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Choosing the Right Running Shoes

Selecting the right running shoes is important for both performance and injury prevention. Good running shoes should provide adequate support, cushioning, stability, and proper fit. Look for shoes that match your foot type, whether you have flat feet, high arches, or neutral arches. Additionally, consider the terrain you will be running on and choose shoes with appropriate traction and durability. When buying running shoes, try them on in the afternoon when your feet are slightly swollen, ensuring a proper fit. Leave about a thumb's width between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. Transition gradually from old to new shoes to allow your feet to adjust to the differences in support and cushioning. If you are looking for well-fitting running shoes, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist for personalized guidance on selecting shoes and to address any specific foot concerns. This foot doctor can assess your gait, foot structure, and biomechanics to recommend the most suitable shoes for your needs, helping you enjoy a safe and comfortable running experience.

If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, contact Jeffrey L. Bober, DPM from Maryland. Our doctor 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 office located in Glen Burnie, MD . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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