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Exploring Types of Running Shoes and Selection Tips

Selecting the right running shoes is a crucial step in ensuring a comfortable and injury free running experience. Various types of running shoes cater to different needs and preferences. Neutral running shoes are suitable for those people who have a natural gait, providing balanced cushioning. Stability shoes offer added support to prevent overpronation. Motion control shoes are designed for severe overpronators, offering maximum stability. Trail running shoes are equipped with rugged soles for off-road terrains. When choosing running shoes, it is beneficial to consider factors such as foot arch, pronation type, and intended terrain. Remember to prioritize comfort, proper fit, and the specific demands of your running style. Investing time in finding the right shoes ensures your running journey remains both enjoyable and injury free. If you would like to have more information about how to choose the right running shoes, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can provide you with useful tips. 

You should always make sure your running shoes fit properly in order to avoid injury. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists from Crosstown Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

Improper shoe sizing can cause a myriad of problems for your feet. Shoes that don’t fit you properly can lead to muscular imbalances in your body, which can result in foot, knee, and hip injuries.

Tips for Finding the Right Running Shoe

  • Make sure you have a thumb’s width of wiggle room between the end of your longest toe and the front of the shoe.
  • There should be little to no slipping at the heel
  • Don’t assume your size in one shoe brand will be your size in another
  • Do not lace up your shoes too tightly
  • Walk around in the store with your new shoes before you buy them

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our our offices located in Wayne, Montclair, and Randolph, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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