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.