When Stefan Pressley cashed in his earnings from working at a junkyard all summer, the original plan was to purchase a new car. Instead, the high school senior bought running shoes for his cross country team. The cross country captain purchased five pairs that totaled to an amount of $540 at running specialty store Running Wild. “My team is my family, and I want them to have the best season,” Pressley shared. “This is my last year, so I want them to remember the example I’ve set when I leave.”
If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, see one of our podiatrists from Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctors can treat your foot and ankle needs.
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 go 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 Appleton, WI. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet all your needs.