Finding the correct running shoes for your feet

Finding the right running shoes for your foot type and activity levels can be a very daunting task with the thousands of shoes on the market. As podiatrists, we see a range of different foot conditions daily and have the expertise in fitting the right shoe for the right foot.

Let’s looks specifically at runners, as these are the most common but also the most complex shoes out there.

To explain it as basically as possible, runners come in neutral, moderate control, maximum control. Within each of these styles there are then also hundreds of different features and ways of achieving the correction!

One of the most common mistakes made by consumers is to be wearing a highly corrective shoe such as a ASICS Kayano when there is not necessarily a need for this much support.

There are three main factors to consider when choosing the correct shoe;

  • What type of foot do you have?

Flat (Pes Planus), Neutral or High Arch (Pes Cavus)

  • What Activities are you participating in?

Court sports, Running, walking, Bush walking etc.

  • How active are you and how much activity do you plan on doing in these shoes?

Do you run 10 kilometres 5 times a week or are you more just a casual weekend walker?

At The Foot Centre Group we have years of experience between us and can assess your feet thoroughly to work out any potential structure that may be overloaded and cause injury. Book online HERE to find the best shoe to fit your foot!

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