Finding a running shoe that is specifically designed for your foot type gives you the best chance for a comfortable run.
At ASICS, we build shoes for two different foot types: neutral feet (i.e. cushioning shoes) and feet that need support (i.e. pronated feet).
Below we provide you some assistance to find the most appropriate shoe for your individual needs and budget.
What is pronation?
Pronation is a natural movement of the foot that has traditionally been used to prescribe footwear. Pronation refers to the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing. It’s part of the natural movement of the human body but it differs from person to person. As your foot strikes the ground it rolls inward to absorb the shock. As it does this the arch of your foot supports, on average, three times your body weight.