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Considering Speed When Choosing a Running Shoe

When choosing or shopping for a running shoe, many runners and athletes consider a variety of factors. For example, runners might select a specific type of shoe because it is better suited to a particular kind of terrain. The degree to which running shoes might actually increase an athlete’s speed, however, is another important factor to consider when purchasing a pair of running shoes. This is to say that running shoes might actually make a runner faster because a good pair of running shoes will essentially increase one’s running economy. In other words, good running shoes might maximize the effort that a runner puts into their runs, ultimately increasing their speed. If you are someone who is looking for the perfect pair of running shoes, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today.

If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists from Brondon Foot and Ankle. 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 offices located in Centerville and Monroe, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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