Choosing the right shoe for your foot type is paramount to preventing overuse injuries with your walking or running program. Are you an over-pronator, a supinator or somewhere in between? How do you know?
Here are some simple tips to find out what your foot type is and in next weeks blog I will cover parts of shoes and how to match your shoe to your foot type.
How does my foot function?
- Overpronator: the foot has a low and flexible arch
- Neutral: the foot has a medium arch
- Underpronator/Supinator: the foot has a high rigid arch
Wet Foot Test
Get your feet wet and then take several steps on a concrete driveway or sidewalk.
Your foot print left on the cement will give you a clue to what foot type you have.
Is your whole foot visable?--you then are an over-pronator.
Is just the outer edge of your foot visable?--you then are a supinator.
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