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Running Shoes for Various Surfaces

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 00:00

When you buy new running shoes, it is important to consider where you will be using them. What type of surface do you intend to run on? The kind of running shoes that you should buy will differ based on your answer to this question. If you are planning to run on a hard surface, like asphalt, you will likely need road running shoes, which provide more cushioning. If you are planning to run on softer surfaces, like trails and dirt paths, you may need trail running shoes, which have better traction and protect your feet from rocks, roots, mud and wet weather conditions. If you are running on a treadmill, you may be able to buy a road running shoe with slightly less cushioning. For more information on how to find the best running shoes for your needs, consult with a podiatrist today.

If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, contact Dr. Rosa Roman from Ankle and Foot Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

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 going 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 Bloomfield, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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