Buying Shoes For Your Feet Type

Running Shoes

Running is one of the most basic, yet most effective forms of exercise.

Most avid runners started running as soon as they could walk.

It is just a natural extension of who they are and how they love having their feet pound the ground they run on.

But to run effectively requires proper form and technique.

How you should run depends on a number of factors such as your height, stride length and natural gait.

Another factor to consider is your type of foot.

Generally, there are three types of feet…

High Arch

This is sometimes referred to as Cavus Foot. A high arch makes you prone to injuries when you participate in vigorous sporting activity and running. High arches do not absorb shock well and do not provide enough support when walking.

Neutral Foot

These are considered bio-mechanically efficient but having neutral foot arches can still make you prone to injury or discomfort such as ball- of- foot or heel pain. You will need extra cushioning and shock absorption.

Flat Foot

Low arches tend to over- pronate and roll inwards because of its greater degree of flexibility. Flat feet are considered bio-mechanically imbalanced and are prone to foot conditions such as foot pain, heel pain and plantar fasciitis.

Granted there are many wonderful running shoe styles to choose from in the market.

But when selecting running shoes find the ones that can accommodate your type of foot.

Wearing the wrong shoe for your foot type can be a very painful experience!

A runner who is flat footed will be in constant pain if he or she buys running shoes designed for high arches.

Here are the best running shoes you should consider based on your foot type:

High Arch:
Nike Air Pegasus +30
New Balance Leadville 1210
Brooks Running Pure Cadence 3
Nike Air Max 2013
Brooks Ghost 6

Neutral Foot:
Merrell All-Out Peak
Salomon Speedcross CS
Salomon Snowcross CS
Saucony Cohesion
Nike Free Run Distance

Flat Feet:
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15
Saucony Guide 7
Asics Gel Kayano 21
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11
New Balance 860v4

Take the time to find the running shoes that will best fit your feet and running style.

Many retailers have ways of determining the best running shoe for the customer.

One of these methods is to have you run on a treadmill with varying speeds.

A computer will track your stride, feet position and strike pressure.

You may have to sweat it for awhile but the effort will be worth it when you find the best running shoes for your feet.