe
Little to no arch (flat foot); may result in overpronation or foot rolling excessively inward.

Motion Control: Motion control running shoes feature rigid details at the bottom of the shoe and are usually made from plastic, fiberglass or high-density foam. The extra rigidity keeps the ankle from turning out while the filled-in arch area provides strong stability.

Best Fit

Brooks Addiction 10, $110

Run and Roll, West Palm Beach, 561-650-1200

Brooks Addiction 10 - Running Shoe for flat arches and motion control

High Arch - selecting the proper running shoe for high arches

High Arch

 

Shape of foot Types of Shoe

Majority of your sole is hollow; may result in underpronation or your foot rolling only slightly with the outside of your foot taking the brunt of impact.

Cushioning: Lightweight cushioning shoes are key for those with high arches. These shoes are built on a curve and feature little to no rigidity.

Best Fit

Hoka One One Stinson Evo Tarmac, $170

Fit 2 Run, Wellington, 561-753-9343

Hoka One One Stinson Evo Tarmac - high arch running shoe - extra cushioning

 

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