Pronation is part of the natural movement of the human body and refers to the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing. Understanding your pronation type can help you find a comfortable running shoe.
- Underpronators (supinators) need a lot of cushioning to avoid impact injuries
- Neutral pronators can wear a wide variety of shoes
- Overpronators should look for support or structured cushioning shoes
- How your foot contacts the ground: The outer side of the heel hits the ground at an increased angle with little or no normal pronation, causing a large transmission of shock through the lower leg.
- Push Off: pressure on smaller toes on outside of foot
- Injuries: plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ankle strain
- Foot type: high arches