What is pronation and why does it matter?
Pronation refers to the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing.
Finding the right shoe for your foot type is key to running comfortably.
How Your Foot Contacts The Ground: The outside of the heel hits the ground at an increased angle with minimal pronation, causing shock to the lower leg.
Push-Off: You experience pressure on your outer toes.
Considered Injuries: Plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ankle strain.
Foot Type: High arches.
NEUTRAL FOOT TYPE IS
How Your Foot Contacts the Ground: Your foot lands on the outside of the heel and then rolls inward, absorbing impact on the body.
Push-Off: You experience even distribution from the front of the foot.
Considered Injuries: Getting hurt is less likely due to effective shock absorption, but not impossible.
Foot Type: Normal-size arches.
How Your Foot Contacts The Ground: Your foot lands on the outside of the heel and then rolls inward, transferring excess weight.
Push-Off: You experience pressure mainly on your big toe and second toe.
Considered Injuries: Shin splints, plantar fasciitis, bunions, heel spurs.
Foot Type: Low arches or flat feet.
How do you know if you overpronate or underpronate?
Wear patterns can provide clues about where your foot takes on impact, exposing
where you may need additional support and cushioning in your running shoes.
Click on a section below to learn more about pronation and which running shoe is the most comfortable for your foot type:
2) Types of pronation
THERE ARE MULTIPLE TESTS YOU CAN TAKE TO DETERMINE YOUR PRONATION TYPE:
Video Gait Analysis: A video is taken of a runner's foot while running on a treadmill. This is slowed down, thoroughly analyzed, and explained to you by a trained staff member, who will explain your running type and help you select the right pair of running shoes.
Visit an ASICS Store for Guidance: You can also receive individual product advice at one of our running stores. Trained staff members will be happy to assist you with fitting and special services. Get personalized advice from a trained staff member at an ASICS running store near you.